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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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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