March 11, 2012 2:15 pm

Scouting the Blackhawks

This is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks. It follows the Blackhawks’ 2-1 victory on Nov. 26 in Los Angeles, the Kings 2-0 victory on Dec. 28 in Chicago and the Kings’ 4-0 victory on Feb. 25 in Los Angeles. Special teams figure to be big if the Kings are to have a chance tonight. The Blackhawks rank in the bottom five in the league in both power-play and penalty-kill percentage. In the teams’ first three meetings this season, the Kings went a combined 2-for-9 on the power play and 12-for-12 on the penalty kill. Chicago will start Ray Emery in goal for a fifth consecutive game. Emery has supplanted Corey Crawford as the starter and has a 3-1-0 record in his last four starts. The Blackhawks are expected to be without captain Jonathan Toews, who is recovering from concussion symptoms and hopes to play Tuesday. The Blackhawks have won four of their last five games and are coming off a nice victory over the New York Rangers on Friday. For the latest on the Blackhawks, check out the coverage from the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and ESPNChicago.com, followed by the possible lineups for the Kings and the Blackhawks…

Chicago Tribune’s Blackhawks coverage

Chicago Sun-Times Blackhawks coverage

ESPNChicago.com’s Blackhawks coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dwight King-Mike Richards-Jeff Carter
Dustin Penner-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford-Colin Fraser-Brad Richardson

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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BLACKHAWKS LINEUP
Andrew Brunette-Patrick Kane-Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp-Marcus Kruger-Viktor Stalberg
Bryan Bickell-Dave Bolland-Andrew Shaw
Jimmy Hayes-Jamal Mayers-Brandon Bollig

Duncan Keith-Brent Seabrook
Nick Leddy-Johnny Oduya
Dylan Olsen-Niklas Hjalmarsson

Ray Emery
Corey Crawford

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