Game 59 Preview: Los Angeles vs Calgary - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (34-20-4) vs Calgary Flames (26-29-3)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #24 Graham Skilliter, #8 Dave Jackson
Linesmen: #56 Mark Wheler, #70 Derek Nansen
FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Calgary Flames v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 47 GP (47 GS) / 29-15-3 record / 2.19 GAA / .920 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs Calgary: 22 (22) / 11-7-4 / 1.79 / .924 / 2
Last Game vs Calgary: 12/31/15 / 60 MP / 23-24 shots / 4-1 W
2015-16, Home: 25 (25) / 14-10-1 / 2.37 / .904 / 1

Calgary Projected Starting Goaltender: Joni Ortio
2015-16: 5 GP (2 GS) / 0-3-1 record / 4.13 GAA / .862 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 3 (3) / 1-2-0 / 1.99 / .926 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 1/19/15 / 64 MP / 33-34 shots / 2-1 OTW
2015-16, Away: 3 (1) / 0-1-1 / 2.98 / .911 / 0

Calgary Flames v New York Islanders

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (17-34=51)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (24-19=43)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (17-34=51)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+24; 24-19=43)
Penalty Minutes: Milan Lucic (70; 14-22=36)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:16; 11-27=38)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (61.6%; 3-6=9)

2015-16 Calgary Leaders
Total Points: Johnny Gaudreau (22-35=57)
Goals: Johnny Gaudreau (22-35=57)
Assists: Johnny Gaudreau (22-35=57)
Plus/Minus: TJ Brodie (+15; 4-32=36)
Penalty Minutes: Brandon Bollig (60; 1-2=3)
Time On Ice: TJ Brodie (25:30; 4-32=36)
Corsi-For Percentage: Mikael Backlund (50.8%; 11-19=30)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 13 / 2.67; CGY – 10 / 2.72
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 2.33; CGY – 28 / 3.07
Power Play: LAK – 5 / 22.2%; CGY – 29 / 15.6%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 11 / 82.2%; CGY – 30 / 73.2%
Shots/Game: LAK – 2 / 32.5; CGY – t-22 / 28.9
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 6 / 28.2; CGY – 11 / 29.2
Faceoffs: LAK – 15 / 50.0%; CGY – 26 / 48.4%
Save Percentage: LAK – 9 / .917; CGY – 30 / .895
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.3%; CGY – 25 / 47.4%

Calgary Flames v Detroit Red Wings

Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
Alec Martinez – Luke Schenn
Brayden McNabb – Jamie McBain

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 90-109-28 all-time against the Calgary franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 55-45-12. The Kings have lost six of the last 10 home games in the series, going 4-3-3. Thus far, they are 1-0-0 against the Flames this season, having won 4-1 in Calgary on December 31. These teams will meet only four times this season, with remaining games at Staples Center on March 31 and at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 5. … Los Angeles is 19-11-2 against the Western Conference and 11-7-0 against the Pacific Division. … Dustin Brown has nine points (4-5=9) in the last 12 games. With 465 career points (215-250=465), he is one point behind Charlie Simmer (466 points) for 10th place overall on the team’s all-time list. With 250 career assists, he is one assist from surpassing Mark Hardy for 11th place overall on the team’s all-time list. … In the last 19 games, Tanner Pearson has two goals, both of which are overtime game-winners. The Kings are 8-0-0 in games in which he scores. … Alec Martinez has 99 career points (36-63=99). … Drew Doughty has logged at least 30 minutes in three straight games, amassing 31:29 (@ WSH), 35:16 (@ STL) and 32:03 (@ NSH), while Brayden McNabb hasn’t cracked 12 and a half minutes over that span, accounting for 12:14 (@WSH), 10:07 (@ STL), and 10:56 (@ NSH). … Tyler Toffoli ranks second in the league in plus minus (+24), while Anze Kopitar (+23) ranks third. Kopitar ranks fourth amongst league forwards with a TOI/GP of 20:47, and his 44 points (12-32=44) since November 20 are tied for third in the league over that span.

Calgary Flames v Detroit Red Wings

Calgary Projected Lines

Johnny Gaudreau – Sean Monahan – Jiri Hudler
Joe Colborne – Mikael Backlund – Michael Frolik
Brandon Bollig – Sam Bennett – Josh Jooris
Lance Bouma – Matt Stajan – David Jones

Mark Giordano – TJ Brodie
Deryk Engelland – Dougie Hamilton
Tyler Wotherspoon – Jakub Nakladal

Joni Ortio
Jonas Hiller

Notes and milestones: Calgary lines via Pat Steinberg of FAN 960 … The Flames are expected to be without Kris Russell (upper-body), Karri Ramo (knee), Ladislav Smid (upper-body) and Dennis Wideman (suspension). … Joni Ortio is expected to start his first game in goal since October 30. … The Flames have allowed 30 goals in their last seven games (4.3 GA/GP), a stretch that followed a 10-game stretch in which they allowed 21 goals (2.1 GA/GP). … By scoring his 15th goal of the season Sunday in Anaheim, Mark Giordano established a career-high for goals in a season. His 15 goals are the third-most amongst league defensemen. … Johnny Gaudreau has assists in four straight games (1-5=6 total). … Mikael Backlund has goals in three straight games. He has six goals in February. … Josh Jooris is expected to play his 100th NHL game tonight. … Johnny Gaudreau has four goals and eight points in six career games against Los Angeles. … No current Kings have played for the Flames, and no current Flames have played for the Kings.

Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks