Game 37: Kings 2, Blackhawks 0 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

How will the Kings fare, under the watchful eyes of their fathers? It’s the Kings against the Chicago Blackhawks, with all the action on Fox Sports West and 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game action here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Crawford.
Kings 2, Blackhawks 0: The Kings took a two-goal lead 1:16 into the third period. Drew Doughty skated in and took a shot from the right circle. Justin Williams whacked at a rebound and nearly scored, and then Jarret Stoll skated in and knocked the loose puck past Crawford from close range.
End of game: Shots were even, 38-38, and Jonathan Quick recorded his fifth shutout of the season.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Crawford.
Kings 1, Blackhawks 0: Some gritty net-front play by the Kings’ fourth line led to the game’s first goal. Both Colin Fraser and Kyle Clifford crashed the net and nearly tipped the puck past Corey Crawford, who ended up face down on the ice trying to cover the puck. Before he could, Trent Hunter went to the net and knocked the puck into the net with 7:53 remaining in the second period.
Penalty shot saved: Mike Richards had a penalty shot, with 3:22 remaining in the second period, but Crawford made the save on Richards’ backhand attempt. Richards was pulled down by Jonathan Toews, who had lost his stick before Richards started in on a breakaway. Richards is 0-for-2 on penalty shots this season and 0-for-2 in post-regulation shootout attempts.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 15-10 and had an excellent all-around period. The Kings went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and did not have a power play. Crawford made two point-blank saves in the first half of the period, then stopped Richards’ penalty shot.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford.
Lineup change: In a bit of a surprise, Trent Hunter will play for the Kings, in place of Kevin Westgarth. Davis Drewiske and Alec Martinez are the other scratches.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 13-10, but in no way did that reflect the way the period went. The Blackhawks dominated. The Kings had six minutes of power-play time early — including a Chicago double-minor — but had little offensive pressure. The Blackhawks were fast and aggressive, and only Jonathan Quick’s strong effort kept Chicago off the scoreboard. The Kings went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.