Game 80 Preview: Los Angeles at Calgary - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (46-28-5) vs Calgary Flames (33-40-6)
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PT
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
Referees: #4 Wes McCauley, #32 Tom Kowal
Linesmen: #98 John Grandt, #78 Brian Mach
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Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jhonas Enroth*
2015-16: 15 GP (12 GS) / 6-5-1 record / 2.04 GAA / .928 Sv% / 2 SHO
Career vs Calgary: 5 (4) / 2-1-1 / 2.28 / .927 / 0
Last Game vs Calgary: 3/30/15 / 22 MP / 5-5 shots / 3-5 L
2015-16, Away: 12 (10) / 4-5-1 / 2.35 / .918 / 1
*The Kings do not name starting goalies and today’s morning skate was optional.

Calgary Projected Starting Goaltender – Joni Ortio
2015-16: 20 GP (17 GS) / 6-9-4 record / 2.62 GAA / .908 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 5 (5) / 1-4-0 / 2.21 / .925 / 2
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/31/16 / 60 MP / 26-29 shots / 0-3 L
2015-16, Home: 11 (10) / 3-5-3 / 3.00 / .890 / 0

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (25-45=70)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (30-26=56)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (25-45=70)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+34; 30-26=55)
Penalty Minutes: Brayden McNabb (92; 2-11=13)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:56; 14-36=50)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (60.9%; 3-7=10)

2015-16 Calgary Leaders
Total Points: Johnny Gaudreau (30-45=75)
Goals: Johnny Gaudreau (30-45=75)
Assists: Johnny Gaudreau (30-45=75)
Plus/Minus: TJ Brodie (+9; 6-38=44)
Penalty Minutes: Brandon Bollig (98; 1-2=3)
Time On Ice: TJ Brodie (25:26; 6-38=44)
Corsi-For Percentage: Jakub Nakladal (53.1%; 2-2=4)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-14 / 2.70; CGY – t-11 / 2.73
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 3 / 2.33; CGY – 30 / 3.14
Power Play: LAK – 9 / 20.5%; CGY – 24 / 16.5%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 16 / 81.1%; CGY – 30 / 74.5%
Shots/Game: LAK – 2 / 32.1; CGY – 20 / 29.2
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 27.6; CGY – t-9 / 29.0
Faceoffs: LAK – t-11 / 50.4%; CGY – 27 / 48.6%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-9 / .916; CGY – 30 / .892
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.3% / CGY – 22 / 48.0%

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Luke Schenn
Rob Scuderi – Jamie McBain

Jhonas Enroth
Jonathan Quick

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 92-109-28 all-time against the Calgary franchise, a record that includes an away mark of 35-64-16. The Kings are 3-0-0 thus far in the season series and have clinched a winning record against the Flames for the first time since 2012-13, when they went 3-0-0. … Los Angeles is 26-19-2 against the Western Conference and 16-11-0 against the Pacific Division. … In the race for the Jennings Trophy, Washington leads with 182 goals allowed (in 78 games played). Following the Capitals are the Ducks (185 GA / 78 GP), Kings (186 GA / 79 GP) and Lightning (191 GA / 79 GP). … Los Angeles is 2-6-0 in its last eight games and has been outscored 26-19. … Tyler Toffoli leads the NHL with a +34 rating, while Anze Kopitar ranks second at +33. … In 34 games since January 24, Drew Doughty has seven goals, 26 points and a +12 rating. By playing his 604th career game tonight, he will tie Jay Wells for fourth place in club history amongst defensemen. … Jeff Carter has nine points (5-4=9) in the last six games. … With 39 wins, Jonathan Quick is one win from surpassing his career-high and the Kings’ record of wins in a single season by a goaltender. … With his 34 assists, Milan Lucic is one assist shy of his career-high of 35 (twice; last: 2013-14). … With 31 assists, Jake Muzzin is one assist from surpassing his career-high, set in 2014-15. … Los Angeles is 9-2-1 on the second night of back-to-back sets. Tonight’s game concludes the final back-to-back of the 2015-16 season. The Kings finished 6-7-0 on front ends of back-to-back sets.

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Calgary Projected Lines

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

TJ Brodie – Dougie Hamilton
Mark Giordano – Deryk Engelland
Jyrki Jokipakka – Jakub Nakladal

Joni Ortio
Jonas Hiller

Notes and milestones: Lines via Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 … Calgary has outscored opponents 67-65 in first periods but has been outscored 180-140 in second and third periods this season. They have won 9 of 12 games decided in overtime. … Johnny Gaudreau has four goals and nine points in eight career games against Los Angeles. … Joni Ortio is coming off a 28-save shutout in a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. The game was the last of 113 games between Calgary and Edmonton at Rexall Place. … The Flames are 18-25-4 against the Western Conference and 9-15-3 against the Pacific Division. … Calgary has seven shorthanded goals in their last 12 games. In their last five home games, the Flames have outscored their opponents 5-2 while shorthanded. … Johnny Gaudreau is tied for the NHL lead with eight two-goal games. … With 298 career points, Mark Giordano is two points shy of 300 in his career.

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