Game 81 Preview: Los Angeles vs Anaheim - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (47-28-5) vs Anaheim Ducks (44-24-11)
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #3 Mike Leggo, #13 Dan O’Halloran
Linesmen: #57 Jay Sharrers, #79 Kiel Murchison
FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 66 GP (66 GS) / 39-23-4 record / 2.23 GAA / .918 Sv% / 5 SHO
Career vs Anaheim: 33 (33) / 15-10-6 / 2.60 / .902 / 1
Last Game vs Anaheim: 3/5/16 / 59 MP / 19-22 shots / 2-3 L
2015-16, Home: 37 (37) / 23-12-2 / 2.24 / .910 / 2

Anaheim Projected Starting Goaltender – John Gibson
2015-16: 38 GP (36 GS) / 20-12-4 record / 2.04 GAA / .921 Sv% / 4 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 5 (5) / 4-1-0 / 2.20 / .917 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 2/28/16 / 60 MP / 27-29 shots / 4-2 W
2015-16, Away: 15 (14) / 7-5-1 / 2.41 / .905 / 2

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (25-47=72)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (30-27=57)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (25-47=72)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+35; 30-27=57)
Penalty Minutes: Brayden McNabb (92; 2-11=13)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:59; 14-37=51)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (61.2%; 3-7=10)

2015-16 Anaheim Leaders
Total Points: Ryan Getzlaf (12-50=62)
Goals: Corey Perry (33-25=58)
Assists: Ryan Getzlaf (12-50=62)
Plus/Minus: Ryan Getzlaf (+14; 12-50=62)
Penalty Minutes: Kevin Bieksa (99; 4-11=15)*
Time On Ice: Cam Fowler (22:45; 4-23=27)
Corsi-For Percentage: Hampus Lindholm (57.3%; 10-18=28)
*Not expected to play; next highest is Ryan Kesler (76; 20-30=50)

Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-13 / 2.73; ANA – t-16 / 2.62
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 3 / 2.35; ANA – 1 / 2.32
Power Play: LAK – 9 / 20.3%; ANA – 1 / 23.3%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 18 / 81.0%; ANA – 1 / 87.0%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-2 / 32.1; ANA – 11 / 30.5
Shots Against/Game: LAK – t-1 / 27.5; ANA – t-1 / 27.5
Faceoffs: LAK – t-11 / 50.4%; ANA – 4 / 51.8%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-10 / .915; ANA – t-8 / .916
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.3% / ANA – 3 / 52.6%

Anaheim Ducks v Colorado Avalanche

Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

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

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Jeff Carter also skated to the right of Milan Lucic and Anze Kopitar during late line rushes, so the above lines may evolve. … Los Angeles is 55-46-24 all-time against Anaheim, a record that includes a home mark of 33-19-11. The Kings have lost 10 of the last 12 regular season games to the Ducks, going 2-6-4 over that span. Thus far, Los Angeles is 1-3-0 in the season series. … The Kings are 27-19-2 against the Western Conference and 17-11-0 against the Pacific Division. Tonight’s game is the team’s final regular season game against the Pacific. … In the race for the Jennings Trophy, Washington leads with 186 goals against in 79 games, followed by Anaheim with 187 goals against in 79 games and Los Angeles with 190 goals against in 80 games. … The Kings are 3-6-0 in their last nine games and have been outscored 30-24. … Tyler Toffoli (+35) and Anze Kopitar (+34) rank first and second in the league in plus-minus, ahead of Chris Kunitz and Brian Campbell (both +31). … Kopitar has 58 points (22-36=58) in 54 career games against the Ducks. … With 604 games played, Drew Doughty is tied with Jay Wells for fourth place amongst defensemen in Los Angeles history. In 35 games since January 24, he has seven goals, 27 points and a +12 rating. … Jeff Carter has points in four straight games (4-2=6) and 10 points (6-4=10) in the last seven 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. He ranks second in the NHL in wins (39), tied for fourth in shutouts (five) and sixth in goals-against average (2.23). … Five Los Angeles skaters (Kopitar, Carter, Toffoli, Lucic, Doughty) have eclipsed the 50-point mark, the first time since 2009-10 in which at least five players recorded at least 50 points. … With his 34 assists, Milan Lucic is one assist shy of his career-high of 35 (twice; last: 2013-14). … Tonight is the 3,799th game in Kings history.

Anaheim Ducks v Arizona Coyotes

Anaheim Projected Lines

Jamie McGinn – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano – Ryan Kesler – Jakob Silfverberg
Mike Santorelli – Shawn Horcoff – Chris Stewart
Ryan Garbutt – Nate Thompson – Chris Wagner

Cam Fowler – Simon Despres
Hampus Lindholm – Josh Manson
Clayton Stoner – Sami Vatanen

John Gibson
Anton Khudobin

Notes and milestones: Ducks lines via NHL.com correspondent Curtis Zupke … Via Zupke, Anaheim is expected to be without Frederik Andersen (concussion), David Perron (shoulder), Brandon Pirri (upper body), Kevin Bieksa (upper body) and Rickard Rakell (appendectomy). … The Ducks are 11-1-2 in their last 14 regular season games against the Kings. … Anaheim’s 328 games played by defensemen aged 24-or-younger represents the highest total since the 2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks recorded 404. … Since December 26, the Ducks’ 32-9-5 record and .750 points percentage is the best in the NHL. Over the last eight NHL seasons, the only other NHL team to have a points percentage above .750 after the Christmas Break was the 2009-10 Washington Capitals (31-7-7 / .767). … Nine of the last 13 Los Angeles-Anaheim games have been decided by one goal. … Ryan Getzlaf has 28 points (8-20=28) in his last 28 games. … Ryan Kesler leads the league in faceoff winning percentage at 58.7%. … Andrew Cogliano is the NHL’s reigning Ironman, having played in 701 consecutive games since beginning his career on October 4, 2007. It is the sixth longest consecutive games played streak in NHL history (Doug Jarvis: 964 consecutive games from 10/75 – 10/87). … With 98 career points, Sami Vatanen is two points from 100.

Anaheim Ducks v Toronto Maple Leafs

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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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