The Ducks defeated the Blackhawks 4-0 on Thursday night at Honda Center. Chicago is now 11-6-3 against the Pacific Division during the 2016-17 campaign. Corey Crawford stopped 22 shots and is now 32-18-3 this season.
Chicago owns a 93-76-17-5 all-time record against the Kings, including a 43-40-8-3 mark on the road. Tonight's contest concludes the three-game regular-season series between the clubs and marks the Blackhawks' final game of the 2016-17 regular season. Jonathan Toews (1G, 1A), Marian Hossa (1G, 1A) and Artemi Panarin (2) share the team lead with two points each against the Kings this year. Patrick Kane recorded his 259th career goal on Nov. 26 at LAK, moving past Bill Mosienko for eighth in Blackhawks history.
On Saturday the Blackhawks have the chance to set a franchise record for road victories in a season. Chicago has posted 24 wins on the road, which ranks second in the NHL and shares a franchise record set during the 2014-15 campaign. The Blackhawks have won 14 of their previous 20 games away from the United Center. Additionally, Chicago's victory over Columbus on March 31 was their 50th of the season, marking the second time the club has reached the 50-win mark in franchise history (52; 2009-10).
JOIN THE CLUB
Rookie Ryan Hartman notched his 19th goal of the season on Tuesday vs. the Avalanche. The total ranks second among Western Conference rookies and shares fifth among all first-year players. Hartman is one goal away from becoming the seventh Blackhawks player to reach 20 goals this season (Kane, Panarin, Hossa, Anisimov, Panik and Toews). The 2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers are the last club to have seven 20+ goal scorers in a season, and the Blackhawks remain the only team in the NHL with six players over the 20-goal plateau.
Tanner Kero won a career-high 10 faceoffs against the Ducks. His previous career best of nine was set on Jan. 6 vs. CAR. He also recorded five shots on goal ... Johnny Oduya shared the team lead with two blocked shots. He has recorded a team-best 40 blocked shots in the 14 games he's played since being acquired from Dallas ... Marcus Kruger went 8-for-15 (53 percent) at the faceoff dot. It was the 35th time he has won at least 50 percent of his draws in a game this season ... Brian Campbell skated in a season-high 24:28 of ice time.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
C Jeff Carter: Carter, he 11th-overall pick in the 2003 NHL Draft, leads Los Angeles in points (63), goals (32), power-play goals (10) and game-winning goals (9). His nine game-winning goals rank second in the league. Carter skated in his 800th career NHL game and 300th as a King on Oct. 22 vs. VAN.
C Anze Kopitar: Kopitar leads the club in assists (37) and ranks second in points (49) this season. He surpassed Wayne Gretzky (246) for sixth on the Kings' all-time goals list on Jan. 9 vs. DAL. Kopitar registered his ninth multi-point game of the season on March 23 vs. WPG.
RW Jarome Iginla: Acquired by the Kings from the Avalanche, Iginla ranks second on the club in power-play goals (7) and third in game-winning goals (4). He is just one goal away from surpassing Joe Sakic (625) for 15th on the all-time goals list. Among active players, he currently ranks second in goals (625), games played (1,552) and game-winning goals (101).