Game 62: Kings 4, Blackhawks 0 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

It’s the first game of the Jeff Carter era for the Kings. What will it bring? All the action is on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Emery.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 30-19 in the game, as Jonathan Quick recorded the shutout.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Crawford.
Kings 3, Blackhawks 0: Dustin Brown completed his third career hat trick with a shorthanded goal 4:56 into the period. Willie Mitchell made a nice play to poke the puck away in the neutral zone and pushed it toward Brown, who skated in alone and beat Crawford with a wrist. Brown recorded the first hat trick for a Kings player this season.
Kopitar out: Anze Kopitar had to leave the game 5:49 into the period after a nasty open-ice collision with Dave Bolland. Kopitar was on the ice for an extended period and left the ice with the help of trainer Chris Kingsley while holding a towel to his mouth. [UPDATE: Kopitar returned to the game approximately nine minutes into the period.]
Kings 4, Blackhawks 0: The Kings took a four-goal lead, and chased Crawford from the game, 6:49 into the period. After a faceoff win, Willie Mitchell took a slap shot from the left point, through traffic, and beat Crawford. Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll got assists. Ray Emery then replaced Crawford, who allowed four goals on 10 shots.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 14-9 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill, including a shorthanded goal.

Officials: Dean Morton, Chris Lee (referees); Vaughan Rody, Tim Nowak (linesmen).
Lineups: The Kings’ healthy scratches are Davis Drewiske, Brad Richardson and Kevin Westgarth.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford.
Kings 1, Blackhawks 0: The Kings, after a handful of excellent scoring chances early, took the lead with a power-play goal with 9:12 remaining in the period. Jarret Stoll went on an end-to-end rush, then dropped a pass for Dustin Brown after he crossed the Chicago blue line. Brown cut toward the front of the net and ripped a shot to the far corner, past Crawford.
Kings 2, Blackhawks 0: A second power-play goal by Brown gave the Kings a two-goal lead with 2:12 remaining in the second period. Jarret Stoll won an offensive-zone faceoff back to Alec Martinez, who quickly shot from the point. Crawford made the save, but Brown beat Brent Seabrook to the front of the net and knocked the rebound into the net.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 7-6 in the period. The Kings went 2-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Blackhawks will be on the power play for the first 1:04 of the second period.

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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.