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

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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%

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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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