Game 60 Preview: Los Angeles vs Edmonton - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (35-20-4) vs Edmonton Oilers (22-33-6)
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #8 Dave Jackson, #9 Dan O’Rourke
Linesmen: #70 Derek Nansen, #86 Brad Lazarowich
FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

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Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 48 GP (48 GS) / 30-15-3 record / 2.17 GAA / .921 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs Edmonton: 23 (23) / 17-1-5 / 1.66 / .937 / 1
Last Game vs Edmonton: 12/29/15 / 60 MP / 42-44 shots / 5-2 W
2015-16, Home: 26 (26) / 15-10-1 / 2.31 / .906 / 1

Edmonton Projected Starting Goaltender: Cam Talbot
2015-16: 39 GP (36 GS) / 12-21-3 record / 2.73 GAA / .910 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 5 (5) / 1-4-0 / 3.91 / .880 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 12/29/15 / 26 MP / 11-14 shots / 5-2 L
2015-16, Away: 18 (16) / 4-9-3 / 2.98 / .905 / 0

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (18-34=52)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (24-19=43)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (18-34=52)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+24; 24-19=43)
Penalty Minutes: Milan Lucic (70; 14-22=36)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:20; 11-28=39)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (61.6%; 3-6=9)

2015-16 Edmonton Leaders
Total Points: Taylor Hall (20-32=52)
Goals: Taylor Hall (20-32=52)
Assists: Taylor Hall (20-32=52)
Plus/Minus: Brandon Davidson (+4; 3-5=8); Adam Clendening (+4; 0-2=2)
Penalty Minutes: Eric Gryba (75; 1-5=6)
Time On Ice: Oscar Klefbom (21:53; 4-8=12)
Corsi-For Percentage: Leon Draisaitl (53.3%; 15-27=42)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 13 / 2.66; EDM – 26 / 2.41
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 2.31; EDM – t-28 / 3.05
Power Play: LAK – 4 / 22.3%; EDM – 20 / 17.8%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 12 / 81.9%; EDM – 17 / 80.0%
Shots/Game: LAK – 2 / 32.6; EDM – t-23 / 28.8
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 28.1; EDM – t-25 / 31.2
Faceoffs: LAK – 15 / 50.0%; EDM – 25 / 49.1%
Save Percentage: LAK – 7 / .918; EDM – 27 / .902
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.3% / EDM – 18 / 49.0%

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
Alec Martinez – Luke Schenn
Brayden McNabb – Jamie McBain

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 78-80-39 all-time against Edmonton, a record that includes a home mark of 40-36-21. The Kings are 3-0-0 against the Oilers this season, a record that includes a 2-0 record at Rexall Place and a 1-0 record at Staples Center. These teams will conclude their season series on March 26 in Los Angeles. … The Kings are 20-11-2 against the Western Conference and 12-7-0 against the Pacific Division. … Dustin Brown is one assist away from surpassing Mark Hardy (250) for 11th overall and is 1 point behind Charlie Simmer (466) for 10th overall in team history. … Alec Martinez (36-63=99) is one point away from 100 in his career. … Drew Doughty ranks third in the NHL in TOI with 28:20. … Jonathan Quick ranks third in the NHL in wins with 30. … Tyler Toffoli ranks second in the NHL in plus/minus at plus-24. … Los Angeles leads the league with six wins when trailing going into the third period and are tied for second with 13 wins when their opponent scores first. … Jeff Carter is 3 goals away from 300 in his career. … The Kings have sold out 158 straight regular season games dating back to Dec. 3, 2011, a club record.

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Edmonton Projected Lines

Taylor Hall – Leon Draisaitl – Teddy Purcell
Benoit Pouliot – Connor McDavid – Jordan Eberle
Zack Kassian – Mark Letestu – Nail Yakupov
Lauri Korpikoski – Matt Hendricks – Iiro Pakarinen

Andrej Sekera – Mark Fayne
Darnell Nurse – Justin Schultz
Brandon Davidson – Nikita Nikitin

Cam Talbot
Anders Nilsson

Notes and milestones: Projected lines via Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers are expected to be without Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand), Oscar Klefbom (undisclosed), Eric Gryba (undisclosed) and Andrew Ference (hip). … Taylor Hall ranks 7th in the NHL in shots on goal with 218. … Edmonton is 2-12-2 against the Pacific Division and plays at Anaheim on Friday. … Eric Gryba leads the team in hits with 132. … Former King Andrej Sekera leads the Oilers in blocked shots with 115. … The Oilers are 13-3-2 when leading after the first period and are 15-8-2 when scoring first. … Former King Teddy Purcell is two goals away from 100 for his career. … Connor McDavid is on a four-game point streak (1 G, 3 A) and has nine point in his last six games. … Jordan Eberle has eight points in his last six games (4 G, 4 A). … LW Jujhar Khaira was recalled from AHL-Bakersfield on Wednesday.

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