Game 74 Preview: Los Angeles at Winnipeg - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (44-24-5) at Winnipeg Jets (30-37-6)
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5 p.m. PT
MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Referees: #34 Brad Meier, #25 Marc Joannette
Linesmen: #56 Mark Wheler, #94 Bryan Pancich
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Los Angeles Kings v Winnipeg Jets

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 60 GP (60 GS) / 37-19-4 record / 2.16 GAA / .920 Sv% / 4 SHO
Career vs Winnipeg: 9 (9) / 4-3-1 / 3.19 / .882 / 0
Last Game vs Winnipeg: 10/27/15 / 60 MP / 24-25 shots / 4-1 W
2015-16, Away: 26 (26) / 16-8-2 / 2.07 / .932 / 3

Winnipeg Projected Starting Goaltender – Ondrej Pavelec
2015-16: 27 GP (25 GS) / 9-13-2 record / 2.79 GAA / .904 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 6 (5) / 2-3-0 / 2.44 / .933 / 1
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 10/27/15 / 59 MP / 28-30 shots / 4-1 L
2015-16, Home: 15 (15) / 5-8-1 / 2.56 / .915 / 1

Nashville Predators v Winnipeg Jets

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (24-43=67)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (27-22=49)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (24-43=67)
Plus/Minus: Anze Kopitar (+32; 24-43=67)
Penalty Minutes: Brayden McNabb (86; 2-7=9)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:11; 14-33=47)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (61.0%; 3-7=10)

2015-16 Winnipeg Leaders
Total Points: Blake Wheeler (19-45=64)
Goals: Mark Scheifele (24-23=47)
Assists: Blake Wheeler (19-45=64)
Plus/Minus: Mark Scheifele (+13, 24-23=47)
Penalty Minutes: Dustin Byfuglien (99; 16-28=44)
Time On Ice: Dustin Byfuglien (24:57; 16-28=44)
Corsi-For Percentage: Paul Postma (57.2%; 1-0=1)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 14 / 2.70; WPG – t-23 / 2.52
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 1 / 2.26; WPG – 26 / 2.92
Power Play: LAK – 9 / 20.5%; WPG – 29 / 14.6%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 14 / 81.3%; WPG – 25 / 78.5%
Shots/Game: LAK – 3 / 32.1; WPG – 15 / 29.9
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 27.6; WPG – 14 / 29.7
Faceoffs: LAK – t-12 / 50.3%; WPG – 28 / 47.3%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-7 / .918; WPG – t-26 / .902
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.0% / WPG – t-7 / 52.0%

Boston Bruins v Winnipeg Jets

Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

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

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 12-4-5 all-time against the Winnipeg franchise, a record that includes an away mark of 5-4-2. The Kings have lost all five games that have gone to overtime or a shootout against the Jets and Thrashers. Los Angeles and Winnipeg are meeting for the second time and will conclude the season series in the 82nd game of the season, April 9 at Staples Center. The Kings are 1-0-0 thus far, having won 4-1 at the MTS Centre on October 27. … Los Angeles is 24-15-2 against the Western Conference and 10-6-2 against the Central Division. … Anze Kopitar has 15 points (6-9=15) in the last 12 games. His +32 rating leads the league. … Tyler Toffoli’s +30 rating ranks third in the league. He has three goals in the last six games. … Drew Doughty’s 47 points represents the second-highest haul of his career. His career-high is 59 points (16-43=59), set in 2009-10. In 28 games since January 24, he has seven goals, 23 points and a +10 rating. With 314 points (80-234=314), he is one point behind Steve Duchesne for second place all-time amongst Kings defensemen. … Jonathan Quick’s .882 career save percentage against Atlanta and Winnipeg is his lowest save percentage against any NHL team.

Colorado Avalanche v Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Projected Lines

Nikolaj Ehlers – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler
Joel Armia – Alexander Burmistrov – Drew Stafford
Chris Thorburn – Adam Lowry – Matt Halischuk
Nic Petan – Andrew Copp – Marko Dano

Ben Chiarot – Dustin Byfuglien
Mark Stuart – Jacob Trouba
Julian Melchiori – Paul Postma

Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson

Notes and milestones: Winnipeg is expected to be without Tyler Myers (knee surgery), Toby Enstrom (lowe-body), Mathieu Perreault (upper-body), JC Lipon (upper-body), Anthony Peluso (upper-body), Bryan Little (upper-body) and Grant Clitsome (upper-body). … The Jets’ 304 minor penalties are the second most in the NHL. … Winnipeg set a season high for shots in a game with 49 in a 2-0 win over Vancouver on Tuesday. … Jets assistant coach Charlie Huddy played for the Kings from 1991-95. … Winnipeg is 1-26-3 when trailing after two periods. … The Jets have outshot their opponents 2186-2171 but have been out-scored 213-184.

Vancouver Canucks v Winnipeg Jets

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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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