Game 65 Preview: Los Angeles vs Vancouver

Los Angeles Kings (38-22-4) vs Vancouver Canucks (25-27-12)
Monday, March 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #48 Garrett Rank, #38 Francois St. Laurent
Linesmen: #65 Pierre Racicot, #55 Shane Heyer
KCOP-13, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

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Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 52 GP (52 GS) / 32-17-3 record / 2.20 GAA / .919 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs Vancouver: 29 (29) / 14-13-2 / 1.64 / .938 / 3
Last Game vs Vancouver: 12/28/15 / 60 MP / 27-27 shots / 5-0 W
2015-16, Home: 29 (29) / 17-11-1 / 2.28 / .906 / 1

Vancouver Projected Starting Goaltender: Ryan Miller
2015-16: 42 GP (42 GS) / 14-19-8 record / 2.63 GAA / .916 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 11 (10) / 6-3-1 / 2.39 / .929 / 2
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 10/13/15 / 60 MP / 15-15 shots / 3-0 W
2015-16, Away: 21 (21) / 7-9-4 / 2.83 / .912 / 1

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (19-36=55)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (24-21=45)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (19-36=55)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+27; 24-21=45)
Penalty Minutes: Milan Lucic (72; 15-24=39)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:22; 12-29=41)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (60.4%; 3-6=9)

2015-16 Vancouver Leaders
Total Points: Daniel Sedin (25-30=55)
Goals: Daniel Sedin (25-30=55)
Assists: Henrik Sedin (10-38=48)*
Plus/Minus: Jannik Hansen (+17; 19-13=32)**
Penalty Minutes: Derek Dorsett (153; 3-8=11)
Time On Ice: Alex Edler (24:27; 6-14=20)***
Corsi-For Percentage: Jake Virtanen (53.3%; 6-5=11)
*Not expected to play; next highest is Daniel Sedin (25-30=55)
**Not expected to play; next highest is Daniel Sedin (+14; 25-30=55)
***Injured; active leader expected to play is Dan Hamhuis (20:20; 1-8=9)

Vancouver Canucks v Los Angeles Kings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-16 / 2.63; VAN – 27 / 2.38
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 1 / 2.28; VAN – 21 / 2.81
Power Play: LAK – 5 / 21.9%; VAN – 15 / 18.6%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 18 / 80.7%; VAN – 12 / 81.7%
Shots/Game: LAK – 2 / 32.6; VAN – t-24 / 28.7
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 27.7; VAN – t-27 / 31.5
Faceoffs: LAK – t-16 / 49.9%; VAN – 30 / 45.4%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-5 / .918; VAN – 17 / .911
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.3% / VAN – 27 / 47.3%

Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

Rob Scuderi – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Brayden McNabb – Luke Schenn

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 104-98-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes a home mark of 63-39-18. The Kings are 7-3-0 in their last 10 home games against the Canucks and 6-3-1 in their last 10 series games overall. Thus far Los Angeles is 2-1-0 in the season series, with one additional game remaining on April 4 in Vancouver. … The Kings are 21-13-2 against the Western Conference and 13-9-0 against the Pacific Division. … In the 10 games since Marian Gaborik was injured, Los Angeles has scored 10 goals and yielded seven in five-on-five play. … With 40 career shutouts, Jonathan Quick is tied with John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek for the most shutouts ever by a United States-born goalie. … With 465 career points (215-250=465), Dustin Brown is one point behind Charlie Simmer (466 points) for 10th place overall on the team’s all-time list. With 250 career assists, he is one assist from surpassing Mark Hardy for 11th place overall on the team’s all-time list. He has gone eight consecutive games without a point. … With 298 career goals, Jeff Carter is two goals shy of 300. He has two goals in his last 21 games. … Tyler Toffoli ranks second in the league with a plus-27 rating. He has two goals in his last 20 games. … With 428 career assists, Anze Kopitar is three assists behind Bernie Nicholls (431 assists) for fifth place on the club’s all-time assist list. … With 176 career wins, Darryl Sutter is two wins behind Bob Pulford (178 wins) for second place on the club’s all-time coaching wins list. With 325 games coached, he is three games behind Larry Robinson (328 games coached) for third place on the club’s all-time list.

Vancouver Canucks v Detroit Red Wings

Vancouver Projected Lines

Daniel Sedin – Linden Vey – Emerson Etem
Sven Baertschi – Markus Granlund – Jake Virtanen
Alexandre Burrows – Jared McCann – Radim Vrbata
Brendan Gaunce – Bo Horvat – Derek Dorsett

Ben Hutton – Luca Sbisa
Dan Hamhuis – Yannick Weber
Matt Bartkowski – Alex Biega

Ryan Miller
Jacob Markstrom

Notes and milestones: Lines via Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province … The Canucks will be without Jannik Hansen (ribs), Henrik Sedin (upper body), Brandon Sutter (fractured jaw), Alexander Edler (fibula fracture) and Chris Tanev (upper-body). … Ben Hutton ranks sixth amongst league rookies with a 19:17 TOI/GP and is tied for sixth with 20 assists. He is the first Vancouver rookie defenseman to record at least 20 assists in a season since Mattias Ohlund notched 23 in 1997-98. … Sven Baertschi has set career-highs in goals (13), assists (11), points (24), power play goals (2), power play points (7), game-winning goals (1) and shots on goal (81). … Bo Harvat ranks 15th in the league with 583 faceoff wins. … Four Canucks have been selected to initial World Cup of Hockey rosters: Daniel Sedin (Sweden), Henrik Sedin (Sweden), Jacob Markstrom (Sweden) and Jannik Hansen (Europe). … Eight different Vancouver skaters made their NHL debuts this season: Jared McCann, Jake Virtanen, Ben Hutton, Brendan Gaunce, Hunter Shinkaruk, Alexandre Grenier, Andrey Pedan and Alex Friesen. The club record for NHL debuts in a single season is 11, which took place in 1973-74. … With 299 career points, Dan Hamhuis is one point from 300 in his career. … Over the last 10 games (3-7-0), the Canucks have been outscored 36-27. … Linden Vey appeared in 18 games with Los Angeles in the 2013-14 season, totaling five assists.

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