|1||LOS ANGELES||+110||Ov 5,+110||+105||Ov 5,+110|
|2||MONTREAL||-130||Un 5,-130||-125||Un 5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-5-0||+3.2||9-5||+3.2||2-7||2.2||32.6||2.1||29.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.6||3-2||-0.6||0-2||2.4||32.0||1.8||26.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||30||79||25||17||29||8||9||941||8.4%||112||18||16.1%||120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||14||31||6||4||16||5||5||456||6.8%||48||6||12.5%||42|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||3||5||1||2||160||7.5%||19||0||0.0%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||62||12||24||22||4||3||782||7.9%||120||17||14.2%||109|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||29||6||11||10||2||3||415||7.0%||60||7||11.7%||50|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||0||4||4||1||1||131||6.9%||21||1||4.8%||14|
|MARTIN JONES (All Games)||2||2||44||42||95.5%||1||2-0||+2.2||2-0-0||+2||0-1|
|MARTIN JONES (Road Games)||1||1||28||26||92.9%||0||1-0||+1.2||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|MARTIN JONES(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||16||16||100.0%||1||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|MARTIN JONES (Last 4 Games)||2||2||44||42||95.5%||1||2-0||+2.2||2-0-0||+2||0-1|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||16||16||388||351||90.5%||1||10-6||+0.2||10-6-0||-1||8-6|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Road Games)||6||6||153||140||91.5%||0||3-3||-1||3-3-0||-1||2-2|
|JONATHAN QUICK(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||134||122||91.0%||1||3-3||-1.5||3-3-0||-2||2-3|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||79||72||91.1%||1||2-2||-1.8||2-2-0||-2||2-1|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||15||12||349||329||94.3%||0||7-5||-1.4||7-5-0||-2||1-8|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)||10||7||233||222||95.3%||0||5-2||+2.9||5-2-0||+3||0-5|
|BEN SCRIVENS(vs. Non-Conference)||8||6||152||144||94.7%||0||5-1||+3.2||5-1-0||+3||1-5|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||126||118||93.7%||0||2-2||-1.8||2-2-0||-2||0-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11-7-0||+1||11-7||+1||6-8||2.8||28.2||2.1||32.1|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5||5-0||+5||2-1||3.2||26.4||2.0||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||85||24||31||28||2||5||923||9.2%||110||25||22.7%||141|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||18||50||12||23||15||0||1||507||9.9%||63||12||19.0%||84|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||3||9||3||1||1||132||12.1%||12||2||16.7%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||65||13||22||27||3||5||951||6.8%||103||14||13.6%||102|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||37||6||13||16||2||2||578||6.4%||64||11||17.2%||60|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||2||3||5||0||0||158||6.3%||12||0||0.0%||17|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||7||7||197||184||93.4%||0||5-2||+3||5-2-0||+3||1-6|
|PETER BUDAJ (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PETER BUDAJ(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||58||54||93.1%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||103||92.0%||0||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||24||24||752||705||93.7%||0||14-10||+0.6||14-10-0||+1||7-13|
|CAREY PRICE (Home Games)||18||18||578||543||93.9%||0||11-7||+1||11-7-0||+1||6-8|
|CAREY PRICE(vs. Non-Conference)||11||11||350||328||93.7%||0||5-6||-2.8||5-6-0||-3||3-7|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||117||94.4%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: LOS ANGELES 2.9, MONTREAL 3.02|
|11/14/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/15/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-0||W||0, +100||W||5 un||U|
|11/17/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-0||W||0, -105||W||5 un||U|
|11/19/2013||TAMPA BAY||5-2||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||O|
|11/21/2013||NEW JERSEY||1-2||L||0, -185||L||5 un||U|
|11/23/2013||COLORADO||0-1||L||0, -160||L||5 ov||U|
|11/25/2013||at VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 un||P|
|11/27/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +140||L||5 un||P|
|11/30/2013||CALGARY||1-2||L||0, -285||L||5 ov||U|
|12/2/2013||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 un||P|
|12/3/2013||at ANAHEIM||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5 ov||P|
|12/7/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-0||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/10/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|12/11/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|12/14/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|12/15/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|12/19/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|11/15/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/16/2013||NY RANGERS||0-1||L||0, -125||L||5 un||U|
|11/19/2013||MINNESOTA||6-2||W||0, -115||W||5 un||O|
|11/22/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/23/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|11/27/2013||at BUFFALO||3-1||W||0, -170||W||5 ov||U|
|11/29/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/30/2013||TORONTO||4-2||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||O|
|12/2/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -180||W||5 un||P|
|12/4/2013||at NEW JERSEY||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 un||O|
|12/5/2013||BOSTON||2-1||W||0, +105||W||5 un||U|
|12/7/2013||BUFFALO||3-2||W||0, -255||W||5 ov||P|
|12/10/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|12/12/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|12/14/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|12/19/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|12/21/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|LOS ANGELES: |
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the most successful two-year stretch in franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings just want to keep it going.
