Game 77 Preview: Los Angeles vs Calgary - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (45-26-5) vs Calgary Flames (32-39-6)
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #19 Gord Dwyer, #24 Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: #73 Vaughan Rody, #55 Shane Heyer
FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

at Staples Center on February 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 63 GP (63 GS) / 38-21-4 record / 2.24 GAA / .918 Sv% / 4 SHO
Career vs Calgary: 23 (23) / 12-7-4 / 1.75 / .926 / 2
Last Game vs Calgary: 2/23/16 / 60 MP / 22-23 shots / 2-1 W
2015-16, Home: 35 (35) / 22-11-2 / 2.28 / .908 / 1

Calgary Projected Starting Goaltender – Joni Ortio
2015-16: 18 GP (15 GS) / 5-8-4 record / 2.76 GAA / .903 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 4 (4) / 1-3-0 / 2.01 / .932 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 2/23/16 / 59 MP / 35-37 shots / 1-2 L
2015-16, Away: 7 (5) / 2-3-1 / 2.27 / .926 / 0

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (25-43=68)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (29-25=54)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (25-43=68)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+33; 29-25=54)
Penalty Minutes: Brayden McNabb (90; 2-10=12)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:04; 14-34=48)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (60.9%; 3-7=10)

2015-16 Calgary Leaders
Total Points: Johnny Gaudreau (28-45=73)
Goals: Johnny Gaudreau (28-45=73)
Assists: Johnny Gaudreau (28-45=73)
Plus/Minus: Mikael Backlund (+4; 15-24=39)
Penalty Minutes: Brandon Bollig (88; 1-2=3)
Time On Ice: TJ Brodie (25:31; 6-38=44)
Corsi-For Percentage: Jakub Nakladal (53.5%; 2-2=4)

at Staples Center on February 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 14 / 2.71; CGY – t-11 / 2.74
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 3 / 2.34; CGY – 30 / 3.18
Power Play: LAK – 8 / 20.7%; CGY – t-23 / 16.7%
Penalty Kill: LAK – t-15 / 81.2%; CGY – 30 / 74.4%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-2 / 32.1; CGY – t-19 / 29.2
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 27.6; CGY – t-9 / 29.0
Faceoffs: LAK – t-14 / 50.2%; CGY – 27 / 48.6%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-9 / .915; CGY – 30 / .890
Corsi-for Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.2% / CGY – 21 / 48.1%

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

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

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 91-109-28 all-time against the Calgary franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 56-45-12. The Kings are 2-0-0 thus far in the season series, with one additional game remaining at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday, April 5. … Los Angeles is 25-17-2 against the Western Conference and 15-10-0 against the Pacific Division. … In the race for the Jennings Trophy, Washington leads with 177 goals allowed (in 76 games played). Following the Capitals are the Kings (180 GA / 76 GP), Ducks (181 GA / 76 GP) and Lightning (182 GA / 76 GP). … With 45 wins, Los Angeles is one win shy of the franchise record for wins in a season (46; four times, most recently 2013-14). … Tyler Toffoli leads the NHL with a +33 rating, while Anze Kopitar ranks second at +31. With 29 goals, Toffoli is one goal from becoming the first King with 30 goals in a season since Anze Kopitar scored 34 in 2009-10. … In 31 games since January 24, Drew Doughty has seven goals, 24 points and a +11 rating. He is in a tie with Steve Duchesne for second place all-time amongst Kings defensemen with 315 career points (80-235=315). … With 38 wins, Jonathan Quick is one win from tying his career-high of 39 wins, which is also the team’s franchise record of wins by a goalie, set in 2009-10. … Darryl Sutter will coach his 1,198th regular season game tonight. … Kris Versteeg is expected to take warm-ups, via Helene Elliott.

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Calgary Projected Lines

Derek Grant – Sean Monahan – Johnny Gaudreau
Lance Bouma – Mikael Backlund – Hunter Shinkaruk
Micheal Ferland – Sam Bennett – Joe Colborne
Brandon Bollig – Matt Stajan – Josh Jooris

TJ Brodie – Dougie Hamilton
Mark Giordano – Deryk Engelland
Jakub Nakladal – Brett Kulak

Joni Ortio
Jonas Hiller

Notes and milestones: Johnny Gaudreau and Jyrki Jokipakka will be game-time decisions, according to Roger Millions of Sportsnet. … Calgary is 1-1-0 thus far in a four-game road trip through Arizona, Anaheim, Los Angeles and Edmonton. … The Flames are 17-24-4 versus the Western Conference and 8-14-3 against the Pacific Division. … Calgary is 3-8-0 on the second night of back-to-back sets. … Six of the last nine games in the rivalry have been decided by one goal, with the Flames winning all three games that have been decided in overtime or a shootout. … Calgary has outscored its opponents 66-65 in first periods this season but has been outscored 177-136 in second and third periods. … With 99 career points, Joe Colborne 36-63=99 is one point shy of 100. … With 298 career points, Mark Giordano (86-212=298) is two points shy of 300. … Johnny Gaudreau has nine points (4-5=9) in seven career games against Los Angeles. … TJ Brodie has goals in two straight games.

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