Game 30 Preview: Los Angeles at Ottawa

Los Angeles Kings (19-8-2) at Ottawa Senators (15-10-5)
Monday, December 14, 2015, 4:30 p.m. PT
Canadian Tire Center, Ottawa, ON
Referees: #11 Kelly Sutherland, #39 Evgeny Romasko
Linesmen: #77 Tim Nowak, #76 Michel Cormier
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

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Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 24GP (24 GS) / 16-7-1 record / 2.16 GAA / .920 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Ottawa: 7 (7) / 5-2-0 / 2.01 / .928 / 1
Last Game vs Ottawa: 2/26/15 / 59 MP / 27-28 shots / 0-1 L
2015-16, Away: 9 (9) / 6-2-1- / 2.12 / .929 / 0

Ottawa Projected Starting Goaltender – Craig Anderson
2015-16: 25 GP (25 GS) / 13-9-3 record / 2.83 GAA / .915 Sv% / 2 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 14 (13) / 1-7-4 / 3.82 / .866 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 12/11/14 / 59 MP / 31-35 shots / 3-5 L
2015-16, Home: 12 (12) / 6-3-3 / 2.43 / .923 / 2

Winnipeg Jets v Ottawa Senators

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (11-15=26)
Goals: Jeff Carter (11-15=26), Tyler Toffoli (11-9=20)
Assists: Jeff Carter (11-15=26)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+15; 11-15=26)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (41; 2-0=2)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:46; 4-13=17)
Corsi-For Percentage: Mark Stone (51.5%; 7-20=27)

2015-16 Ottawa Leaders
Total Points: Erik Karlsson (6-26=32)
Goals: Mike Hoffman (15-12=27)
Assists: Erik Karlsson (6-26=32)
Plus/Minus: Jared Cowen (+10; 0-3=3)
Penalty Minutes: Chris Neil (77; 1-2=3)
Time On Ice: Erik Karlsson (27:35; 6-26=32)
Corsi-For Percentage: Mike Weber (57.5%; 0-1=1)

Los Angeles Kings v Ottawa Senators

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-18 / 2.52; OTT – 4 / 2.97
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 1 / 2.07; OTT – 24 / 2.90
Power Play: LAK – t-20 / 17.6%; OTT – 7 / 20.9%
Penalty Kill: LAK – t-6 / 84.0%; OTT – 24 / 78.2%
Shots/Game: LAK – 1 / 32.6; OTT – t-25 / 28.2
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 27.9; OTT – 30 / 33.9
Faceoffs: LAK – 23 / 49.0%; OTT – t-7 / 51.2%
Save Percentage: LAK – 3 / .926; OTT – t-15 / .914
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 57.3%; OTT – 22 / 48.3%

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Los Angeles Projected Lineup

Tanner Pearson – Anze Kopitar – Marian Gaborik
Milan Lucic – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Michael Mersch – Nick Shore – Dustin Brown
Andy Andreoff – Jordan Weal – Jordan Nolan

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

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and Milestones: Los Angeles is 19-8-2 all-time against Ottawa, a record that includes a road mark of 7-6-1. These teams will conclude their season series on January 16 at Staples Center. … The Kings are 9-3-2 against the Eastern Conference and 3-1-2 against the Atlantic Division. Today’s game marks the sixth of eight consecutive games against the Eastern Conference. Thus far they are 4-0-1 (W vs PIT, W vs TBL, W @CBJ, W @ PIT, OTL @ BUF, 12/14 @ OTT, 12/17 @ MTL, 12/19 @ TOR). … Los Angeles has points in a season-long nine straight games (7-0-2). … The Kings have averaged 34.9 shots on goal over the last 12 games (419 total shots). … Anze Kopitar has 11 points (3-8=11) in the last 11 games. He has logged at least 20 minutes in 11 straight games.

Nashville Predators v Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Projected Lines

Mike Hoffman – Mika Zibanejad – Bobby Ryan
Zack Smith – Kyle Turris – Mark Stone
Dave Dziurzynski – Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Alex Chiasson
Mark Borowiecki – Curtis Lazar – Chris Neil

Marc Methot – Erik Karlsson
Patrick Wiercioch – Cody Ceci
Jared Cowen – Chris Wideman

Craig Anderson
Andrew Hammond

Notes and milestones: Ottawa is expected to be without Clarke MacArthur (concussion), Milan Michalek (finger) and Chris Phillips (back). All three players are on injured reserve. … The Senators have posted an all-time record of 799-735-115-121 over 1,770 games. … Head Coach Dave Cameron made his NHL coaching debut against the Kings on December 11, 2014, a 5-3 Kings win. … Ottawa, which won the last head-to-head match-up between the teams, has earned consecutive wins against Los Angeles only once in franchise history over the span of one year: December 4, 1997 and December 3, 1998.

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