GTD – Kings @ Flames – 7:30 – SNet-W(HD)

March 28th, 2012 | Posted in Game Takes
By: Mike Fawcett

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37-27-12

86 points – 9th in the West

VS

35-27-15

85 points – 11th in the West


Team Stat Comparison
Los Angeles Category Calgary
21-14-4 Home/Road Record 21-10-6
6-4-0 Last 10 5-2-3
Lost 2 Streak Won 1
175 Goals 191
165 Goals Against 212
15.6% 23rd PP% 18.1% 13th
41 PP Goals 44
2 SH Goals Against 5
87.8% 4th PK% 83.7% 9th
33 PP Goals Allowed 41
8 SH Goals 3
842 PIM 823
51.2% 8th Face Off % 45.8% 30th

 

Goaltenders
Los Angeles
Name Games Played Wins Goals Against GAA Shutouts Saves Save %
Jonathan Quick 64 32 124 1.96 8 1633 0.929
Jonathan Bernier 15 5 32 2.33 1 328 0.911
Calgary
Name Games Played Wins Goals Against GAA Shutouts Saves Save %
Miikka Kipprusoff 67 34 155 2.35 4 1799 0.921
Leland Irving 7 1 21 3.20 0 218 0.912
Henrik Karlsson 7 0 19 3.45 0 161 0.894

 

Team Leaders
Los Angeles Category Calgary
Anze Kopitar 65 Points Jarome Iginla 64
Anze Kopitar 24 Goals Jarome Iginla 31
Anze Kopitar 41 Assists Olli Jokinen 37
Willie Mitchell +14 +/- Alex Tanguay +10
Kyle Clifford 113 PIM Tim Jackman 88
Dustin Brown 6 Game Winning Goals Iginla & Jokinen 5
Justin Williams 222 Shots Jarome Iginla 245
Dustin Brown 276 Hits Tim Jackman 151
Willie Mitchell 127 Blocked Shots Scott Hannan 123
Anze Kopitar 97 Missed Shots Jarome Iginla 94

 

Injuries
Los Angeles
Simon Gagne LW 12/27/2011 is on injured reserve and is out indefinitely IR concussion
Scott Parse LW 11/09/2011 is on injured reserve and is expected to miss the remainder of the season IR hip surgery
Calgary
Mikael Backlund C 02/12/2012 is on injured reserve IR left arm
TJ Brodie D 03/10/2012 is out indefinitely Out upper body
Cory Sarich D 03/28/2012 is doubtful for Wednesday’s game against Los Angeles Doubtful upper body
Derek Smith D 03/28/2012 is questionable for Wednesday’s game against Los Angeles Questionable upper body

 

Matchup
Los Angeles
Kings are 8-1 in their last 9 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Kings are 9-2 in their last 11 Wednesday games.
Kings are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
Kings are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Northwest.
Calgary
Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.v
Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
Flames are 16-6 in the last 22 meetings.

 

Past 10 Meetings
Visitor Category Home
02-18-12 Calgary 1 Los Angeles 0
01-19-12 Calgary 2 Los Angeles 1 (SO)
01-14-12 Los Angeles 4 Calgary 1
03-21-11 Calgary 1 Los Angeles 2 (SO)
02-05-11 Los Angeles 4 Calgary 3 (SO)
12-09-10 Calgary 1 Los Angeles 2
10-10-10 Los Angeles 1 Calgary 3
12-30-09 Los Angeles 1 Calgary 2
12-17-09 Los Angeles 1 Calgary 2
12-07-09 Calgary 1 Los Angeles 2

 

HD’s Gut Feeling
Kiprusoff has reigned over the Kings in his career, turning aside all 28 shots in a 1-0 win on Feb. 18 to run his record to 19-8-3. We REALLY need Kipper to continue that trend. With both teams sitting so close to 8th this game goes a long way to determining the post season picture. Throw all clich├ęs out the window.4-1 Flames – Iginla, Cammalleri (X2) & Giordano

 

Projected Lines
Alex Tanguay Mike Cammalleri Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen David Moss
Lee Stempniak Matt Stajan Blake Comeau
Tom Kostopoulos Blair Jones Tim Jackman
Projected Pairings
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan
Anton Babchuk Clay Wilson
Projected Starting Goaltender
Miikka Kiprusoff

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