Game 20 Preview: Los Angeles at Carolina

Los Angeles Kings (11-6-0) at Carolina Hurricanes (6-8-3)
Sunday, November 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m. PT
Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
Referees: #22 Ghislain Hebert, #20 Tim Peel
Linesmen: #78 Brian Mach, #77 Tim Nowak
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Los Angeles Kings v Carolina Hurricanes

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 15 GP (15 GS) / 9-6-0 record / 2.32 GAA / .915 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Carolina: 5 (5) /4-1-0 / 1.38 / .954 / 1
Last Game vs Carolina: 10/23/15 / 60 MP / 40-40 shots / 3-0 W
2015-16, Away: 4 (4) / 3-1-0 / 2.22 / .923 / 0

Carolina Projected Starting Goaltender – Cam Ward
2015-16: 15 GP (14 GS) / 5-6-3 record / 2.40 GAA / .902 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 7 (7) / 3-2-2 / 2.11 / .928 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 10/23/13 / 60 MP / 25-28 shots / 0-3 L
2015-16, Home: 7 (7) / 2-2-3 / 2.68 / .887 / 0

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (9-10=19)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (10-8=18)
Assists: Jeff Carter (9-10=19)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+12; 9-10=19)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (39; 1-0=1)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (26:42; 2-9=11)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (64.2%; 2-0=2)

2015-16 Carolina Leaders
Total Points: Justin Faulk (6-7=13)
Goals: Justin Faulk (6-7=13)
Assists: Eric Staal (4-8=12)
Plus/Minus: Eric Staal (+1; 4-8=12), Kris Versteeg (+1; 2-9=11), Ryan Murphy (+1; 0-4=4)
Penalty Minutes: Nathan Gerbe (10; 1-2=3)
Time On Ice: Justin Faulk (25:09; 6-7=13)
Corsi-For Percentage: Riley Nash (61.7%; 1-2=3)

Los Angeles Kings v Carolina Hurricanes

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 20 / 2.47; CAR – 28 / 1.89
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 2.16; CAR – 22 / 2.84
Power Play: LAK – 13 / 20.0%; CAR – 30 / 12.7%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 2 / 86.1%; CAR – t-18 / 79.5%
Shots/Game: LAK – 1 / 31.8; CAR – t-9 / 30.7
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 7 / 28.4; CAR – 1 / 24.6
Faceoffs: LAK – 23 / 48.5%; CAR – 1 / 54.0%
Save Percentage: LAK – 3 / .924; CAR – 29 / .885
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.2%; CAR – 2 / 54.9%

Dallas Stars v Carolina Hurricanes

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
Derek Forbort – Jamie McBain

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 35-27-10 all-time against the Carolina franchise, a record that includes an away mark of 13-16-7. The Kings are 1-0-0 against the Hurricanes this season, having won 3-0 at Staples Center on October 23. Today’s game is the final regular season meeting between the teams until the 2016-17 season. … Los Angeles is 4-2-0 against the Eastern Conference and 3-1-0 against the Metropolitan Division. … The Kings have scored 15 goals in the first, second and third periods this season. They have registered a +68 shot on goal differential in the first two periods but a -3 differential in third periods and overtimes this season. … Los Angeles has scored at least two goals in 16 consecutive games. … Tyler Toffoli has assists in four straight games (0-4=4), tying a career-long, and points in a career-long six games (1-6=7). … With 278 career points, Drew Doughty is one point behind Lubomir Visnovsky (279 points) for fourth place on the club’s all-time list of points by a defenseman. With 68 goals, he is two goals behind Visnovsky for fourth place on the club’s all-time list of points by a defenseman. … Marian Gaborik is expected to play his 898th career game today. … Jamie McBain totaled 75 points (19-56=75) in 206 games with Carolina between 2009-13.

Philadelphia Flyers v Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Projected Lines

Chris Terry – Eric Staal – Kris Versteeg
Joakim Nordstrom – Jordan Staal – Riley Nash
Jeff Skinner – Victor Rask – Elias Lindholm
Nathan Gerbe – Jay McClement – Brad Malone

Jaccob Slavin – Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey – Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin – John-Michael Liles

Cam Ward
Eddie Lack

Notes and milestones: Lines via Hurricanes.NHL.com … On Friday, Carolina dressed six defensemen born in the United States for the first time in franchise history. It was the first time that a team had six U.S.-born defensemen in the lineup since January 6, 2011, when Los Angeles dressed six (Jack Johnson, Rob Scuderi, Peter Harrold, Matt Greene, Davis Drewiske, Alec Martinez) as part of a lineup in which seven defensemen were dressed and Harrold spent time as a forward. … The Hurricanes are 5-2-2 against the Kings at PNC Arena since the building opened in 1999. … Victor Rask is expected to play in his 100th career game today. … Carolina has allowed 24 third period goals this season.

Anaheim Ducks v Carolina Hurricanes

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