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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Mark Lazerus: Kings rally from 2-0 third-period deficit to stun Hawks in OT

“The Hawks had been 42-0-0 when leading after two periods, dating all the way back to the start of the last season. The last team they coughed up such a lead and lost? Game 7 of the Western Conference final in 2014, against these same Kings.”

Mark Lazerus: Patrick Kane sets American record with 19-game point streak

“Kane scored a power-play goal in the first period Saturday night in Los Angeles to extend his streak to 19 games — breaking the record for American-born players.”

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Tracey Myers: Blackhawks end Circus Trip with bitter taste

“The Blackhawks didn’t end this trip exactly how they wanted. They got eight points out of a possible 12. But they were close to getting that ninth and finishing that much better. They just played too conservative with that lead which, against the Kings, hasn’t been safe in the past.”

Tracey Myers: Blackhawks: Patrick Kane sets NHL record

“Kane is now two games away from tying the franchise record for a point streak; Bobby Hull set his 21-game point streak from Dec. 5, 1971 to Jan. 23, 1972.”

Tracey Myers: Five Things: Blackhawks heading home with hats in hand

“You’re careful not to heap too much criticism on Seabrook, whose turnover led to Marian Gaborik’s tying goal with less than six minutes remaining in regulation. Seabrook has been great throughout this season and was a huge reason why the Blackhawks won on Friday – he had a three-point night with two primary assists and a second one.”

THE COMMITTED INDIAN

Slaky: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Suck: Kings 3, Blackhawks 2 (Kings win Jarts)

“It seemed like Quenneville tried to spread Toews out between the Kopitar line and the Carter line. The problem with that is obvious: Toews can battle the best of centers to a standstill at worst but that means others have to pick up the scoring.”

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adam_hess: Blackhawks vs. Kings recap 2015: Chicago falls in OT, 3-2

“However, Toews has been strapped with Andrew Shaw and Ryan Garbutt ever since, essentially making him little more than a fourth-line center who plays a lot. He’s been unable to drive play the way he wants and what plays he does attempt to make, his teammates are incapable of finishing. It’s time to get Toews and Hossa back together and make the Hawks’ top line a real NHL top line again.”

Brandon M. Cain: Patrick Kane sets longest point streak by an American-born player

“Kane now holds the longest point streak by an American-born player in NHL history, surpassing former Hawk and current TV commentator Eddie Olcyzk and Phil Kessel. It is the longest streak since the 2010-11 season, when Sidney Crosby reeled off a 25-game point streak.”

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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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