June 1 postgame notes
-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 106-135 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes an away mark of 47-80. The Kings improved to 6-11 all-time against the Blackhawks in the playoffs (4-3 home, 2-8 road).
-Los Angeles is 7-4 all-time and 3-0 this postseason in Game 7s. The Kings are 4-0 in Game 7s over the last two postseasons. Darryl Sutter is 7-3 in Game 7s, while Justin Williams, Marian Gaborik and Mike Richards improved to 7-0 in Game 7s.
-Justin Williams has 14 points (7-7=14) in seven Game 7s. With two points tonight, he became the NHL’s all-time Game 7 points leader, passing Doug Gilmour (13), Wayne Gretzky (12), Mark Messier (12) and Trevor Linden (12).
-Los Angeles will advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in team history. In 1993 they lost in five games to Montreal, and in 2012 they defeated New Jersey in six games.
-The Kings are 7-0 when facing elimination this postseason.
-Los Angeles is 25-27 all-time in playoff overtime (11-11 home, 14-16 road). This was the first Game 7 overtime in franchise history.
-The Kings became the first team in NHL history to win three Game 7s to reach the Stanley Cup. They were the third team in NHL history to play the maximum 21 games through three rounds, joining 1992-93 Toronto and 2001-02 Colorado. Los Angeles played both of those teams in the playoffs, defeating Toronto and losing to Colorado.
-The Kings have scored in 15 of the last 17 regulation periods.
-Dating back to 2012, Los Angeles is now 9-1 in their last 10 playoff series.
-The Kings will have home ice advantage in a series for only the second time since 1992 (23 series).
-Los Angeles has played 59 playoff games since 2012, the most in the NHL.
-The Kings lead all NHL teams with an average of 3.48 goals per game in the postseason.
– With 24 points (5-19=24), Anze Kopitar trails Wayne Gretzky’s 40 points and Tomas Sandstrom’s 25 points in 1993 on the list of the highest scoring postseasons in Kings history.
-Marian Gaborik leads the Kings with 12 playoff goals. Only Wayne Gretzky (15 goals in 1993) has scored more goals in a single postseason in Kings history. Gaborik has 19 points (12-7=19) in the last 19 games.
-Tyler Toffoli has 13 points (7-6=13), a plus-eight rating and a 57.3% Corsi percentage (188 CF; 140 CA) in 15 career regular season and playoff games against Chicago.
-Jeff Carter has 13 points (6-7=13) in the last eight games.
-Dustin Brown finished with a game-high eight shots on goal and 13 shot attempts.
-Matt Greene finished with a game-high six hits. The Kings out-hit the Blackhawks 43-28.
-Ben Smith finished with a game-high six blocked shots. Chicago out-blocked Los Angeles 23-12.
-The Kings attempted 71 shots (32 on net, 23 blocked, 16 missed). The Blackhawks attempted 57 shots (41 on net, 12 blocked, 4 missed).
-Los Angeles won 36-of-76 faceoffs (47%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 3-of-7 Anze Kopitar won 16-of-28, Jarret Stoll won 10-of-19, and Jeff Carter won 7-of-22.
Monday, June 2 is a day off for the Kings.