(3) Los Angeles Kings (8-7) at (3) Chicago Blakhawks (9-4)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. PT
United Center, Chicago, IL
Referees: #8 Dave Jackson, #9 Dan O’Rourke
Linesmen: #55 Shane Heyer, #95 Jonny Murray
NBCSN, TSN, RDS, KEIB 1150 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2013-14 Playoffs: 15 GP (15 GS) / 8-7 record / 2.75 GAA / .912 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 65 (65) / 37-28 / 2.18 / .925 / 8
2013-14 Playoffs, Away: 9 (9) / 5-4 / 2.85 / .911 / 1

Chicago Projected Starting Goaltender – Corey Crawford
2013-14 Playoffs: 13 GP (13 GS) / 9-4 record / 1.90 GAA / .933 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 50 (49) / 30-19 / 2.01 / .927 / 3
2013-14 Playoffs, Home: 7 (7) / 7-0 / 1.25 / .957 / 1

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2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (5-14=19)
Goals: Marian Gaborik (9-6=15)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (5-14=19)
Plus/Minus: Anze Kopitar (+7; 5-14=19), Justin Williams (+7; 5-6=11)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (37; 0-3=3)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:20; 1-8=9)

2013-14 Chicago Leaders
Total Points: Marian Hossa (2-11=13)
Goals: Jonathan Toews (6-5=11), Patrick Kane(6-4=10), Bryan Bickell (6-3=9)
Assists: Marian Hossa (2-11=13)
Plus/Minus: Jonathan Toews (+6; 6-5=11), Patrick Kane (+6; 6-4=10), Duncan Keith (+6; 3-6=9)
Penalty Minutes: Brent Seabrook (17; 2-9=11)
Time On Ice: Duncan Keith (27:35; 3-6=9)

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 2 / 3.07; CHI – 6 / 2.92
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 2.67; CHI – 2 / 2.15
Power Play: LAK – 7 / 22.0%; CHI – 8 / 20.0%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 9 / 82.8%; CHI – 1 / 91.7%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-8 / 30.4; CHI – 13 / 26.5
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 7 / 29.9; CHI – 10 / 31.1
Faceoffs: LAK – t-2 / 52.6%; CHI – 9 / 51.1%
Save Percentage: LAK – 7 / .911; CHI – 1 / .931

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Kyle Clifford – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams
Dwight King – Mike Richards – Trevor Lewis

Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell – Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez – Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Martin Jones

Level of confidence of projected lines: B-. Will Matt Greene play tonight, or won’t he? During line rushes yesterday, Jeff Schultz skated with Slava Voynov, and Alec Martinez skated with Willie Mitchell. There wasn’t a full contingent of players on the ice today, but Greene took a rush or two with Martinez, and both Greene and Schultz left the ice at the same time. No other potential changes are expected in the lineup, though Robyn Regehr appears to be getting closer to skating.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 102-133 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a road mark of 45-79. The Kings are 2-9 all-time in the playoffs against Chicago (2-2 home, 0-7 road). … Los Angeles is 19-26 all-time in Game 2s. When winning a Game 2, the Kings have won 13 of 19 series. When losing a Game 2, they have won six of 26 series. Los Angeles is 1-1 in Game 2s this postseason (L @ SJ; W @ ANA) and 8-3 in Game 2s, dating back to 2010. … Anze Kopitar has points in 13 of 15 playoff games (5-14=19) and 16 of the last 18 games (9-15=24), dating back to the regular season. His 19 postseason points lead all skaters. … Marian Gaborik has 15 points (9-6=15) in the last 13 games. His nine postseason goals lead all skaters. … Tyler Toffoli has eight points (4-4=8), a plus-five rating and a 55.2% Corsi percentage in nine career regular season and playoff games against Chicago. … In the last 12 games, Jonathan Quick is 8-4 with a 2.02 goals-against average and .931 save percentage. Since the 2012 playoffs, he is 33-20 with a 1.92 GAA and .932 Sv% in the postseason. … Los Angeles is the first team to advance to Western Conference Final for three straight years since Detroit from 2007-09. … This series is the first Western Conference Final rematch since Colorado and Dallas met in the third round in 1999 and 2000. … This is the Kings’ league leading 53rd playoff game since 2012.

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Chicago Projected Lines

Bryan Bickell – Jonathan Toews – Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad – Michal Handzus – Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp – Peter Regin – Kris Versteeg
Brandon Bollig – Marcus Kruger – Ben Smith

Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya – Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy – Sheldon Brookbank

Corey Crawford
Antti Raanta

Notes and milestones: Andrew Shaw (lower body) will not play tonight. “He wanted to play today, but we felt it was in everybody’s best interest to shoot for Saturday,” Joel Quenneville said this morning. … Chicago has won six straight regular season and playoff games against Los Angeles, dating back to Game 4 of the 2013 Western Conference Final. Including playoff games, the Blackhawks are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings against the Kings. L.A.’s last win in the United Center was a 5-4 win on March 25, 2013. … Chicago is 7-0 at home in the postseason and 18-2 in the last 20 playoff home games. … Patrick Kane leads all active U.S.-born skaters with 35 playoff goals. He ranks tied for fourth all-time with four playoff overtime goals. … Jonathan Toews leads the NHL with four game-winning goals this postseason. His 10 career postseason game-winning goals are the most in Blackhawks history. … Marian Hossa ranks second amongst active players with 126 playoff points (45-81=165). … Joel Quenneville’s 97 career playoff wins rank fourth all time and lead all active coaches. He is 55-33 in the postseason with Chicago; his .625 postseason winning percentage is the best in franchise history. … Corey Crawford is 30-19 in the playoffs with a 2.01 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and three shutouts. His 30 playoff wins rank fourth all-time in club history.

Joel Quenneville, on whether the Kings are underrated offensively:

Patrick Sharp, on the Kings and Drew Doughty:

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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

Bio

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.

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