|19||LOS ANGELES||-135||Ov 5,+105||-135||Ov 5,+110|
|20||VANCOUVER||+115||Un 5,-125||+115||Un 5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22-17-0||+3.1||22-17||+3.1||8-17||2.4||30.8||2.2||29.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.2||3-2||+0.2||1-2||2.8||28.0||1.8||24.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||78||196||63||51||70||12||17||2447||8.0%||275||43||15.6%||321|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||39||93||23||25||39||6||8||1201||7.7%||129||19||14.7%||147|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||7||3||4||0||0||140||10.0%||16||3||18.7%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||25||61||19||17||21||4||5||839||7.3%||89||10||11.2%||95|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||164||47||54||57||6||7||2050||8.0%||286||49||17.1%||284|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||86||25||32||26||3||5||1140||7.5%||153||26||17.0%||147|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||0||5||4||0||0||121||7.4%||15||3||20.0%||18|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||46||10||20||15||1||2||646||7.1%||96||15||15.6%||81|
|MARTIN JONES (All Games)||18||17||483||450||93.2%||3||11-6||+3.8||11-6-0||+4||5-6|
|MARTIN JONES (Road Games)||11||11||328||305||93.0%||1||7-4||+3.1||7-4-0||+3||4-3|
|MARTIN JONES (vs. Division)||6||6||151||142||94.0%||1||4-2||+1.8||4-2-0||+2||0-3|
|MARTIN JONES (Last 4 Games)||4||4||104||96||92.3%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||0-2|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||46||46||1101||1009||91.6%||5||27-19||-1.4||27-19-0||-3||14-23|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Road Games)||18||18||462||427||92.4%||1||10-8||+0.8||10-8-0||+1||4-8|
|JONATHAN QUICK (vs. Division)||15||15||362||336||92.8%||3||10-5||+3.1||10-5-0||+2||5-10|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||90||81||90.0%||1||3-1||+1.2||3-1-0||+1||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||18-18-0||-5.9||18-18||-5.9||12-21||2.6||31.7||2.4||27.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.6||2-3||-0.6||3-2||2.6||30.6||3.0||25.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||77||185||51||67||56||11||7||2364||7.8%||242||36||14.9%||304|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||36||92||21||36||31||4||3||1143||8.0%||115||15||13.0%||150|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||5||5||3||0||0||153||8.5%||13||2||15.4%||18|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||25||53||17||20||12||4||2||743||7.1%||77||13||16.9%||88|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||209||61||63||74||11||17||2206||9.5%||260||43||16.5%||361|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||87||22||23||36||6||8||989||8.8%||111||17||15.3%||143|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||8||2||4||1||0||129||11.6%||16||2||12.5%||29|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||70||19||22||25||4||5||738||9.5%||99||12||12.1%||119|
|JOACIM ERIKSSON (All Games)||1||0||31||25||80.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOACIM ERIKSSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOACIM ERIKSSON (vs. Division)||1||0||31||25||80.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOACIM ERIKSSON (Last 4 Games)||1||0||31||25||80.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|EDDIE LACK (All Games)||39||36||1003||914||91.1%||7||14-22||-9||14-22-0||-7||17-16|
|EDDIE LACK (Home Games)||14||13||366||335||91.5%||3||6-7||-2.8||6-7-0||-3||6-7|
|EDDIE LACK (vs. Division)||11||10||271||248||91.5%||3||3-7||-4.1||3-7-0||-4||4-6|
|EDDIE LACK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||98||88.3%||0||1-3||-1.6||1-3-0||-1||2-2|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||13||9||290||253||87.2%||0||1-8||-7.4||1-8-0||-7||6-3|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Last 4 Games)||4||3||87||73||83.9%||0||0-3||-3.3||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: LOS ANGELES 3.08, VANCOUVER 3.13|
|3/9/2014||at EDMONTON||4-2||W||0, -170||W||5 un||O|
|3/10/2014||at CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -175||W||5 un||P|
|3/13/2014||TORONTO||2-3||L||0, -205||L||5 ov||P|
|3/15/2014||ANAHEIM||1-2||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||U|
|3/17/2014||PHOENIX||3-4||L||0, -165||L||5 un||O|
|3/20/2014||WASHINGTON||2-1||W||0, -200||W||5 ev||U|
|3/22/2014||FLORIDA||4-0||W||0, -290||W||5 un||U|
|3/24/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||3-2||W||0, -115||W||5 un||P|
|3/25/2014||at WASHINGTON||5-4||W||0, -105||W||5 un||O|
|3/27/2014||at PITTSBURGH||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ev||P|
|3/29/2014||WINNIPEG||4-2||W||0, -220||W||5 un||O|
|3/31/2014||MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, -180||L||5 un||P|
|4/2/2014||PHOENIX||4-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ev||U|
|4/3/2014||at SAN JOSE||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5 ev||U|
|4/5/2014||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/9/2014||at CALGARY|| |
|4/10/2014||at EDMONTON|| |
|3/10/2014||NY ISLANDERS||4-7||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/12/2014||at WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, +110||W||5 ov||P|
|3/14/2014||at WASHINGTON||3-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/16/2014||at FLORIDA||4-3||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|3/17/2014||at TAMPA BAY||3-4||L||0, +180||L||5 ov||O|
|3/19/2014||NASHVILLE||2-0||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2014||BUFFALO||4-2||W||0, -235||W||5 ov||O|
|3/26/2014||at MINNESOTA||5-2||W||0, +150||W||5 un||O|
|3/27/2014||at COLORADO||2-3||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/29/2014||ANAHEIM||1-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|4/1/2014||NY RANGERS||1-3||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||U|
|4/5/2014||LOS ANGELES|| |
|4/12/2014||at EDMONTON|| |
|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.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Like it or not, there is a new culture in Vancouver.
