Game 75 Preview: Los Angeles vs Edmonton - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (44-25-5) vs. Edmonton Oilers (30-40-7)
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 7 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #22 Ghislain Hebert, #3 Mike Leggo
Linesmen: #79 Kiel Murchison, #78 Brian Mach
FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Edmonton Oilers v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 61 GP (61 GS) / 37-20-4 record / 2.18 GAA / .919 Sv% / 4 SHO
Career vs Edmonton: 24 (24) / 18-1-5 / 1.64 / .938 / 1
Last Game vs Edmonton: 2/25/16 / 60 MP / 26-27 shots / 2-1 W
2015-16, Home: 34 (34) / 21-11-2 / 2.23 / .909 / 1

Edmonton Projected Starting Goaltender – Laurent Brossoit
2015-16: 4 GP (4 GS) / 0-3-1 record / 3.24 GAA / .882 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: No previous appearances
Last Game vs Los Angeles: No previous appearances
2015-16, Away: 1 (1) / 0-1-0 / 6.00 / .778 / 0

San Jose Sharks v Edmonton Oilers

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (25-43=68)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (27-22=49)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (25-43=68)
Plus/Minus: Anze Kopitar (+30; 25-43=68)
Penalty Minutes: Brayden McNabb (86; 2-7=9)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:08; 14-34=48)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (60.9%; 3-7=10)

2015-16 Edmonton Leaders
Total Points: Taylor Hall (25-35=60)
Goals: Taylor Hall (25-35=60)
Assists: Taylor Hall (25-35=60)
Plus/Minus: Brandon Davidson (+7, 4-7=11), Adam Clendening (+7, 1-5=6)
Penalty Minutes: Zack Kassian (112; 3-5=8)
Time On Ice: Oscar Klefbom (21:53; 4-8=12)*
Corsi-For Percentage: Leon Draisaitl (52.6%; 18-31=49)
*Not expected to play; next highest is Andrej Sekera (21:43; 6-23=29)

at Staples Center on February 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 14 / 2.68; EDM – 26 / 2.40
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 1 / 2.28; EDM – 26 / 2.91
Power Play: LAK – 7 / 20.6%; EDM – 19 / 17.6%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 14 / 81.5%; EDM – t-22 / 80.1%
Shots/Game: LAK – 3 / 32.1; EDM – t-23 / 28.9
Shots Against/Game: LAK – t-2 / 27.5; EDM – 26 / 31.2
Faceoffs: LAK – t-10 / 50.4%; EDM – 27 / 48.7%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-8 / .917; EDM – t-20 / .907
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 55.9% / EDM – 18 / 49.0%

Edmonton Oilers v Columbus Blue Jackets

Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

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

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 79-80-39 all-time against Edmonton, a record that includes a home mark of 41-36-21. The Kings are looking for their first five-game sweep of the Oilers in franchise history and the third season sweep in the last six years. Los Angeles won all four games in 2010-11 and 2013-14. The Kings are currently on a franchise-long eight-game home winning streak against the Oilers and are 19-2-3 overall in the series over the last 24 games. … Los Angeles is 24-16-2 against the Western Conference and 14-9-0 against the Pacific Division. … Anze Kopitar has 16 points (7-9=16) in the last 13 games. With a +30 rating, he ranks second in the league in plus/minus behind Chris Kunitz’s +31. Tyler Toffoli ranks third in the league at +29. Since November 20, Kopitar ranks third in the NHL with 61 points (20-41=61). With 243 career goals, he is three goals behind Wayne Gretzky (246 goals) for sixth place overall on the team’s all-time list. … Drew Doughty is in a tie with Steve Duchesne for second place all-time amongst Kings defensemen with 315 career points (80-235=315). In 29 games since January 24, he has seven goals, 24 points and a +9 rating. Doughty will play in his 599th career game tonight. … Jeff Carter has 15 goals and 23 points in 20 career games against Edmonton. … Tanner Pearson has four goals and seven points in six career games against Edmonton. … Vincent Lecavalier could play in the place of Nick Shore.

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Edmonton Projected Lines

Taylor Hall – Leon Draisaitl – Nail Yakupov
Pat Maroon – Connor McDavid – Jordan Eberle
Lauri Korpikoski – Mark Letestu – Zack Kassian
Matt Hendricks – Adam Cracknell – Iiro Pakarinen

Andrej Sekera – Mark Fayne
Griffin Reinhart – Jordan Oesterle
Darnell Nurse – Adam Clendening

Laurent Brossoit
Cam Talbot

Notes and milestones: Lines via DailyFaceoff.com … Edmonton is expected to be without Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (concussion), Benoit Pouliot (shoulder), Oscar Klefbom (lower body), Brandon Davidson (lower body), Adam Pardy (hand), Andrew Ference (hip) and Eric Gryba (knee). … Edmonton’s last win in Los Angeles was a 3-0 win on November 3, 2011. Nikolai Khabibulin earned the shutout in that game, while only four current Oilers (Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Anton Lander, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins) were on the roster for that win. … Edmonton has won five of its last seven road games. … The Oilers had four players named to initial World Cup of Hockey rosters: Connor McDavid (North America), Leon Draisaitl (Europe), Andrej Sekera (Europe) and Lauri Korpikoski (Finland). … Jordan Eberle has three points (2-1=3) in 19 career games against Los Angeles. … Connor McDavid has assists in six straight games (0-8=8). … Mark Letestu has points in three straight games. … Patrick Maroon has nine points (3-6=9), 27 penalty minutes and a +7 rating in 11 games since joining the Oilers.

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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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