Blackhawks Game Six Notes For Friday @ LA
* The Blackhawks defeated the Kings 5-4 in double overtime on Wednesday to extend the series, their fourth straight win when facing elimination dating back to last year’s postseason. Dating back to the 2010-11 postseason, Chicago is 8-2 (.800) over their last 10 postseason games when facing elimination.
* The Kings have won each of their last four Game 6s at home, and are 13-3 (.813) all-time in Game 6 at home in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In addition, the Kings have won each of their two potential series-clinching games at home this postseason, and overall have won three straight potential series-clinching games at home.
* The Kings have averaged 3.42 goals per game this postseason, on pace to be their highest in a postseason since averaging 3.88 goals per game in the 1992-93 postseason.
* Patrick Kane had a postseason career-high four points in the Blackhawks’ victory over the Kings on Wednesday, assisting on four of Chicago’s five goals. However, Kane has just four points (two goals, two assists) in eight road games this postseason, compared to 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in nine home games.
* Drew Doughty led all skaters on Wednesday with 39:04 on the ice, his highest career ice-time in both the regular season and postseason. Doughty, who failed to record a point Wednesday despite nine shots on goal, has four multi-point games at home this postseason, the most at home by a defenseman since Nicklas Lidstrom had four for the Red Wings in the 2006-07 postseason.
* Corey Crawford is 1-3 with a 3.07 GAA in four career postseason games against the Kings in Los Angeles. However, Crawford, the loser of the first two games in Los Angeles this series, has never lost three straight road postseason games.