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Monday, May 19, 2014
By the numbers: Hawks-Kings, Game 1

By Scott Powers

CHICAGO -- Here's a look by the numbers at the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals:

• Kings forward Anze Kopitar was held without a point for the second time in 15 playoff games this season. Blackhawks forwards Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa and defensemen Niklas Hjlamarsson and Johnny Oduya were all on the ice with Kopitar for 10-plus minutes, according to extraskater.com.

• Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 25-of-26 shots. He has 260 saves on 272 shots for a .956 save percentage in the Blackhawks' nine playoff wins this season.

• Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on 20 shots. He's allowed 28 total goals in the Kings' seven playoff losses and 11 total goals in their eight wins.

• Kings defenseman Drew Doughty played a game-high 26:20. He's averaging 27:20 in the playoffs.

• Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook had a team-high 23:33 of ice time. It was the second time in the playoffs Duncan Keith didn't lead the Blackhawks in ice time.

• Hjalmarsson had four blocked shots and leads the NHL with 42 in the playoffs. He's averaging 3.2 blocks a game.

• The Blackhawks won their seventh consecutive home playoff game this season. They have an eight-game home winning streak dating back to last season and have a 18-2 record at home in the playoffs in the past two seasons.

• The Blackhawks killed off both of the Kings' power plays. The Blackhawks have killed off 44-of-48 power plays for a league-best 91.7 percentage in the playoffs.

• The Blackhawks scored on 1-of-2 power plays. They have scored a power-play goal and had a perfect penalty kill in five playoff games this season.

• The Blackhawks had three players with a Corsi better than 50 percent, according to extraskater.com. Bryan Bickell led the Blackhawks with a 60 Corsi percentage (the Blackhawks had 15 shots for and 10 against with him on the ice in 5-on-5 situations). Toews (54.8 Corsi) and Johnny Oduya (54.8) were the two other players. Keith (30.8), Michal Handzus (31.6) and Patrick Sharp (31.8) had the lowest percentages.

• The Kings had 14 players with a Corsi better than 50 percent. Jeff Schultz led all players with a 81.5 Corsi percentage (22 shots for, five against). Jake Muzzin had a team-low 41.9 Corsi percentage.

• Kings forward Jeff Carter had a game-high six shots on net. Toews and Hossa each had a team-high three shots on net.

• The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 17-6 on net in the second period. The Blackhawks outshot the Kings 14-9 in the two other periods. The Blackhawks were outshot 73-51 in the second period and 90-87 in the first and second periods combined against the Minnesota Wild in the second round.

• Hossa had two assists. He has 11 points in the last seven games and 13 points in the playoffs.

• The Blackhawks and Kings split the game's 62 faceoffs equally. Jarret Stoll (10-of-13) and Mike Richards (10-of-19) led the Kings in faceoffs, and Toews (11-of-18) and Michal Handzus (12-of-20) led the Blackhawks.

• The Blackhawks' fourth line of Brandon Bollig, Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith didn't have an offensive zone start. Kings forward Marian Gaborik and Kopitar each had a game-high nine offensive starts.