Game 77 Preview: Los Angeles vs Calgary - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (45-26-5) vs Calgary Flames (32-39-6)
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #19 Gord Dwyer, #24 Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: #73 Vaughan Rody, #55 Shane Heyer
FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

at Staples Center on February 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 63 GP (63 GS) / 38-21-4 record / 2.24 GAA / .918 Sv% / 4 SHO
Career vs Calgary: 23 (23) / 12-7-4 / 1.75 / .926 / 2
Last Game vs Calgary: 2/23/16 / 60 MP / 22-23 shots / 2-1 W
2015-16, Home: 35 (35) / 22-11-2 / 2.28 / .908 / 1

Calgary Projected Starting Goaltender – Joni Ortio
2015-16: 18 GP (15 GS) / 5-8-4 record / 2.76 GAA / .903 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 4 (4) / 1-3-0 / 2.01 / .932 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 2/23/16 / 59 MP / 35-37 shots / 1-2 L
2015-16, Away: 7 (5) / 2-3-1 / 2.27 / .926 / 0

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (25-43=68)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (29-25=54)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (25-43=68)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+33; 29-25=54)
Penalty Minutes: Brayden McNabb (90; 2-10=12)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:04; 14-34=48)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (60.9%; 3-7=10)

2015-16 Calgary Leaders
Total Points: Johnny Gaudreau (28-45=73)
Goals: Johnny Gaudreau (28-45=73)
Assists: Johnny Gaudreau (28-45=73)
Plus/Minus: Mikael Backlund (+4; 15-24=39)
Penalty Minutes: Brandon Bollig (88; 1-2=3)
Time On Ice: TJ Brodie (25:31; 6-38=44)
Corsi-For Percentage: Jakub Nakladal (53.5%; 2-2=4)

at Staples Center on February 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 14 / 2.71; CGY – t-11 / 2.74
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 3 / 2.34; CGY – 30 / 3.18
Power Play: LAK – 8 / 20.7%; CGY – t-23 / 16.7%
Penalty Kill: LAK – t-15 / 81.2%; CGY – 30 / 74.4%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-2 / 32.1; CGY – t-19 / 29.2
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 27.6; CGY – t-9 / 29.0
Faceoffs: LAK – t-14 / 50.2%; CGY – 27 / 48.6%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-9 / .915; CGY – 30 / .890
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.2% / CGY – 21 / 48.1%

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

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

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 91-109-28 all-time against the Calgary franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 56-45-12. The Kings are 2-0-0 thus far in the season series, with one additional game remaining at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday, April 5. … Los Angeles is 25-17-2 against the Western Conference and 15-10-0 against the Pacific Division. … In the race for the Jennings Trophy, Washington leads with 177 goals allowed (in 76 games played). Following the Capitals are the Kings (180 GA / 76 GP), Ducks (181 GA / 76 GP) and Lightning (182 GA / 76 GP). … With 45 wins, Los Angeles is one win shy of the franchise record for wins in a season (46; four times, most recently 2013-14). … Tyler Toffoli leads the NHL with a +33 rating, while Anze Kopitar ranks second at +31. With 29 goals, Toffoli is one goal from becoming the first King with 30 goals in a season since Anze Kopitar scored 34 in 2009-10. … In 31 games since January 24, Drew Doughty has seven goals, 24 points and a +11 rating. He is in a tie with Steve Duchesne for second place all-time amongst Kings defensemen with 315 career points (80-235=315). … With 38 wins, Jonathan Quick is one win from tying his career-high of 39 wins, which is also the team’s franchise record of wins by a goalie, set in 2009-10. … Darryl Sutter will coach his 1,198th regular season game tonight. … Kris Versteeg is expected to take warm-ups, via Helene Elliott.

Calgary Flames v Minnesota Wild

Calgary Projected Lines

Derek Grant – Sean Monahan – Johnny Gaudreau
Lance Bouma – Mikael Backlund – Hunter Shinkaruk
Micheal Ferland – Sam Bennett – Joe Colborne
Brandon Bollig – Matt Stajan – Josh Jooris

TJ Brodie – Dougie Hamilton
Mark Giordano – Deryk Engelland
Jakub Nakladal – Brett Kulak

Joni Ortio
Jonas Hiller

Notes and milestones: Johnny Gaudreau and Jyrki Jokipakka will be game-time decisions, according to Roger Millions of Sportsnet. … Calgary is 1-1-0 thus far in a four-game road trip through Arizona, Anaheim, Los Angeles and Edmonton. … The Flames are 17-24-4 versus the Western Conference and 8-14-3 against the Pacific Division. … Calgary is 3-8-0 on the second night of back-to-back sets. … Six of the last nine games in the rivalry have been decided by one goal, with the Flames winning all three games that have been decided in overtime or a shootout. … Calgary has outscored its opponents 66-65 in first periods this season but has been outscored 177-136 in second and third periods. … With 99 career points, Joe Colborne 36-63=99 is one point shy of 100. … With 298 career points, Mark Giordano (86-212=298) is two points shy of 300. … Johnny Gaudreau has nine points (4-5=9) in seven career games against Los Angeles. … TJ Brodie has goals in two straight games.

Calgary Flames v Philadelphia Flyers

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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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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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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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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