That's because the Kings historically aren't used to good times. The 2012 Stanley Cup champions returned to the Western Conference finals last summer, winning six total playoff rounds - twice as many as this long-struggling team had ever managed in any two-year stretch.
To stay on top, Los Angeles plans to rely on the same unflashy, workmanlike style that allowed coach Darryl Sutter's club to raise the Cup for the first time.
|MONTREAL: MONTREAL (AP) - As Montreal embarks on a season laced with expectations, most around the NHL are confused by just what this bunch is.
Are the Canadiens the team that won 13 of their first 20 games on their way to the franchise's 22nd division title last season, and first since 2007-08? Or are they the team that lost six of their last 10 regular-season games and were eliminated from the playoffs in five games by the Ottawa Senators?
The talent is certainly still in place, but the trek will be tough. Montreal, in the reconfigured NHL, is in the difficult Atlantic Division with the likes of Boston, Ottawa, Toronto and Detroit. All of those teams made the playoffs last season, and the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.
Montreal opens vs. Toronto on Oct. 1.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (LOS ANGELES-MONTREAL) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Kings-Canadiens Preview* =========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Los Angeles (19-7-4) at Montreal (19-9-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT
One of the most surprising aspects of the Los Angeles Kings' solid goaltending during their surge is that Jonathan Quick hasn't been in net for any of it.
It's hardly a shock Carey Price has been the main catalyst for the Montreal Canadiens' current run.
Visiting Los Angeles looks to avoid an eighth straight loss to Montreal while ending the Canadiens' five-game winning streak Tuesday night.
Quick is on injured reserve with a groin injury suffered Nov. 12 in a shootout loss at Buffalo, and he's not expected to return for at least a couple more weeks.
Ben Scrivens, who was acquired in the offseason trade that sent former backup Jonathan Bernier to Toronto, has filled in admirably since Quick's injury, going 6-1-3 with a 1.47 goals-against average.
Rookie Martin Jones has been in goal for the last two contests while making the first starts of his career, though. He made 26 saves and stopped all nine shootout attempts in a 3-2 win over Anaheim last Tuesday, then made 16 saves in Saturday's 3-0 win over the New York Islanders.
The Kings (19-7-4) are 8-1-3 since Quick went down, with Scrivens and Jones combining to allow an average of 1.42 goals per game that is best in the league in that span. Coach Darryl Sutter didn't explain the decision to go with Jones in consecutive games, nor did he say who will be in net against Montreal as the team begins a four-game road trip.
Los Angeles also plays Wednesday against Toronto.
"It's been awesome to see both (Scrivens and Jones) come in and play as well as they have," said captain Dustin Brown, who has scored in back-to-back games. "We have a lot of guys that do the right thing defensively. All of our team is sticking with it, and you see the results in games like (Saturday's)."
The Canadiens (19-9-3) have gotten stellar goaltending as well during their 9-0-1 run, as Price made 32 saves in Saturday's 3-2 win over Buffalo. Their 1.90 goals-against per game is second to Los Angeles during their surge.
Price has won his last seven starts while posting a 1.71 GAA, and he's won each of his three career starts against Los Angeles with a 1.67 GAA.
Montreal hasn't lost to the Kings since March 8, 2003, and has won 12 of 13 home meetings dating back to when the Canadiens beat Los Angeles in Game 2 and the clinching Game 5 of the 1993 Stanley Cup finals.
Extending that run may hinge on Montreal's fourth line putting forth another strong effort. Brandon Prust scored, Ryan White had an assist and Travis Moen had two assists Saturday.
"Those top guys have been carrying a heavy load lately and have been doing a great job," Prust said. "We want to contribute when we can. We were happy to do it."
Coach Michel Therrien lauded their performance as well.
"They were practically our best trio," Therrien said. "They played a huge part in our team's victory. They created some scoring chances with their intensity. They spent a lot of time in the offensive zone. They certainly were true leaders."
Goals may come at a premium in this contest. Los Angeles hasn't given up more than three in 15 straight, while Montreal hasn't done so in 14 consecutive contests.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 6:26:29 AM EST|