Game 13 Preview: Los Angeles vs Columbus

Los Angeles Kings (8-4-0) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (3-10-0)
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #36 Dean Morton, #33 Kevin Pollock
Linesmen: #94 Bryan Pancich, #59 Steve Barton
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Columbus Blue Jackets v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 10 GP (10 GS) / 6-4-0 record / 2.28 GAA / .918 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Columbus: 18 (18) / 13-5-0 / 2.00 / .916 / 2
Last Game vs Columbus: 2/9/15 / 60 MP / 23-26 shots / 4-3 W
2015-16, Home: 7 (7) / 4-3-0 / 2.26 / .921 / 1

Columbus Projected Starting Goaltender – Sergei Bobrovsky
2015-16: 11 GP (11 GS) / 3-8-0 record / 3.77 GAA / .878 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 6 (6) / 1-4-1 / 2.51 / .897 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 10/26/14 / 60 MP / 22-27 shots / 2-5 L
2015-16, Away: 7 (7) / 3-4-0 / 2.90 / .908 / 0

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (5-7=12)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (9-2=11)
Assists: Drew Doughty (0-8=8)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+7; 5-7=12), Tyler Toffoli (+7; 9-2=11)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (32; 1-0=1)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (26:56; 0-8=8)
Corsi-For Percentage: Dustin Brown (59.0%%; 0-3=3)

2015-16 Columbus Leaders
Total Points: Scott Hartnell (5-4=9)
Goals: Boone Jenner (7-1=8)
Assists: Ryan Johansen (1-7=8)
Plus/Minus: Brandon Dubinksy (+1; 3-5=8), Cody Goloubef (+1; 0-2=2)
Penalty Minutes: Gregory Campbell (16; 0-2=2)
Time On Ice: Jack Johnson (23:51; 1-0=1)
Corsi-For Percentage: Scott Hartnell (57.0%; 5-4=9)

Columbus Blue Jackets v Los Angeles Kings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 21 / 2.42; CBJ – t-22 / 2.31
Goals Against/Game: LAK – t-4 / 2.08; CBJ – 29 / 3.69
Power Play: LAK – t-18 / 17.5%; CBJ – 17 / 18.4%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 9 / 84.8%; CBJ – 28 / 73.8%
Shots/Game: LAK – 8 / 31.2; CBJ – 19 / 29.1
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 12 / 28.8; CBJ – 14 / 29.7
Faceoffs: LAK – 27 / 47.4%; CBJ – 28 / 46.8%
Save Percentage: LAK – 5 / .928; CBJ – 29 / .876
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – t-2 / 54.8%; CBJ – t-17 / 49.8%

Columbus Blue Jackets v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Lines

Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Milan Lucic – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Tanner Pearson – Nick Shore – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Andy Andreoff – Jordan Nolan

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Christian Ehrhoff – Jamie McBain

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 29-18-4 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes a home mark of 17-8-1. The Kings are 8-3-0 in the last 11 games overall against the Blue Jackets and haven’t lost at home in the series since a 1-0 setback on January 7, 2012 in which Grant Clitsome scored and Curtis Sanford posted a 31-save shutout. These teams will conclude the season series on December 8 at Nationwide Arena. … Los Angeles is 1-0-0 against the Eastern Conference and 1-0-0 against the Metropolitan Division. … The Kings are 8-1-0 in their last nine games. Over that span, they have led for 255:07, while their opponents have led for 38:54. … With 222 career goals, Anze Kopitar is tied with Charlie Simmer for seventh place on the franchise’s all-time goals list. … Trevor Lewis has points in four straight games (2-2=4). … Jake Muzzin has six points (1-5=6), 22 shots on goal and a plus-eight rating in his last nine games. … Over his last eight games, Jonathan Quick is 6-2-0 with a 1.73 goals-against average, .938 save percentage and one shutout (484:14; 213-227 shots). … Drew Doughty has four goals and 21 points in 23 career games against Columbus. … Tyler Toffoli has two goals and five points in three career games against Columbus. … Jeff Carter totaled 25 points (15-10=25) in 39 games with Columbus in 2011-12. … Marian Gaborik totaled 22 points (9-13=22) in 34 games with Columbus from 2012-14. … Darryl Sutter will coach his 274th regular season game with the Kings, which places him one game behind Terry Murray (275 games) for fourth place on the Kings’ all-time games coached list.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals

Columbus Projected Lines

Boone Jenner – Brandon Dubinsky – Brandon Saad
Matt Calvert – Ryan Johansen – Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell – William Karlsson – Nick Foligno
Gregory Campbell – Alexander Wennberg – Jared Boll

Jack Johnson – David Savard
Fedor Tyutin – Ryan Murray
Kevin Connauton – Dalton Prout

Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Notes and milestones: Lines based on information at Dispatch.com … Jack Johnson appeared in 343 games with Los Angeles between 2007-12, totaling 124 points (30-94=124) and 256 penalty minutes. … Forward Gregory Campbell is the only active Blue Jacket to have been acquired via free agency. … Columbus has allowed 14 goals in six games (2.33 GA/GP) since John Tortorella (3-3-0) took over as head coach. … The Blue Jackets have scored 15 third period goals, tied for the fourth most in the league. … Columbus, which plays tomorrow night at Anaheim, is embarking on the fourth of 18 back-to-back sets this season.

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