Game 16 Preview: Los Angeles vs New York

Los Angeles Kings (9-6-0) vs New York Islanders (8-5-3)
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #46 Dave Lewis, #23 Brad Watson
Linesmen: #73 Vaughan Rody, #56 Mark Wheler
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

New York Islanders v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jhonas Enroth
2015-16: 2 GP (2 GS) / 2-0-0 record / 0.50 GAA / .984 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs New York: 4 (4) / 1-3-0 / 2.73 / .923 / 0
Last Game vs New York: 12/27/14 / 65 MP / 33-36 + 3-3 shots / 4-3 W
2015-16, Home: First appearance

New York Projected Starting Goaltender – Jaroslav Halak
2015-16: 8 GP (8 GS) / 4-3-1 record / 1.87 GAA / .928 Sv% / 2 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 15 (15) / 6-7-2 / 2.42 / .915 / 2
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/26/15 / 59 MP / 34-37 shots / 2-3 L
2015-16, Away: 3 (3) / 1-1-1 / 1.64 / .935 / 1

New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (7-8=15)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (10-4=14)
Assists: Drew Doughty (1-9=10)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+7; 7-8=15), Tyler Toffoli (+7; 10-4=14)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (39; 1-0=1)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (26:34; 1-9=10)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (62.4%; 1-0=1)

2015-16 New York Leaders
Total Points: John Tavares (7-6=13)
Goals: John Tavares (7-6=13)
Assists: Kyle Okposo (4-7=11)
Plus/Minus: Nikolay Kulemin (+7; 2-6=8)
Penalty Minutes: Matt Martin (19; 1-3=4)
Time On Ice: Travis Hamonic (25:30; 0-3=3)
Corsi-For Percentage: Steve Bernier (56.6%; 0-1=1)

New York Islanders v Los Angeles Kings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 20 / 2.47; NYI – 13 / 2.75
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 2.13; NYI – 7 / 2.38
Power Play: LAK – 8 / 21.3%; NYI – 7 / 21.9%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 6 / 85.7%; NYI – 3 / 88.2%
Shots/Game: LAK – 2 / 31.8; NYI – 18 / 29.5
Shots Against/Game: LAK – t-5 / 27.7; NYI – 15 / 29.8
Faceoffs: LAK – 19 / 49.1%; NYI – t-6 / 51.4%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-6 / .923; NYI – t-8 / .920
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.4%; NYI – 18 / 49.2%

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

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

Jhonas Enroth
Jonathan Quick

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 45-42-14 all-time against New York, a record that includes a home mark of 25-17-8. The Kings are 11-3-1 in their last 15 home games against the Islanders, dating back to the 1992-93 season. These teams will conclude their season series at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on February 11. … Los Angeles is 2-1-0 against the Eastern Conference and 1-1-0 against the Metropolitan Division. … Dustin Brown has points in three straight games (1-2=3). … With 10 goals, Tyler Toffoli is tied with Jamie Benn and Patrick Kane for the NHL lead. With 97 career points (47-50=97), he is three points shy of 100 in his career. … Tanner Pearson has four points (1-3=4) in the last four games. … Jeff Carter has 43 points (19-24=43) in 42 career games against the Islanders. … Marian Gaborik has 37 career points (22-15=37) in 34 career games against the Islanders. … Mulan Lucic has 24 points (9-15=24) in 25 career games against the Islanders. … Nick Shore (3/26/15) and Tanner Pearson (11/14/13) both scored their first career goals against the Islanders. Pearson’s goal came in his regular season NHL debut.

New York Islanders v Philadelphia Flyers

New York Projected Lines

Brock Nelson – John Tavares – Kyle Okposo
Anders Lee – Frans Nielsen – Josh Bailey
Nikolay Kulemin – Mikhail Grabovski – Steve Bernier
Matt Martin – Casey Cizikas – Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy – Travis Hamonic
Calvin de Haan – Johnny Boychuk
Brian Strait – Marek Zidlicky

Jaroslav Halak
Thomas Greiss

Notes and milestones:
Lines via NHL.com … Eric Boulton (lower-body) and Thomas Hickey (lower-body) are on injured reserve, while Taylor Beck and J-F Berube are expected to be scratched tonight. … New York hasn’t beaten Los Angeles in regulation since a 3-0 win at Nassau Coliseum on February 19, 2011. … The Kings are the only opposing team that John Tavares has not registered a goal against in his NHL career. He has four assists and a minus-three rating in nine career games against Los Angeles. … Matt Martin (82 hits) and Cal Clutterbuck (68 hits) rank first and second in the league in hits. The Islanders lead the league with 579 team hits.

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