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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 past Blackhawks with two late goals in third period

“Toffoli got the puck in the high slot and fired a shot past Crawford, who was bumped by Jeff Carter (who had the Kings’ first two goals) in the process.”

CSNCHICAGO.COM

Tracey Myers: Blackhawks drop their lead three times in loss to Kings

“Once again the Blackhawks were in a tight game in the waning minutes. Once again they came away with zero points. It’s a trend that was showing up too much heading into the all-star break.”

Tracey Myers: Five things we learned from Blackhawks’ loss to Kings

“Corey Crawford was angry at the lack of goaltending interference call when Tyler Toffoli scored the game-tying goal. Hey, he had a beef. But it wasn’t called and the Blackhawks needed to regroup quickly.”

THE COMMITTED INDIAN

Sam Fels: Hang On Loosely: Hawks 3 – Kings 4

“I just wish more people around here would realize that Kopitar is pretty much his equal in every way. And since Toews scored twice in the 1st period of Game 3, Kopitar has basically been handling him.”

SB Nation – SECOND CITY HOCKEY

randyholt: Blackhawks blow multiple leads, fall late to Kings 4-3

“Don’t be surprised to see a Western Conference Finals rematch for a third consecutive year. If that’s the case, the Hawks are going to have to do something about their blue line if the result is going to be anything different than it was tonight.”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

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

Bio

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

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

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

Bio

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