The Committed Indian

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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... Read More
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The view from Chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Chris Kuc: Blackhawks back in Central chase with 2 big wins in a row "The Hawks are certainly happy with their reversal of fortune in the Central. What seemed like a lost cause in the race for the division title has again turned into a dogfight." CHICAGO SUN-TIMES Mark La... Read More
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE Chris Kuc: Frustration follows Blackhawks' 4-3 loss to Kings "Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp each had a goal and an assist and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Hawks but Crawford couldn’t hold three leads and suffered the loss. " CHICAGO SUN-TIMES Mark Lazerus: Kings rally... Read More
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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 c... Read More
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE Chris Kuc: Blackhawks force a Game 7 at the United Center The triumph was the Hawks' second consecutive in the series when facing elimination and tied the best-of-seven slate at 3-3 with Game 7 scheduled for Sunday night at the United Center. Shannon Ryan: Corey Crawford bac... Read More
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June 17: Monday morning links

-Andrew Gastelum catches up with Danny Zollars to reveal how the Los Angeles Kings game presentation is executed. “During games, a DJ sits next to Zollars in tight quarters with an organ keyboard and turntables in front of him, prodding Kings fans. And below the keyboard lies the switch to the goal ... Read More
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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