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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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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