Game 48 Preview: Los Angeles at San Jose

Los Angeles Kings (29-15-3) vs San Jose Sharks (25-18-3)
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 7:00 p.m. PT
SAP Center, San Jose, CA
Referees: #11 Kelly Sutherland, #37 Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: #63 Trent Knorr, #90 Andy McElman
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick*
2015-16: 40 GP (40 GS) / 26-12-2 record / 2.14 GAA / .921 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs San Jose: 28 (28) / 14-8-5 / 2.55 / .908 / 3
Last Game vs San Jose: 12/22/15 / 60 MP / 18-22 shots / 3-5 L
2015-16, Away: 17 (17) / 12-4-1 / 2.07 / .932 / 2
*Los Angeles does not announce starters ahead of time. Jhonas Enroth is a possibility.

San Jose Projected Starting Goaltender – Martin Jones
2015-16: 38 GP (38 GS) / 22-13-2 record / 2.41 GAA / .914 Sv% / 4 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 3 (3) / 2-1-0 / 2.67 / .906 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 12/22/15 / 60 MP / 33-36 shots / 5-3 W
2015-16, Home: 19 (19) / 8-10-0 / 2.59 / .904 / 2

Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (13-27=40)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (22-14=36)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (13-27=40)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+25; 22-14=36)
Penalty Minutes: Brayden McNabb (57; 2-5=7)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:59; 8-18=26)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (60.5%; 3-4=7)

2015-16 San Jose Leaders
Total Points: Joe Pavelski (23-24=47)
Goals: Joe Pavelski (23-24=47)
Assists: Joe Thornton (9-29=38)
Plus/Minus: Joe Pavelski (+16; 23-24=47), Joe Thornton (+16; 23-24=47)
Penalty Minutes: Mike Brown (57; 1-2=3)
Time On Ice: Brent Burns (26:16; 18-23=41)
Corsi-For Percentage: Joe Thornton (57.1%; 9-29=38)

Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 15 / 2.57; SJS – 4 / 2.87
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 3 / 2.23; SJS – 23 / 2.70
Power Play: LAK – 6 / 21.1%; SJS – 3 / 21.9%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 10 / 81.8%; SJS – 22 / 79.4%
Shots/Game: LAK – 3 / 32.0; SJS – t-11 / 30.3
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 6 / 28.1; SJS – 5 / 27.9
Faceoffs: LAK – 17 / 49.8%; SJS – 4 / 51.4%
Save Percentage: LAK – 4 / .921; SJS – 25 / .903
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.1%; SJS – 12 / 50.9%

Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

Los Angeles Projected Lines

Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King– Jeff Carter – Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson – Vincent Lecavalier – Trevor Lewis
Andy Andreoff – Nick Shore – Jordan Nolan

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Christian Ehrhoff – Luke Schenn

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Milan Lucic is serving a one-game suspension. … The Kings do not announce starting goaltenders in advance, and because there was no morning skate, tonight’s starter in net is unclear. Jonathan Quick is 4-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .956 save percentage on zero days rest. … Los Angeles is 61-59-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a road mark of 23-34-12. Though home teams are 26-9-1 in the last 35 regular season games in the rivalry, road teams have won all three games this season, with the Sharks winning two of the first three. These teams will conclude the season series at the SAP Center on March 28. … The Kings are 16-9-1 against the Western Conference and 9-6-0 against the Pacific Division. … Los Angeles is 6-0-1 on the second night of back-to-back sets this season. … With 457 career points, Dustin Brown (212-245=457) is tied with Mike Murphy for 11th place on the franchise’s all-time scoring list. … Tyler Toffoli is tied for the league lead with a plus-25 rating and ranks eighth in the league with 22 goals. He has minus ratings in consecutive games for the first time this season.

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San Jose Projected Lines

Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Matt Nieto – Patrick Marleau – Joel Ward
Joonas Donskoi – Logan Couture – Tommy Wingels
Melker Karlsson – Chris Tierney – Mike Brown

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon – Dylan DeMelo

Martin Jones
Alex Stalock

Notes and milestones: Lines via Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com … The Sharks will honor Arturs Irbe in a pre-game ceremony tonight. … Patrick Marleau has played in 506 consecutive games, dating back to April 9, 2009. … San Jose has points in eight consecutive games (7-0-1). … Joe Thornton has points in eight consecutive games and 16 of his last 17 games. … Joe Pavelski’s game-winning goal against Minnesota yesterday afternoon was his eighth of the season, which leads the league.

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