By the numbers: Hawks-Kings (Game 4)

May, 27, 2014
Powers By Scott Powers
LOS ANGELES -- Here's a look by the numbers at the Los Angeles Kings' 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals:

• Kings forward Jarret Stoll won 16-of-24 faceoffs and 56-of-87 for a 64.4 winning percentage in the series.

• The Kings scored two power-play goals and have five over the past three games. The Blackhawks had allowed a total of four power-play goals in their previous 13 playoff games this season. The Kings are 16-of-60 for a 26.7 power-play percentage in the playoffs. The Blackhawks dropped to an 84.5 penalty-killing percentage (49-of-58) in the playoffs.

• The Kings scored three goals on their first six shots. The Kings have scored 14 goals on 84 shots for a 16.7 shooting percentage in the last three games.

• Kings forward Tanner Pearson was a plus-1. He is a plus-6 for the series and an NHL-best plus-10 for the playoffs.

• Kings forward Jeff Carter had an assist. He has a series-high nine points on four goals and five assists.

• The Blackhawks had 24 shots on goal and are averaging 26.2 in the playoffs. They averaged 33.1 shots on goal in the regular season.

• Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford allowed four goals on 20 shots. He's allowed 13 goals in the past three games. He has an .869 save percentage (185-of-213) in the Blackhawks' seven playoff losses. He's made 260 saves on 272 shots for a .956 save percentage in their nine wins.

• Kings defenseman Drew Doughty played a game-high 23:55. King forward Kyle Clifford played a team-low 8:39. Duncan Keith led the Blackhawks with 22:20 of ice time. Blackhawks forward Michal Handzus played a game-low 4:28, which included 2:52 of even-strength ice time.

• Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane recorded his first point in the series with an assist. He had 10 points in the first two series.

• The Kings are on a three-game winning streak. They have had four winning streaks of four or more games this season. Their last one came during the first round against the San Jose Sharks.

• Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson blocked five shots and has an NHL-best 49 in the playoffs.

• The Kings had four players with a Corsi percentage of better than 50 percentage, according to Matt Greene led the Kings with a 57.9 percentage (the Kings had 11 shots for and eight against with him on the ice in 5-on-5 situations). Trevor Lewis had a team-low 14.3 percentage (two shots for, 12 against).

• Blackhawks had 17-of-18 players finish with a Corsi percentage of better than 50 percent. Ben Smith had a team-high 75 percentage (15 shots for and five against). Peter Regin had a team-low 45 percentage (nine shots for, 11 against).

• Kings forward Marian Gaborik scored his 10th goal of the playoffs, tops in the NHL. It's also a new playoff high for him. His previous high was nine playoff goals in 2003.

• The Kings didn't allow a power-play goal and were leading after two periods. They improved to 8-0 when not allowing a power-play goal and 8-0 when leading after two periods.

• Kings forward Anze Kopitar had two assists. He leads the NHL with 22 points in the playoffs and has registered points in 15 of 18 playoff games this season.

• Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick stopped 22-of-24 shots. He has made 314 saves on 332 shots for a .946 save percentage in his team's 11 playoff wins this season. He's had a .849 save percentage (157-of-185 shots) in its seven losses.

• The Blackhawks are on a three-game losing streak. They had just one losing streak longer than three games during the regular season. They lost four consecutive games in late January.
Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.



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Patrick Kane
64 27 37 10
GoalsP. Kane 27
AssistsP. Kane 37
+/-J. Toews 23
GAAC. Crawford 2.29