Game 34 Preview: Los Angeles at Arizona

Los Angeles Kings (20-11-2) at Arizona Coyotes (16-15-2)
Saturday, December 26, 2015, 6:00 p.m. PT
Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ
Referees: #12 Justin St. Pierre, #37 Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: #57 Jay Sharrers, #64 Brandon Gawryletz
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

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Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 27 GP (27 GS) / 17-9-1 record / 2.26 GAA / .917 Sv% / 2 SHO
Career vs Arizona: 35 (35) / 16-15-4 / 2.56 / .906 / 6
Last Game vs Arizona: 11/10/15 / 59 MP / 22-25 shots / 2-3 L
2015-16, Away: 11 (11) / 7-3-1 / 2.19 / .928 / 1

Arizona Projected Starting Goaltender – Louis Domingue
2015-16: 3 GP (2 GS) / 2-1-0 record / 1.62 GAA / .946 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: First appearance
Last Game vs Los Angeles: First appearance
2015-16, Home: 3 (2) / 2-1-0 / 1.62 / .946 / 1

New York Islanders v Arizona Coyotes

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (11-17=28)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (14-10=24)
Assists: Jeff Carter (11-17=28)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+17; 14-10=24)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (41; 2-0=2)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:49; 5-14=19)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (62.0%; 2-3=5)

2015-16 Arizona Leaders
Total Points: Max Domi (10-15=25)
Goals: Mikkel Boedker (11-12=23)
Assists: Max Domi (10-15=25)
Plus/Minus: Anthony Duclair (+3; 10-9=19), Connor Murphy (+3; 3-4=7)
Penalty Minutes: Shane Doan (42; 8-6=14)
Time On Ice: Oliver Ekman-Larsson (25:06; 7-13=20)
Corsi-For Percentage: Tobias Rieder (51.3%; 8-10=18)

New York Islanders v Arizona Coyotes

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 21 / 2.48; ARI – 9 / 2.73
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 2.27; ARI – 29 / 3.15
Power Play: LAK – 23 / 17.0%; ARI – 28 / 14.4%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 6 / 83.8%; ARI – t-13 / 81.3%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-1 / 32.2; ARI – 29 / 26.5
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 7 / 28.3; ARI – t-20 / 30.2
Faceoffs: LAK – 23 / 49.2%; ARI – 1 / 53.4 %
Save Percentage: LAK – 5 / .920; ARI – 28 / .896
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.5%; ARI – 26 / 47.1%

Calgary Flames v Arizona Coyotes

Los Angeles Projected Lines

Milan Lucic – Anze Kopitar – Marian Gaborik
Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Trevor Lewis – Nick Shore – Dustin Brown
Michael Mersch – 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 83-98-33 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that features an away mark of 36-54-17. The Kings are 1-4-1 in their last six visits to Gila River Arena and have allowed at least three goals in five of the six games. Thus far, Los Angeles is 0-2-0 in the season series, with both games having taken place at Staples Center. These teams will meet again in Glendale on January 23 and February 2. … The Kings are 10-6-0 against the Western Conference and 4-5-0 against the Pacific Division. Los Angeles is 0-1-0 over a stretch of five consecutive games against the Pacific Division (L vs SJS, 12/26 @ ARI, 12/28 @ VAN, 12/29 @ EDM, 12/31 @ CGY). Prior to this stretch, the Kings were 5-2-1 during an eight-game stretch against the Eastern Conference. … Los Angeles has eight wins (third in the NHL) when allowing the first goal (8-7-1) and is tied for first with four wins when entering the third period trailing (4-8-0). … Tyler Toffoli is tied for second in the league with a plus-17 rating. … With 215 career assists, Drew Doughty is one assist behind Steve Duchesne (216 assists) for third place on the all-time list of assists by a Kings defenseman. He ranks third in the league with an ice time average of 27:49. … Jonathan Quick ranks third all-time among American goalies in shutouts with 39, trailing John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek (both with 40). He leads all active American goalies with 39 shutouts. … With 98 regular season goals as a King, Jeff Carter is two goals from 100. He is tied for fifth in the league with a plus-16 rating. … With 243 assists, Dustin Brown is one assist behind Charlie Simmer (244 assists) for 12th place on the franchise’s assist list.

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Arizona Projected Lines

Tobias Rieder – Antoine Vermette – Mikkel Boedker
Max Domi – Viktor Tikhonov – Anthony Duclair
Kyle Chipchura – Brad Richardson – Shane Doan
Jordan Martinook – Boyd Gordon – Steve Downie

Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Connor Murphy
Klas Dahlbeck – Stefan Elliott
Nicklas Grossmann – Michael Stone

Louis Domingue
Anders Lindback

Notes and milestones: Lines via Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic … Via McLellan, defenseman Zbynek Michalek (lower-body) will be a game-time decision, while Martin Hanzal (lower-body) won’t play and Mike Smith (core muscle) and Joe Vitale (fractured orbital bone) are on injured reserve. … The Coyotes lead the league with a 53.4% faceoff percentage, with Antoine Vermette leading the club with 265 faceoff wins. … Arizona has been outscored 40-27 in third periods but has outscored Los Angeles 1-0 in two third periods this season. … The Coyotes have allowed a league-worst seven shorthanded goals. … Klas Dahlbeck leads all rookies and ranks seventh among league defensemen with 97 hits. … Brad Richardson posted 65 points (24-41=65) in 255 career games with Los Angeles from 2008-13. … Shane Doan’s 376 goals place him three behind Dale Hawerchuk (379 goals) for the Winnipeg/Phoenix/Arizona franchise record. Doan has scored in three of his last five home games and has 78 points (36-42=78) in 103 career games against the Kings. … Coyotes defensemen are tied for third in the league with the most goals (20). … Tobias Rieder leads the team with six home goals. He has scored 10 of his last 13 goals on home ice, dating back to last season.

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