Game 60 Preview: Los Angeles vs Edmonton - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (35-20-4) vs Edmonton Oilers (22-33-6)
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #8 Dave Jackson, #9 Dan O’Rourke
Linesmen: #70 Derek Nansen, #86 Brad Lazarowich
FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

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Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 48 GP (48 GS) / 30-15-3 record / 2.17 GAA / .921 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs Edmonton: 23 (23) / 17-1-5 / 1.66 / .937 / 1
Last Game vs Edmonton: 12/29/15 / 60 MP / 42-44 shots / 5-2 W
2015-16, Home: 26 (26) / 15-10-1 / 2.31 / .906 / 1

Edmonton Projected Starting Goaltender: Cam Talbot
2015-16: 39 GP (36 GS) / 12-21-3 record / 2.73 GAA / .910 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 5 (5) / 1-4-0 / 3.91 / .880 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 12/29/15 / 26 MP / 11-14 shots / 5-2 L
2015-16, Away: 18 (16) / 4-9-3 / 2.98 / .905 / 0

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (18-34=52)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (24-19=43)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (18-34=52)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+24; 24-19=43)
Penalty Minutes: Milan Lucic (70; 14-22=36)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:20; 11-28=39)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (61.6%; 3-6=9)

2015-16 Edmonton Leaders
Total Points: Taylor Hall (20-32=52)
Goals: Taylor Hall (20-32=52)
Assists: Taylor Hall (20-32=52)
Plus/Minus: Brandon Davidson (+4; 3-5=8); Adam Clendening (+4; 0-2=2)
Penalty Minutes: Eric Gryba (75; 1-5=6)
Time On Ice: Oscar Klefbom (21:53; 4-8=12)
Corsi-For Percentage: Leon Draisaitl (53.3%; 15-27=42)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 13 / 2.66; EDM – 26 / 2.41
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 2.31; EDM – t-28 / 3.05
Power Play: LAK – 4 / 22.3%; EDM – 20 / 17.8%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 12 / 81.9%; EDM – 17 / 80.0%
Shots/Game: LAK – 2 / 32.6; EDM – t-23 / 28.8
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 28.1; EDM – t-25 / 31.2
Faceoffs: LAK – 15 / 50.0%; EDM – 25 / 49.1%
Save Percentage: LAK – 7 / .918; EDM – 27 / .902
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.3% / EDM – 18 / 49.0%

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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 78-80-39 all-time against Edmonton, a record that includes a home mark of 40-36-21. The Kings are 3-0-0 against the Oilers this season, a record that includes a 2-0 record at Rexall Place and a 1-0 record at Staples Center. These teams will conclude their season series on March 26 in Los Angeles. … The Kings are 20-11-2 against the Western Conference and 12-7-0 against the Pacific Division. … Dustin Brown is one assist away from surpassing Mark Hardy (250) for 11th overall and is 1 point behind Charlie Simmer (466) for 10th overall in team history. … Alec Martinez (36-63=99) is one point away from 100 in his career. … Drew Doughty ranks third in the NHL in TOI with 28:20. … Jonathan Quick ranks third in the NHL in wins with 30. … Tyler Toffoli ranks second in the NHL in plus/minus at plus-24. … Los Angeles leads the league with six wins when trailing going into the third period and are tied for second with 13 wins when their opponent scores first. … Jeff Carter is 3 goals away from 300 in his career. … The Kings have sold out 158 straight regular season games dating back to Dec. 3, 2011, a club record.

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Edmonton Projected Lines

Taylor Hall – Leon Draisaitl – Teddy Purcell
Benoit Pouliot – Connor McDavid – Jordan Eberle
Zack Kassian – Mark Letestu – Nail Yakupov
Lauri Korpikoski – Matt Hendricks – Iiro Pakarinen

Andrej Sekera – Mark Fayne
Darnell Nurse – Justin Schultz
Brandon Davidson – Nikita Nikitin

Cam Talbot
Anders Nilsson

Notes and milestones: Projected lines via Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers are expected to be without Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand), Oscar Klefbom (undisclosed), Eric Gryba (undisclosed) and Andrew Ference (hip). … Taylor Hall ranks 7th in the NHL in shots on goal with 218. … Edmonton is 2-12-2 against the Pacific Division and plays at Anaheim on Friday. … Eric Gryba leads the team in hits with 132. … Former King Andrej Sekera leads the Oilers in blocked shots with 115. … The Oilers are 13-3-2 when leading after the first period and are 15-8-2 when scoring first. … Former King Teddy Purcell is two goals away from 100 for his career. … Connor McDavid is on a four-game point streak (1 G, 3 A) and has nine point in his last six games. … Jordan Eberle has eight points in his last six games (4 G, 4 A). … LW Jujhar Khaira was recalled from AHL-Bakersfield on Wednesday.

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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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