Game 22 Preview: Los Angeles at Tampa Bay - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (13-8-0) at Tampa Bay Lightning (10-9-3)
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 4:30 p.m. PT
Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
Referees: #26 Rob Martell, #3 Mike Leggo
Linesmen: #70 Derek Nansen, #66 Darren Gibbs
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Los Angeles Kings v Tampa Bay Lightning

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 17 GP (17 GS) / 10-7-0 record / 2.39 GAA / .915 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Tampa Bay: 7 (6) / 5-1-0 / 1.45 / .944 / 1
Last Game vs Tampa Bay: 2/16/15 / 60 MP / 21-23 shots / 3-2 W
2015-16, Away: 6 (6) /4-2-0 / 2.45 / .919 / 0

Tampa Bay Projected Starting Goaltender – Ben Bishop
2015-16: 17 GP (17 GS) / 8-7-2 record / 2.06 GAA / .925 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 5 (3) / 1-2-0 / 3.91 / .865 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 2/7/15 / 20 MP / 6-9 / 2-4 L
2015-16, Home: 9 (9) / 5-3-1 / 2.00 / .926 / 1

Buffalo Sabres v Tampa Bay Lightning

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (9-11=20)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (11-8=19)
Assists: Jeff Carter (9-11=20)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+13; 9-11=20)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (39; 1-0=1)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (26:55; 2-10=12)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (64.3%; 2-0=2)

2015-16 Tampa Bay Leaders
Total Points: Steven Stamkos (11-6=17)
Goals: Steven Stamkos (11-6=17)
Assists: Victor Hedman (1-11=12)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Johnson (+5; 3-7=10), J.T. Brown (+5; 2-5=7)
Penalty Minutes: Nikita Nesterov (19; 0-0=0)
Time On Ice: Victor Hedman (21:40; 1-11=12)
Corsi-For Percentage: Cedric Paquette (58.1%; 2-1=3)

Los Angeles Kings v Tampa Bay Lightning

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 19 / 2.52; TBL – t-21 / 2.41
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 3 / 2.19; TBL – 2 / 2.18
Power Play: LAK – 15 / 19.4%; TBL – 16 / 19.1%
Penalty Kill: LAK – t-7 / 84.3%; TBL – 13 / 81.3%
Shots/Game: LAK – 2 / 31.7; TBL – 25 / 28.1
Shots Against/Game: LAK – t-10 / 28.7; TBL – 4 / 21.8
Faceoffs: LAK – t-24 / 48.4%; TBL – t-11/ 50.6%
Save Percentage: LAK – 3 / .924; TBL – t-4 / .922
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.4%; TBL – 10 / 52.0%

Buffalo Sabres v Tampa Bay Lightning

Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

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

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 12-16-3 all-time against Tampa Bay, a record that includes a road mark of 8-6-1 and a mark of 6-3-1 in the last 10 head-to-head meetings. These teams will meet at Staples Center on December 6 during the Kings’ upcoming home stand. … Los Angeles is 5-3-0 against the Eastern Conference and 2-1-0 against the Atlantic Division. … The Kings have scored at least two goals in 18 consecutive games. … After a stretch of 15 consecutive successful penalty kills, the Los Angeles is 16-for-21 while shorthanded on the current road trip. The Kings have been shorthanded at least three times in 10 consecutive games. … With 279 career points (68-211=279), Drew Doughty is tied with Lubomir Visnovsky (70-209=279) for fourth place on the club’s all-time list of points by a defenseman. He ranks third in the league with an average of 26:55 of ice time per game. … Tanner Pearson has eight points (2-6=8) in the last nine games. … Milan Lucic leads the team with three game-winning goals.

Buffalo Sabres v Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Projected Lines

Alex Killorn – Steven Stamkos – Ryan Callahan
Vladislav Namestnikov – Tyler Johnson – Nikita Kucherov
J.T. Brown – Valtteri Filppula – Jonathan Marchessault
Brian Boyle – Erik Condra

Anton Stralman – Victor Hedman
Braydon Coburn – Jason Garrison
Matthew Carle – Andrej Sustr
Luke Witkowski

Ben Bishop
Andrei Vasilevskiy

Notes and milestones: Lines via NHL.com correspondent Corey Long … Via Long, Joel Vermin is expected to be scratched, while Ondrej Palat (ankle) is out, and Cedric Paquette (lower-body) and Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed) are doubtful. … The Lightning have improved their goals against from a league-worst 3.39 (2011-12) to 3.06 (2012-13), 2.55 (2013-14), 2.51 (2014-15), and have allowed 2.18 goals against through 22 games in 2015-16, trailing only the New York Rangers. … Since 2009-10, Steven Stamkos (264 goals) trails only Alex Ovechkin (266) for the most goals in the league. … Brian Boyle recorded 10 points (8-2=10) in 36 games with Los Angeles in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. … Anton Stralman is expected to play in his 499th NHL game. Both Stralman and Boyle were members of the 2013-14 New York Rangers team that fell to Los Angeles in five games in the Stanley Cup Final.

Calgary Flames v Tampa Bay Lightning

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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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