Game 82 Preview: Los Angeles vs Winnipeg - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (48-28-5) vs Winnipeg Jets (34-39-8)
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #16 Brian Pochmara, #37 Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: #55 Shane Heyer, #57 Jay Sharrers
Prime Ticket, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

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Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 67 GP (67 GS) / 40-23-4 record / 2.21 GAA / .918 Sv% / 5 SHO
Career vs Winnipeg: 10 (10) / 4-4-1 / 3.17 / .881 / 0
Last Game vs Winnipeg: 3/24/16 / 60 MP / 20-23 shots / 1-4 L
2015-16, Home: 38 (38) / 24-12-2 / 2.21 / .911 / 2

Winnipeg Projected Starting Goaltender – Michael Hutchinson
2015-16: 30 GP (25 GS) / 9-15-3 record / 2.84 GAA / .907 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 3 (3) / 2-1-0 / 3.67 / .855 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/1/15 / 60 MP / 18-20 shots / 5-2 W
2015-16, Away: 21 (19) / 6-12-1 / 2.92 / .904 / 0

Winnepeg Jets v Florida Panthers

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (25-48=73)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (30-27=57)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (25-48=73)
Plus/Minus: Anze Kopitar (+35; 25-48=73), Tyler Toffoli (+35; 30-27=57)
Penalty Minutes: Brayden McNabb (92; 2-11=13)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:01; 14-37=51)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (61.2%; 3-7=10)

2015-16 Winnipeg Leaders
Total Points: Blake Wheeler (25-51=76)
Goals: Mark Scheifele (29-31=60)
Assists: Blake Wheeler (25-51=76)
Plus/Minus: Mark Scheifele (+16; 29-31=60)
Penalty Minutes: Dustin Byfuglien (119; 19-34=53)
Time On Ice: Dustin Byfuglien (25:09; 19-34=53)
Corsi-For Percentage: Matthieu Perreault (57.1%; 9-32=41)*
*Not expected to play tonight; next highest is Paul Postma (55.2%; 2-0=2).

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 14 / 2.72; WPG – t-19 / 2.58
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 2.33; WPG – 22 / 2.88
Power Play: LAK – 9 / 20.0%; WPG – 30 / 15.0%
Penalty Kill: LAK – t-16 / 81.2%; WPG – 25 / 78.4%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-3 / 32.0; WPG – t-16 / 29.6
Shots Against/Game: LAK – t-1 / 27.4; WPG – t-14 / 29.6
Faceoffs: LAK – t-11 / 50.4%; WPG – 28 / 46.8%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-10 / .915; WPG – t-25 / .903
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.4% / WPG – 11 / 51.5%

Winnipeg Jets v Tampa Bay Lightning

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: Los Angeles is 12-5-5 all-time against the Winnipeg franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 7-0-3. The Kings have never lost a home game in regulation to the Jets or Thrashers, dating back to the teams’ first meeting on December 8, 1999, a Jamie Storr-backed 4-0 L.A. shutout. Los Angeles is 1-1-0 against Winnipeg this season. … The Kings are 28-19-2 against the Western Conference and 10-8-2 against the Central Division. … In the race for the Jennings Trophy, Anaheim entered today with 189 goals against in 80 games, followed by Washington with 190 goals against in 80 games and Los Angeles with 191 goals against in 81 games. … This is the 3,800th regular season game in Kings history. … Jonathan Quick is the 30th different goaltender and sixth American to record 40 wins in a season. NHL goalies have won 40 games in a season 53 different times. … Anze Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli share the NHL lead with a +35 rating. … In 36 games since January 24, Drew Doughty has seven goals, 27 points and a +14 rating. … Jeff Carter has 10 points (6-4=10) in the last eight games. With 37 assists, he is one assist from tying his career-high of 38, established in 2008-09. … Kris Versteeg has goals in two straight games. … 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). … Kris Versteeg has 20 points (9-11=20) in 23 career games against Winnipeg. … Jonathan Quick’s .881 save percentage against Winnipeg is his lowest against any NHL opponent. … With 101 points, Los Angeles is tied with the 2009-10 club for the third-most points in club history. Only the 1974-75 team (105 points) and 1990-91 team (102 points) have topped 101 points in an NHL season. Both the 1974-75 and 1990-91 teams played 80-game NHL schedules.

Winnipeg Jets v Nashville Predators

Winnipeg Projected Lines

Nikolaj Ehlers – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler
Marko Dano – Alex Burmistrov – Drew Stafford
Brandon Tanev – Adam Lowry – Chris Thorburn
Nic Petan – Andrew Copp – Joel Armia

Ben Chiarot – Dustin Byfuglien
Mark Stuart – Jacob Trouba
Julian Melchiori – Paul Postma

Michael Hutchinson
Ondrej Pavelec

Notes and milestones: Lines via Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun … The Jets will be without Toby Enstrom (knee surgery), Matthieu Perreault (concussion), Tyler Myers (knee surgery), and Bryan Little (fractured vertebrae). … Winnipeg has won three in a row for the first time this season (5-1 vs MIN, 201 @ ANA, 5-4 @ SJS). … Blake Wheeler has points in 10 consecutive games, posting 14 points (7-7=14) over that span. With a point today, he’d match Marian Hossa’s franchise-record 11-game point streak. His 76 points place him in a tie for eighth place in the league. … Mark Scheifele has points in nine straight games and leads the NHL with 33 points (17-16=33) in his last 25 games. … Winnipeg is tied for second in the NHL with 10 shorthanded goals. … Dustin Byfuglien’s 53 points rank eighth amongst NHL defensemen. … The Jets have four goals on their last 10 power plays after going scoreless in their previous 25 chances. … Michael Hutchinson appeared in 28 games with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign in 2013-14, going 22-4-2 with a 2.08 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and three shutouts.

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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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