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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
By the numbers: Hawks-Kings (Game 4)

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 extraskater.com. 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.