Game 68 Preview: Los Angeles at Chicago - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (40-22-5) at Chicago Blackhawks (41-22-6)
Monday, March 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PT
United Center, Chicago, IL
Referees: #40 Steve Kozari, #27 Eric Furlatt
Linesmen: #86 Brad Lazarowich, #87 Devin Berg
NBCSN, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

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Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 55 GP (55 GS) / 34-17-4 record / 2.18 GAA / .919 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs Chicago: 23 (23) / 8-15-1 / 2.85 / .906 / 2
Last Game vs Chicago: 11/28/15 / 62 MP / 20-22 shots / 3-2 OTW
2015-16, Away: 23 (23) / 15-6-2 / 2.09 / .931 / 2

Chicago Projected Starting Goaltender: Corey Crawford
2015-16: 56 GP (56 GS) / 35-17-4 record / 2.27 GAA / .928 Sv% / 7 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 12 (12) / 8-4-0 / 2.64 / .908 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 11/2/15 / 60 MP / 33-35 shots / 4-2 W
2015-16, Home: 30 (30) / 20-8-2 / 1.74 / .944 / 7

Montreal Canadiens v Chicago Blackhawks

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (21-38=59)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (24-22=46)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (21-38=59)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+28; 24-22=46)
Penalty Minutes: Brayden McNabb (76; 2-6=8)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:19; 13-31=44)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (60.8%; 3-6=9)

2015-16 Chicago Leaders
Total Points: Patrick Kane (38-51=89)
Goals: Patrick Kane (38-51=89)
Assists: Patrick Kane (38-51=89)
Plus/Minus: Patrick Kane (+19; 38-51=89)
Penalty Minutes: Andrew Shaw (53; 11-20=31)
Time On Ice: Duncan Keith (25:34; 9-33=42)
Corsi-For Percentage: Christian Ehrhoff (54.9%; 2-9=11)*
*Not expected to play tonight; next highest is Erik Gustafsson (52.9%; 0-12=12)

Los Angeles Kings v Chicago Blackhawks

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 14 / 2.66; CHI – t-6 / 2.81
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 1 / 2.27; CHI – 8 / 2.42
Power Play: LAK – 6 / 21.8%; CHI – 2 / 23.6%
Penalty Kill: LAK – t-16 / 80.8%; CHI – t-25 / 78.3%
Shots/Game: LAK – 2 / 32.4; CHI – 7 / 30.7
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 27.6; CHI – t-21 / 30.9
Faceoffs: LAK – t-12 / 50.2%; CHI – 19 / 49.6%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-6 / .918; CHI – 1 / .922
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.1% / CHI – 14 / 50.7%

Montreal Canadiens v Chicago Blackhawks

Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

Rob Scuderi – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Brayden McNabb – Luke Schenn

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 79-87-22 all-time against Chicago, a record that includes an away mark of 37-47-11. The Kings are 3-7-0 in their last 10 regular season visits to United Center. Tonight’s game concludes the teams’ regular season series. … Los Angeles is 22-13-2 against the Western Conference and 8-4-2 against the Central Division. … Darryl Sutter is tied with Larry Robinson for third place on the Kings’ all-time games coached list with 328 games. With 178 regular season wins as head coach, Sutter is tied with Bob Pulford for second place on Los Angeles’ all-time wins list. … Dustin Brown is one assist away from surpassing Mark Hardy (250) for 11th overall in team history and one point behind Charlie Simmer (466) for 10th overall. He has gone 11 consecutive games without a point. … With 430 career assists, Anze Kopitar is one assist behind Bernie Nicholls for fifth place in team history. He has seven points (3-4=7) in the last six games. … Jonathan Quick is one shutout away from surpassing Frank Brimsek and John Vanbiesbrouck (all 40) for the most all-time among United States-born goalies. … Tyler Toffoli ranks second in the NHL in plus/minus at plus-28. He has two goals in the last 23 games and no five-on-five goals since January 17. In 17 regular season and playoff games against Chicago, he has seven goals, 13 points and a Corsi-for percentage of 58.4% (230 CF, 164 CA). … Milan Lucic has assists in five straight games (2-5=7), tying a career-high. … Alec Martinez has assists in three straight games (0-3=3), tying a career-high. … Vincent Lecavalier is expected to play his 1,199th career game tonight. … Kyle Clifford is expected to play his 399th career game tonight.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Projected Lines

Andrew Ladd – Jonathan Toews – Marian Hossa
Artemi Panarin-Artem Anisimov – Patrick Kane
Andrew Desjardins – Teuvo Teravainen – Tomas Fleischmann
Brandon Mashinter – Andrew Shaw – Dale Weise

Duncan Keith – Niklas Hjalmarsson
Erik Gustafsson – Brent Seabrook
Trevor van Riemsdyk – Michal Rozsival

Corey Crawford
Scott Darling

Notes and milestones: 32.9% of Chicago’s goals this season have been scored by players who weren’t with the team last season. … The Blackhawks are 36-5-4 when scoring first. … Chicago is tied for the league lead with only 47 second period goals allowed this season,. When scoring two goals or fewer, the Blackhawks are 6-20-4. When scoring more than two goals, they are 35-2-2. … On two days rest, Chicago is 7-3-1. … The Blackhawks are 7-for-21 on the power play over the last six games. … Duncan Keith has 27 points (4-23=27) in 38 career games against Los Angeles. … Jonathan Toews has 29 points (13-16=29) in 29 career games against Los Angeles. … Patrick Kane has 30 points (10-20=30) in 29 career games against Los Angeles. He leads the NHL with 89 points and ranks second with 38 goals and 51 assists.

Washington Capitals v Chicago Blackhawks