Game 55 Preview: Los Angeles at New Jersey

Los Angeles Kings (33-18-3) at New Jersey Devils (28-21-8)
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:30 a.m. PT
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Referees: #21 TJ Luxmore, #5 Chris Rooney
Linesmen: #87 Devin Berg, #63 Trent Knorr
FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Los Angeles Kings v New Jersey Devils

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jhonas Enroth
2015-16: 11 GP (9 GS) / 4-4-1 record / 2.30 GAA / .925 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs New Jersey: 5 (5) / 1-2-1 / 3.02 / .886 / 0
Last Game vs New Jersey: 1/6/15 / 60 MP / 24-27 shots / 1-4 L
2015-16, Away: 9 (8) / 3-4-1 / 2.51 / .919 / 1

New Jersey Projected Starting Goaltender – Corey Schneider
2015-16: 47 GP (47 GS) / 25-16-6 record / 1.98 GAA / .931 Sv% / 4 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 6 (6) / 4-2-0 / 1.67 / .939 / 1
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/23/15 / 58 MP / 30-33 shots / 1-3 L
2015-16, Home: 23 (23) / 11-8-4 / 2.15 / .919 / 1
UPDATE: Keith Kincaid will start in net. He is 3-5-1 / 2.52 / .909.

Calgary Flames v New Jersey Devils

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (16-34=50)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (23-19=42)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (16-34=50)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+26; 23-19=42)
Penalty Minutes: Milan Lucic (66; 14-22=36)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:00; 11-24=35)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (61.3%; 3-5=8)

2015-16 New Jersey Leaders
Total Points: Lee Stempniak (15-25=40)
Goals: Kyle Palmieri (20-16=36)
Assists: Lee Stempniak (15-25=40)
Plus/Minus: Michael Cammalleri (+15; 14-24=38)*
Penalty Minutes: Jordin Tootoo (76; 3-5=8)
Time On Ice: Andy Greene (23:13; 4-6=10)
Corsi-For Percentage: Eric Gelinas (52.3%; 1-5=6)
*On injured reserve; leading active plus-minus leader is Adam Henrique (+14; 19-18=37)

Los Angeles Kings v New Jersey Devils

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 7 / 2.80; NJD – 30 / 2.21
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 7 / 2.37; NJD – 1 / 2.21
Power Play: LAK – 2 / 23.3%; NJD – 6 / 21.3%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 10 / 81.9%; NJD – 8 / 82.8%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-2 / 32.5; NJD – 30 / 24.5
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 6 / 28.1; NJD – t-8 / 28.8
Faceoffs: LAK – 18 / 49.9%; NJD – 29 / 46.8%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-9 / .916; NJD – 2 / .923
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.3%; NJD – 29 / 46.5%

Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils

Los Angeles Projected Lines

Milan Lucic – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King – Vincent Lecavalier – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Nick Shore – Jordan Nolan

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Kevin Gravel – Luke Schenn

Jhonas Enroth
Peter Budaj

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 53-30-14 all-time against the New Jersey franchise, a record that includes an away mark of 23-19-7. The Kings are 6-2-2 in the last 10 road games in the series and won two of three games at Prudential Center in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. These teams will conclude their season series on March 12 at Staples Center. … Los Angeles is 15-7-2 against the Eastern Conference and 8-3-0 against the Metropolitan Division. … Over the last 13 games, the Kings have scored 45 goals and have allowed 40 (3.46 GF/G, 3.08 GA/G). … Los Angeles has 14 goals in its last 39 power play opportunities (35.9%). … Dustin Brown (0-1=1) has eight points (4-4=8) in the last eight games. With 464 career points (215-249=464), he is two points behind Charlie Simmer (466 points) for 10th place overall on the team’s all-time list. He is expected to play his team-leading 150th consecutive game today. The team’s record is 330 consecutive games played, set by Anze Kopitar between March 21, 2007 and March 26, 2011. … With 98 career points (36-62=98), Alec Martinez is two points shy of 100 in his career. With 21 points on the season (7-14=21), he is one point from equaling his career-high (22 points; 2013-14, 2014-15). … Drew Doughty ranks third in the league with a 28:00 TOI/GP. … Anze Kopitar ranks second in the NHL among forwards in TOI/GP (21:02) and tied for fourth league-wide in plus/minus (+23). Since Nov. 20, he ranks tied for second in the NHL in scoring with 43 points (11-32=43) and second in assists (32). … Tyler Toffoli leads the league with a +26 rating. He has equaled a career-high with 23 goals. … With 297 career goals, Jeff Carter is three goals from 300 in his career. … The road team has won all four games in this series since the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.

Nashville Predators v New Jersey Devils

New Jersey Projected Lines

Joseph Blandisi – Adam Henrique – Lee Stempniak
Sergey Kalinin – Travis Zajac – Kyle Palmieri
Reid Boucher – Jacob Josefson – Tyler Kennedy
Bobby Farnham – Stephen Gionta – Jordin Tootoo

Andy Greene – Adam Larsson
Seth Helgeson – David Schlemko
John Moore – Damon Severson

Corey Schneider
Keith Kincaid

Notes and milestones: Lines via DailyFaceoff.com … New Jersey is expected to be without Michael Cammalleri (IR / upper-body), Patrick Elias (IR / knee), Stefan Matteau (facial fracture), Jon Merrill (IR / upper-body) and Jiri Tlusty (IR / upper-body). … New Jersey is 7-2-2 over its last 11 games, having allowed just 18 goals-against during that stretch. The Devils have points in five straight games at the Prudential Center (4-0-1). … Via the Newark Star Ledger, the Devils are 3-1-2 on the second day of back-to-back sets and 4-0-1 in afternoon games this season. … New Jersey is 7-for-17 on the power play since the All-Star Break. … Adam Henrique has three goals and five points in the last four games. … Andy Greene and Alec Martinez were teammates at Miami University in 2005-06. … Cory Schneider has allowed two goals or less in 32 of his last 40 starts.

Boston Bruins v New Jersey Devils

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