Game 24 Preview: Los Angeles vs Vancouver - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (14-8-1) vs Vancouver Canucks (9-9-7)
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #15 Jean Hebert, #17 Frederick L’Ecuyer
Linesmen: #84 Tony Sericolo, #57 Jay Sharrers
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Vancouver Canucks v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 19 GP (19 GS) / 11-7-1 record / 2.28 GAA / .917 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Vancouver: 27 (27) / 12-13-2 / 1.73 / .936 / 2
Last Game vs Vancouver: 10/31/15 / 58 MP / 23-25 shots / 0-3 L
2015-16, Home: 12 (12) /7-5-0 / 2.32 / .912 / 1

Vancouver Projected Starting Goaltender – Jacob Markstrom
2015-16: 4 GP (3 GS) / 1-1-1 record / 3.12 GAA / .904 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 1 (1) / 0-1-0 / 3.00 / .897 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 10/13/13 / 60 MP / 26-29 / 0-3 L
2015-16, Away: 3 (2) / 1-0-1 / 3.14 / .915 / 0

Vancouver Canucks v Edmonton Oilers

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (10-12=22)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (11-9=20)
Assists: Jeff Carter (10-12=22)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+14; 10-12=22)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (39; 1-0=1)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:09; 2-10=12)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (64.0%; 2-0=2)

2015-16 Vancouver Leaders
Total Points: Daniel Sedin (11-16=27)
Goals: Daniel Sedin (11-16=27)
Assists: Daniel Sedin (11-16=27)
Plus/Minus: Jannik Hansen (+11; 7-8=15)
Penalty Minutes: Derek Dorsett (66; 2-3=5)
Time On Ice: Alexander Edler (24:41; 4-9=13)
Corsi-For Percentage: Radim Vrbata (54.2%; 6-6=12)

Vancouver Canucks v Los Angeles Kings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-17 / 2.48; VAN – t-13 / 2.72
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 2.13; VAN – 20 / 2.72
Power Play: LAK – 17 / 19.1%; VAN – t-13 / 19.8%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 8 / 83.9%; VAN – 24 / 77.2%
Shots/Game: LAK – 1 / 32.1; VAN – t-6 / 30.7
Shots Against/Game: LAK – t-6 / 28.4; VAN – t-15 / 29.5
Faceoffs: LAK – 24 / 48.5%; VAN – 29 / 47.3%
Save Percentage: LAK – 3 / .925; VAN – 20 / .908
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.6%; VAN – 15 / 49.4%

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Los Angeles Projected Lineup

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

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 103-99-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes a home mark of 63-40-18. The Kings are 0-1-0 against the Canucks this season and will continue the season series at Staples Center on March 7 and at Rogers Arena on December 28 and April 4. … Los Angeles is 9-5-0 against the Western Conference and 3-4-0 against the Pacific Division. … Jeff Carter is tied for the league lead with a +14 rating. He has points in three straight games (1-2=3) and currently leads the Kings with 22 points (10-12=22). … Milan Lucic has points in three straight games (1-2=3). … Anze Kopitar has logged at least 20 minutes in five consecutive games, tying his longest streak of 20+ minute games of the season. He has six points (2-4=6) in the last five games. With 398 career assists, he is two assists from 400 in his career. … Marian Gaborik has four goals, five points and a plus-three rating in his last seven 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 second in the league with an average of 27:09 of ice time per game.

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Vancouver Projected Lineup

Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Jannik Hansen
Sven Baertschi – Bo Horvat – Alexandre Burrows
Jared McCann – Radim Vrbata
Brandon Prust – Adam Cracknell – Derek Dorsett

Alex Edler – Chris Tanev
Dan Hamhuis – Yannick Weber
Luca Sbisa – Matt Bartkowski
Andrey Pedan

Jacob Markstrom
Ryan Miller

Notes and milestones: Vancouver is likely to utilize seven defenseman tonight. It is possible that defensemen Andrey Pedan, who is expected to make his NHL debut, and Yannick Weber could see shifts alongside forwards Jared McCann and Radim Vrbata. Per Ben Kuzma, Pedan took line rushes at the slot on Tuesday morning. The Canucks are expected to be without Jake Virtanen (upper body), Chris Higgins (upper body), Brandon Sutter (undisclosed) and Ben Hutton (lower body). … Vancouver has won three straight games in the head-to-head series. … The Canucks are 2-1-1 on the second game of back-to-back sets this season. … Vancouver has already had six players make their NHL debut this season (Alex Grenier, Hunter Shinkaruk, Jake Virtanen, Jared McCann, Ben Hutton and Brendan Gaunce. This is the highest number of players to make their NHL debut for the Canucks since 2007-08. Andrey Pedan could become the seventh player to make his NHL debut for the club this evening. … Vancouver has had 18 different goal scorers this season, tied for the fourth most in the league. … With 199 career points (84-115=199), Jannik Hansen is one point from 200.

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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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