(3) Los Angeles Kings (11-8) vs (3) Chicago Blackhawks (10-7)
Friday, May 30, 2014, 6:00 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #8 Dave Jackson, #9 Dan O’Rourke
Linesmen: #55 Shane Heyer, #95 Jonny Murray
NBCSN, CBC, RDS, KEIB 1150 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2013-14 Playoffs: 19 GP (19 GS) /11-8 record / 2.75 GAA / .909 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 69 (69) / 40-29 / 2.22 / .924 / 8
2013-14 Playoffs, Home: 8 (8) / 5-3 / 2.57 / .910 / 0

Chicago Projected Starting Goaltender – Corey Crawford
2013-14 Playoffs: 17 GP (17 GS) / 10-7 record / 2.38 GAA / .917 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 54 (53) / 31-22 / 2.15 / .922 / 3
2013-14 Playoffs, Away: 8 (8) / 2-6 / 2.91 / .895 / 0

Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Four

2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (5-18=23)
Goals: Marian Gaborik (11-7=18)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (5-18=23)
Plus/Minus: Tanner Pearson (+11; 4-8=12)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (37; 0-3=3)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:50; 3-11=14)

2013-14 Chicago Leaders
Total Points: Jonathan Toews (8-7=15), Patrick Kane (6-9=15)
Goals: Jonathan Toews (8-7=15)
Assists: Marian Hossa (2-12=14)
Plus/Minus: Brandon Saad (+9; 5-8=13)
Penalty Minutes: Brent Seabrook (17; 3-9=12)
Time On Ice: Duncan Keith (27:43; 3-7=10)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 1 / 3.42; CHI – 6 / 2.94
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 7 / 2.74; CHI – 8 / 2.76
Power Play: LAK – 5 / 25.4%; CHI – 8 / 18.0%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 9 / 83.6%; CHI – 4 / 85.2%
Shots/Game: LAK – 6 / 30.7; CHI – 12 / 27.4
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 7 / 30.0; CHI – 10 / 31.3
Faceoffs: LAK – t-1 / 53.4%; CHI – 10 / 49.4%
Save Percentage: LAK – 8 / .909; CHI – t-6 / .912

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Los Angeles Projected Lineup

Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams
Kyle Clifford – Mike Richards – 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 participated fully at the morning skate but said that he is “not ready yet.” Expect the Kings to utilize the same lines and pairings as Game 5 in Chicago.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 105-134 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a home mark of 59-54 at home. The Kings are 5-10 all-time against the Blackhawks in the playoffs (4-2 home, 1-8 road). … Los Angeles is 8-1 in series in which they held a three-two lead. The Kings have won all four series in which they at one point held a three-one lead. The last time Los Angeles held a three-one lead in a series was against New Jersey in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. In that series, they lost Game 5 on the road before returning home to win Game 6. … The Kings are 15-7 all-time and 2-0 this postseason in Game 6. … Since dropping the first three games of the San Jose series Los Angeles has gone 11-5, outscoring opponents 57-35 over that span. … The Kings lead all NHL teams with an average of 3.42 goals per game in the postseason. … Los Angeles is 24-27 all-time in playoff overtime. … Anze Kopitar leads all playoff scorers with 23 points (5-18=23). Only Wayne Gretzky (1993 / 40 points) and Tomas Sandstrom (1993 / 25 points) have recorded more points in a single postseason in franchise history. … With 57 points (18-39=57), Kopitar is in fourth place in the all-time franchise scoring registry. He trails third place Dave Taylor (26-33=59) by two points. Taylor played 92 playoff games with the Kings; Kopitar will play his 64th career playoff game tonight. … Jeff Carter has points in six straight games (5-7=12) and nine points (4-5=9) in his last four games. … Tanner Pearson has points in six straight games (3-4=7) to tie the longest playoff point streak by a rookie in Kings history. Daryl Evans (1982) and Warren Rychel (1993) also recorded points in six straight games. … Tyler Toffoli has 11 points (6-5=11), a plus-nine rating and a 55.8% Corsi percentage (154 CF; 122 CA) in 13 career regular season and playoff games against Chicago. … Marian Gaborik leads all postseason scorers with a career-high 11 goals. The 11 goals trail Wayne Gretzky (15 / 1993) and Luc Robitaille (12 / 1991) for the most in a single playoff season in franchise history.

Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Four

Chicago Projected Lineup

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

Duncan Keith – Nicklas Hjalmarsson
Johnny Oduya – Michal Roszival
Nick Leddy – Brent Seabrook

Corey Crawford
Antti Raanta

Notes and milestones: Chicago is 10-1 in Game 6s since 2009, a record that includes a 7-0 mark on the road. … Patrick Kane has 49 points (22-27=49) in 44 games between Game 4-7 of a playoff series. … Jonathan Toews has a three game point streak (2-2=4). … Duncan Keith leads all NHL defensemen with 42 assists since the 2009 playoffs. … Bryan Bickell ranks third in playoff goals since the 2011 post-season (Jeff Carter = 23; David Krejci = 22).

Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Four

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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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