Game 69: Kings 3, Blackhawks 2 (FINAL, SO) - LA Kings Insider

The four-game, Central Division road trip comes to an end tonight, and the Kings desperately need a victory. The Kings take on the Chicago Blackhawks, with all the action on NBC Sports Network 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 1-0 in overtime. Total shots were 37-29 in favor of the Blackhawks.

Kings: Williams, save.
Blackhawks: Kane, save.

Kings: Carter, wide.
Blackhawks: Sharp, save.

Kings: Brown, save.
Blackhawks: Hossa, wide.

Kings: Stoll, wide.
Blackhawks: Stalberg, save.

Kings: Kopitar, save.
Blackhawks: Shaw, save.

Kings: Richards, GOAL.
Blackhawks: Kruger, poke.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Emery.
Penalty shot saved: The Blackhawks had a penalty-shot attempt 6:28 into the period, after Rob Scuderi pulled down Viktor Stalberg on a breakaway, but Quick made the save.
Kings 2, Blackhawks 2: Just over a minute after their failed penalty-shot attempt, the Blackhawks tied the game 7:36 into period. Marian Hossa walked out of the corner and took the puck to the net. Quick made the initial stop but couldn’t cover the puck with heavy traffic in front. Patrick Kane crashed the net and poked the puck over the line. Brent Seabrook also got an assist.
End of period: The Blackhawks outshot the Kings 16-7 in the period. The Kings had the period’s only power play, in the final three minutes, and could not score.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Emery.
Kings 1, Blackhawks 1: With the Blackhawks pressuring throughout the period, the Kings killed off a penalty but then allowed the game-tying goal with 7:23 remaining. Matt Greene lunged in an attempt to knock away the puck, and then Drew Doughty fell into Quick in an attempt to break up the play. That left Patrick Sharp for a close-range shot, that Doughty managed to deflect away, but Marcus Kruger was all alone in front to score through the bodies in front of the net. Viktor Stalberg also got an assist.
Kings 2, Blackhawks 1: The Kings regained the lead with 2:35 remaining in the period. Dwight King and Mike Richards did some nice physical work behind the Chicago net to free up the puck. King held the puck and centered it to Jeff Carter, who scored on a one-timer from close range. Carter’s goal was the 200th of his career.
End of period: The Blackhawks outshot the Kings 10-4 in the period. The Kings went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and did not have a power play.

Officials: Eric Furlatt, Dan O’Halloran (referees); Pierre Champoux, Vaughan Rody (linesmen).
Lineups: Davis Drewiske, Brad Richardson and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ healthy scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Blackhawks’ Ray Emery.
Kings 1, Blackhawks 0: After a mad scramble in front of the Kings’ net, and a couple brilliant stops by Quick, the Kings scored on a 4-on-1 break at the other end. Justin Williams slowed down on the right side and dropped a pass for Slava Voynov, who steadied the puck on his stick in the slot and beat Emery with a wrist shot. Dustin Brown also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 17-11 in the period. The Kings went 1-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 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.