Whether the new atmosphere surrounding the Canucks leads the franchise to its long-awaited first Stanley Cup championship remains to be seen.
But coach John Tortorella is sure going to try.
Following five division championships, two Presidents trophies, for the league's most points, and a Stanley Cup finals appearance in seven years under Alain Vigneault, Vancouver brass determined the Canucks needed a tougher voice. So Vigneault, the franchise leader in wins, was fired May 22 and replaced by John Tortorella, himself fired by the New York Rangers May 29.
Tortorella comes with an edge - he can be hard on the media, and often calls out his players in press conferences - but he wins, and that's what Vancouver needs. He won a Stanley Cup in 2004 behind Tampa Bay's bench, and took the Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals in 2012.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (LOS ANGELES-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Kings-Canucks Preview* =======================
Los Angeles (45-27-6) at Vancouver (34-32-11), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The playoff-bound Los Angeles Kings probably will be careful with injured defenseman Drew Doughty.
The Vancouver Canucks hope to take advantage of his likely absence as they may be welcoming back their points leader.
Henrik Sedin could return after a four-game absence as the Canucks try to avoid a season sweep by the visiting Kings on Saturday night.
Los Angeles (45-27-6) had its eight-game road win streak snapped Thursday with a 2-1 defeat to San Jose in the opener of a four-game trip, but the bigger concern was an upper-body injury suffered by Doughty. He was knocked out midway through the first period, appearing to hurt his left shoulder while checking Tyler Kennedy.
"Anytime you lose a D-man especially one of his caliber it's a big hole," defenseman Jake Muzzin said. "I thought we did well trying to replace him."
Doughty is among the NHL leaders in average ice time at 25:43.
If he's out, it figures to be easier for Sedin to produce if he comes back for the Canucks. Sedin has been out with a left leg injury but returned to practice Wednesday.
"He's one of our best players, he's our captain so it's always good to get him back in," coach John Tortorella said. "I think it strengthens us up the middle for sure. They'll have (Friday) off, we'll see how he feels but we're pointing towards Saturday, hopefully he can play."
Sedin has 46 points and said it has been difficult seeing Vancouver (34-32-11) go 1-2-1 without him with three straight defeats.
"Watching games from the sideline, it's not fun, especially in the tough stretch where we are so it's been tough," Sedin said.
Vancouver has scored four goals during this losing streak and has been outscored 12-4 in going 0-3-1 against Los Angeles this season. Five Kings have produced four points apiece in the season series.
One of them is Anze Kopitar, who totaled three goals and three assists in a four-game point streak that ended Thursday.
Coach Darryl Sutter may want to start Jonathan Quick, who has won five straight road starts and has allowed a total of two goals in winning all three starts against the Canucks this season. The wins over Vancouver have been at home, and Quick is 2-7-0 with a 2.43 goals-against average in nine career regular-season starts at Rogers Arena.
The other option is rookie Martin Jones, a North Vancouver native who has never faced the Canucks.
The Kings are one of the league's lowest-scoring teams with 2.41 goals per game while the Canucks are the West's worst at 2.34.
Vancouver's run of five straight postseason appearances is nearing an end, but its coach said he was still pleased with the team's approach.
"Every day they've come in and worked," Tortorella said. "Their attitude has been fantastic. They've come in and worked hard, they've been diligent in our meetings. I don't have one complaint about how our team has handled a tough situation."
Tortorella will likely start Eddie Lack, who has a 3.68 GAA during this losing streak. Lack started against the Kings once, making 19 saves and getting outdueled by Quick in a 1-0 road loss Jan. 13.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 11:44:06 PM EST|