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Quick's got himself a sick run going

5/26/2014

Western Conference Finals – Game 4

Blackhawks at Kings, 9 ET (Kings lead series, 2-1)

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has won 35 games over the last three postseasons. The Elias Sports Bureau tells us only five goalies in history have won more postseason games over a three-year span: Billy Smith (44, 1980 to 1982 postseasons), Ed Belfour (40, 1998–2000), Patrick Roy (38, 2000–2002), Marc-Andre Fleury (37, 2008–2010) and Ken Dryden (36, 1977–79).

* Kings: have lost Game 4 of conference finals at home each of last 2 years (2012 to Phoenix, 2013 to Chicago)

* Kings: 5-1 in last 6 games (lone loss: Game 1 of this series); outscored opponents 19-11 during span

* Jeff Carter (LA): 8 points (4 G, 4 A) in 1st 3 games of series; had 7 points (2 G, 5 A) in 11 career playoff games vs Chicago entering series

* Marian Gaborik (LA): leads 2014 postseason in goals (9) (ties career-high set with Minnesota in 2003) – 0 goals in 3 games in this series; trying to become 3rd Kings player with at least 10 goals in a playoff year (Wayne Gretzky 1993 [15] & Luc Robitaille 1991 [12])

* Jonathan Quick (LA): 2-1, 2.72 GAA, .889 save pct (8 GA on 72 SA in 177 minutes) in this series; 1-4, 2.80 GAA, .897 save pct in 2013 conference finals vs Chicago

* Blackhawks: have lost 2 straight games for 3rd time in 2014 playoffs (lost Games 1 & 2 in first round vs St. Louis and lost Games 3 & 4 in second round vs Minnesota); last 3-game losing streak in a single postseason: Games 2-4 in 2013 conference semis vs Detroit (went on to win series in 7 games)

* Blackhawks: 1-21 (4.8 pct) on power play on road this postseason - lone power-play goal on road came in Game 1 of first round at St. Louis (7-22 31.8 pct on power play at home)

* Jonathan Toews (CHI): 3 goals in 3 games in this series; had 0 goals in 5 career playoff games vs Los Angeles entering series

* Corey Crawford (CHI): 2-5, 2.76 GAA, .903 save pct (22 GA on 227 SA in 478 mins) on road in 2014 postseason (7-1, 1.71 GAA, .941 save pct at home)