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CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chris Kuc: Blackhawks end road trip on high note

“The Hawks wrapped up their annual circus trip with another top-notch effort during a 4-1 victory over the Kings on Saturday night at Staples Center.”

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks knock off champion Kings to close out circus trip

“Well, Saturday night’s 4-1 victory over the Kings didn’t change the past, didn’t retroactively put the Hawks in last spring’s Stanley Cup Final. But it was a big win, and an impressive one, all the same.”

Mark Lazerus: Dominant circus trip establishes Blackhawks among best in West

“The Hawks went 5-1 on the circus trip, handily beating the conference-leading Ducks and the champion Kings in a 32-hour span over the weekend to cap it off.”

CSNCHICAGO.COM

Tracey Myers: Blackhawks blow out Kings, end Circus Road Trip with 5-1 record

“They made the most of scoring opportunities. Their penalty kill was strong. They shut down the Kings in the third period, allowing them just four shots on Crawford.”

THE COMMITTED INDIAN

Sam Fels: Big Gun, #1: Hawks 4 – Kings 1

“Whether we call them Kreeger, KRS-One, The Conjuring, or whatever else, this Versteeg-Richards-Kane line has been… cartoonish. Once again they were all above 60% in Corsi-percentage with the score close, and they had shifts where it looked like the high schoolers in the playground playing with the grade schoolers”

SB Nation – SECOND CITY HOCKEY

Satchel Price: Blackhawks vs. Kings final score: Brad Richards scores twice in 4-1 smackdown

“We had not really seen a single group of forwards build rhythm this season due to the ongoing changes to the lines, but with this one, it appears the team has found some reliable offensive production.”

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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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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