The view from Chicago - LA Kings Insider

Blackhawks Insider Tracey Myers has a recap and reactions from the home locker room as Chicago (12-0-3) approaches the NHL record of 16 games without a regulation loss to start the season, set by Anaheim in 2006-07. Brent Seabrook had five blocks, and Jonathan Toews weighed in on the one that made all the men in the sold-out crowd of 21,843 wince. “It hurts to look at your teammate and see how much pain they’re in when they block a shot like that. But it motivates you and gets you in the right frame of mind of what we need to do to win. When you have a teammate like that laying himself on the line, it inspires your teammates.”
Hawks hold off Kings, inch closer to record

Complete CSN Chicago Blackhawks coverage

Chris Kuc has the Chicago Tribune’s game story and a look at Patrick Sharp ending his 10-game goalless stretch. There’s also video of Seabrook talking about blocking shots.

Complete Chicago Tribune Blackhawks coverage

As of Sunday night, the Chicago Sun-Times doesn’t have a game story up. There also appears to be a paywall to read articles on the site. Meh. If you like looking at pictures and reading headlines, click here.

The Committed Indian is an excellent Blackhawks blog, and FifthFeather identifies a major factor from a dominant first period: wowzers, does Chicago have terrific depth. Marcus Kruger was excellent near the goal line in the opening 20 minutes, and his first two shifts of the game set the tone for a nightmarish Kings start that could have been worse if Jonathan Quick hadn’t made saves on one or two Grade-A scoring chances. The Blackhawks’ fourth line is playing as well as any fourth line in hockey. @RealFansProgram – the blog’s account – is a recommended follow on Twitter.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 2

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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.