Game 17 Preview: Los Angeles vs Dallas

Los Angeles Kings (8-4-4) vs Dallas Stars (5-6-4)
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #8 Dave Jackson, #28 Chris Lee
Linesmen: #90 Andy McElman, #92 Mark Shewchyk
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM
Kings Weekly to follow tonight’s game

Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Martin Jones*
2014-15: 3 GP (2 GS) / 1-1-0 record / 1.72 GAA / .929 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Dallas: 1 (1) / 0-1-0 / 4.05 / .826 / 0
Last Game vs Dallas: 12/23/13 / 59 MP / 19-23 shots / 2-5 L
2014-15, Home: 2 (1) / 1-0-0 / 0.75 / .970 / 0
*The Kings don’t announce starting goalies. Both goalies left the ice at relatively the same time at the morning skate. Jones is listed as the projected starter after Quick faced 49 shots through overtime last night.

Dallas Projected Starting Goaltender – Kari Lehtonen
2014-15: 12 GP (12 GS) / 5-3-4 record / 2.59 GAA / .906 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 20 (20) / 10-8-1 / 2.57 / .912 / 1
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 11/4/14 / 58 MP / 27-30 shots / 1-3 L
2014-15, Away: 5 (5) / 4-1-0 / 2.56 / .918 / 1

Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

2014-15 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Tyler Toffoli (7-10=17)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (7-10=17), Tanner Pearson (7-3=10)
Assists: Tyler Toffoli (7-10=17)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+13; 7-10=17), Jeff Carter (+13; 6-9=15)
Penalty Minutes: Mike Richards (35; 2-5=7)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:26; 1-7=8)
Corsi-For Percentage: Tanner Pearson (59.6%; 7-3=10)

2014-15 Dallas Leaders
Total Points: Tyler Seguin (12-9=21)
Goals: Tyler Seguin (12-9=21)
Assists: Jason Spezza (2-12=14)
Plus/Minus: Kevin Connauton (+4; 0-2=2)
Penalty Minutes: Antoine Roussel (43; 4-5=9)
Time On Ice: Trevor Daley (25:50; 5-5=10)
Corsi-For Percentage: Tyler Seguin (58.7%; 12-9=21)

Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-19 / 2.56; DAL – t-10 / 2.87
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 6 / 2.13; DAL – t-28 / 3.47
Power Play: LAK – 26 / 11.8%; DAL – 19 / 17.9%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 12 / 83.3%; DAL – 21 / 78.6%
Shots/Game: LAK – 18 / 29.8; DAL – 19 / 29.7
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 26 / 33.1; DAL – 22 / 31.5
Faceoffs: LAK – t-8 / 52.1%; DAL – 17 / 49.9%
Save Percentage: LAK – 1 / .936; DAL – t-28 / .890
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 22 / 49.2%; DAL – 24 / 48.4%

Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Lineup

Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King – Mike Richards – Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis

Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
Alec Martinez – Matt Greene
Brayden McNabb – Jamie McBain

Martin Jones
Jonathan Quick

Level of confidence in projected lines: B-. Today’s morning skate was optional and line rushes weren’t held with a limited group. Both Jonathan Quick and Martin Jones left the ice at relatively the same time.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 84-99-40 all-time against the Minnesota/Dallas franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 50-39-22. The Kings are 1-0-0 against the Stars in 2014-15 and will conclude the season series in Dallas on Friday, November 22. … Los Angeles is 6-1-2 against the Western Conference and 4-0-0 against the Central Division. … The Kings have killed off 30-of-33 power plays at Staples Center. … Los Angeles has points in eight consecutive home games, going 7-0-1. … The Kings are 7-0-2 when allowing zero power play goals and 8-0-1 when allowing two goals or less. … Jake Muzzin is on a three-game assists and points streak (1-4=5). … By playing tonight, Dustin Brown will play his 737th game as a King to move past Butch Goring for sole possession of sixth place on the club’s all-time list. … With 198 career goals, Dustin Brown is two goals from 200 in his career. … With 106 wins as the Kings’ head coach, Darryl Sutter (106-61-28) is one win behind Bob Berry (107-94-39) for sixth overall on the team’s all-time list. … Mike Richards has 21 points (4-17=21) in 21 career games against Dallas. … The Kings have sold out 99 consecutive regular season games at Staples Center, dating back to December 3, 2011.

Dallas Stars v Detroit Red Wings

Dallas Projected Lines

Jamie Benn – Jason Spezza – Tyler Seguin
Antoine Roussel – Cody Eakin – Ryan Garbutt
Curtis McKenzie – Vernon Fiddler – Patrick Eaves
Erik Cole – Shawn Horcoff – Colton Sceviour

Alex Goligoski – John Klingberg
Jordie Benn – Trevor Daley
Brenden Dillon – Jamie Oleksiak

Kari Lehtonen
Anders Lindback

Notes and milestones: Lines via Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News … Per Heika, Cody Eakin is a game-time decision and Travis Moen, acquired Tuesday from Montreal, will not play as he works through immigration issues. … The Stars are 2-5-3 against the Western Conference and 2-2-1 against the Pacific Division. … Dallas has outscored its opponents 32-27 through the first two periods but has been outscored 25-11 in the third period and overtime this season. … The Stars are 5-1-1 in their last seven visits to Staples Center. Jamie Benn has points in each of the last five Dallas visits to Los Angeles. … Eight (1-7=8) of Jason Spezza’s 14 points (2-12=14) have come on the power play. … Tyler Seguin, tied for the league-lead in goals with 12, is tied for fourth in the NHL with 60 shots on goal. He has 22 shots on goal over his last four games. His 21 points rank third amongst league leaders. … Antoine Roussel has a three-game assist and point streak (0-3=3). … With 499 career points (248-251=499), Erik Cole in one point shy of 500 for his career. … Defenseman Alex Goligoski has 16 points (3-13=16) in 19 career games against the Kings.

Dallas Stars v Detroit Red Wings

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