Game 43 Preview: Los Angeles vs Ottawa - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (27-12-3) vs Ottawa Senators (20-18-6)
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 1:00 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #15 Jean Hebert, #4 Wes McCauley
Linesmen: #66 Darren Gibbs, #63 Trent Knorr
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Ottawa Senators v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick*
2015-16: 35 GP (35 GS) / 24-9-2 record / 2.05 GAA / .925 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs Ottawa: 8 (8) / 5-3-0 / 2.40 / .912 / 1
Last Game vs Ottawa: 12/14/15 / 59 MP / 16-21 shots / 3-5 L
2015-16, Away: 20 (20) / 13-6-1 / 2.08 / .916 / 1
*Los Angeles does not name starting goaltenders in advance. Jhonas Enroth is a possibility.

Ottawa Projected Starting Goaltender – Craig Anderson
2015-16: 34 GP (34 GS) / 17-13-4 record / 2.78 GAA / .917 Sv% / 2 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 15 (14) / 2-7-4 / 3.76 / .871 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 12/14/15 / 60 MP / 33-36 shots / 5-3 W
2015-16, Home: 17 (17) / 7-9-1 / 3.28 / .907 / 0

Ottawa Senators v Florida Panthers

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (12-23=35)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (20-12=32)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (12-23=35)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+23; 20-12=32)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (46; 3-1=4)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:56; 7-18=25)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (61.2% 2-4=6)

2015-16 Ottawa Leaders
Total Points: Erik Karlsson (9-36=45)
Goals: Mike Hoffman (20-16=36)
Assists: Erik Karlsson (9-36=45)
Plus/Minus: Mike Hoffman (+11; 20-16=36)
Penalty Minutes: Chris Neil (104; 2-3=5)
Time On Ice: Erik Karlsson (28:39; 9-36=45)
Corsi-For Percentage: Fredrik Claesson (53.7%; 0-0=0)

Ottawa Senators v Los Angeles Kings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-13 / 2.62; OTT – 12 / 2.66
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 2.14; OTT – 27 / 2.98
Power Play: LAK – 8 / 20.3%; OTT – t-23 / 17.6%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 11 / 82.0%; OTT – 29 / 76.0%
Shots/Game: LAK – 1 / 32.2; OTT – t-25 / 28.3
Shots Against/Game: LAK – t-6 / 28.3; OTT – 30/ 33.5
Faceoffs: LAK – t-20 / 49.6%; OTT – 13 / 50.4%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-3 / .924; OTT – t-16 / .911
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.2%; OTT – 28 / 46.9%

Ottawa Senators v Tampa Bay Lightning

Los Angeles Projected Lineup

Milan Lucic – Anze Kopitar – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King – Jeff Carter – Tanner Pearson
Trevor Lewis – Vincent Lecavalier – Marian Gaborik
Andy Andreoff – Nick Shore – Dustin Brown

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Christian Ehrhoff – Luke Schenn

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 19-9-2 all-time against Ottawa, a record that includes a home mark of 12-2-1 (one tie). The Senators, who won on December 14 at the Canadian Tire Centre, have never swept a two-game season series between the teams since entering the league in 1992-93, though they won the teams’ only meetings in 1999-00, 2005-06 and 2010-11. Ottawa’s 1-0 win at Staples Center last season was their first in Los Angeles since January 11, 2000. … Anze Kopitar, who has 15 points (3-12=15) in the last nine games, ranks second amongst NHL forwards with a TOI average of 21:12. … Jonathan Quick is 15-2-2 with a 1.68 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage (1181:08 minutes / 521 SA / 488 SV) over his last 19 games, dating back to the 3-1 win at Florida on November 23. He has earned points for the team in eight straight games (7-0-1). … Tyler Toffoli is tied for the league lead with a plus-23 rating. … With 456 career points (211-245=456), Dustin Brown is one point behind Mike Murphy (457 points) for 11th place on the franchise’s all-time list. … With 99 regular season goals as a King, Jeff Carter is one goal away from 100.

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Ottawa Projected Lines

Bobby Ryan – Kyle Turris – Mark Stone
Mike Hoffman – Mika Zibanejad – Milan Michalek
Alex Chiasson – Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Curtis Lazar
Shane Prince – Zack Smith – Chris Neil

Marc Methot – Erik Karlsson
Patrik Wiercioch – Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki – Fredrik Claesson

Craig Anderson
Andrew Hammond

Notes and milestones: Ottawa is expected to be without forward Clarke MacArthur and defenseman Chris Phillips, both of whom are on injured reserve. … Head Coach Dave Cameron, who made his NHL head coaching debut on December 11, 2014 against Los Angeles, ranks fifth all-time amongst Senators coaches with 52 wins. … Mark Stone leads the team with 20 road points (4-16=20). … Reigning Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson leads the team with 16 power play points (1-15=16) and ranks second amongst franchise defensemen and ninth overall in franchise history with 348 career points (93-255=348). He has been held scoreless while drawing a minus-four rating over the last two games. … Ottawa, which won 1-0 at Staples Center last season, has never won back-to-back games in Los Angeles. … With 199 career wins, Craig Anderson is one win from 200.

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