(3) Los Angeles Kings (10-7) vs (3) Chicago Blackhawks (9-6)
Monday, May 26, 2014, 6:00 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #13 Dan O’Halloran, #4 Wes McCauley
Linesmen: #75 Derek Arnell, #71 Brad Kovachik
NBCSN, TSN, RDS, KEIB 1150 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2013-14 Playoffs: 17 GP (17 GS) / 10-7 record / 2.72 GAA / .911 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 67 (67) / 39-28 / 2.19 / .924 / 8
2013-14 Playoffs, Home: 7 (7) / 4-3 / 2.65 / .909 / 0

Chicago Projected Starting Goaltender – Corey Crawford
2013-14 Playoffs: 15 GP (15 GS) / 9-6 record / 2.23 GAA / .923 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 52 (51) / 30-21 / 2.10 / .924 / 3
2013-14 Playoffs, Away: 7 (7) / 2-5 / 2.76 / .903 / 0

Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (5-15=20)
Goals: Marian Gaborik (9-6=15)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (5-15=20)
Plus/Minus: Tanner Pearson (+9; 2-8=10)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (37; 0-3=3)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:25; 2-10=12)

2013-14 Chicago Leaders
Total Points: Marian Hossa (2-12=14)
Goals: Jonathan Toews (8-5=13)
Assists: Marian Hossa (2-12=14)
Plus/Minus: Four players tied with +5 rating
Penalty Minutes: Brent Seabrook (17; 2-9=11)
Time On Ice: Duncan Keith (27:25; 3-7=10)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 1 / 3.29; CHI – 6 / 2.87
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 2.65; CHI – 3 / 2.53
Power Play: LAK – 5 / 24.6%; CHI – 8 / 18.6%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 9 / 83.3%; CHI – 2 / 87.3%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-6 / 30.5; CHI – 13 / 26.4
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 6 / 29.5; CHI – 10 / 31.1
Faceoffs: LAK – 2 / 53.1%; CHI – 9 / 50.0%
Save Percentage: LAK – 8 / .910; CHI – 3 / .919

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

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

Jonathan Quick
Martin Jones

Level of confidence in projected lines: A-. Robyn Regehr has resumed skating, though there remains no timetable for his return. Expect Colin Fraser and Jeff Schultz to take warm-ups with the team as they did prior to Game 3. As always, this is the playoffs, and unforeseen changes are always a possibility.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 104-133 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a home mark of 58-54. The Kings are 4-9 all-time against the Blackhawks in the playoffs (3-2 home, 1-7 road). … Los Angeles is 11-28 all-time and 1-1 this postseason in Game 4s. When winning Game 4, the Kings have won 8 of 11 series. When losing Game 4, they have won nine of 28 series. … When holding a 2-1 best-of-seven series lead, Los Angeles has won five of eight series. … The Kings are 14-for-53 (26.4%) on the power play in the last 15 games, dating back to Game 3 versus San Jose. … Since dropping the first three games of the San Jose series the Kings have gone 10-4, outscoring their opponents 48-28 over that span. … The Kings lead all NHL teams with an average of 3.29 goals per game in the postseason. Anze Kopitar leads all scorers with 20 points (5-15=20), while Jeff Carter (8-11=19) ranks second with 19 points. … Carter has points in four straight games (5-5=10) and seven points in the last two games (4-3=7). … Tanner Pearson has points in four straight games (1-4=5). … Tyler Toffoli has points in four straight games (3-1=4). He has 10 points (6-4=10), a plus-eight rating and a 54.8% Corsi percentage (119 CF; 98 CA) in 11 career regular season and playoff games against Chicago. … Justin Williams has 13 points (6-7=13) in the last 14 games. … Los Angeles is 13-4 in the last 17 playoff games at Staples Center, dating back to June 11, 2012. … Tonight will mark that Kings’ 116th consecutive sellout dating back to December 3, 2011.

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Chicago Projected Lines

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

Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya – Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy – Michal Rozsival

Corey Crawford
Antti Raanta

Notes and milestones: Chicago did not hold a morning skate today, so bear with some variances in the projected lines. … Since 2010, the Blackhawks are 19-20 in Games 1-3 and 27-7 in Games 4-7 of playoff series. … Jonathan Toews is tied with Jeff Carter for second place in NHL postseason goal scoring with eight goals. Marian Gaborik leads all skaters with nine. … Since the 2009 postseason, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp have scored an NHL-high 35 playoff goals. … Chicago has one power play goal in its last 21 opportunities. … The Blackhawks have outscored opponents 14-8 in first periods but have been outscored 30-29 throughout the second period, third period and overtime. … Chicago has outshot opponents 126-122 in the first period but has been outshot 345-270 throughout the second period, third period and overtime.

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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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