(Re game recap): “We battled back and I think we just made a couple mistakes. I thought we were doing a good job on [Patrick] Kane and then getting kind of spacey made two great plays. I don’t think we can expect to give up four goals in one game. It’s been our problem the last two games, giving up too many goals and that’s the result of making mistakes in the neutral zone and mistakes on coverage. If we clean that up, we’re good.”
(Re Game 7): “Going into their building is tough but we’ve proven we can go in there and win, so it’s just a matter of getting that right mindset.”
KINGS DEFENSEMAN ALEC MARTINEZ:
(Re game recap): “I think obviously it’s not what we wanted. We got to be able to maintain leads and keep intensity and keep composure and keep making plays. We obviously came up short tonight so we’ll learn from it and got to win Game 7.”
(Re Game 7): “Experience, having dealt with the situation before, but at the end of the day if you have a problem getting up for Game 7 you have bigger issues. It’s a one game playoff now to make it to the finals, so we just have to focus and play a hard game going in there.”
KINGS DEFENSEMAN DREW DOUGHTY:
(Re game recap): “We got to learn from it, we move on. We have a one game playoff here in their building to punch a ticket to the finals and we got to focus and learn from our mistakes tonight and go in there ready to play.”
CHICAGO FORWARD JONATHAN TOEWS:
(Re Patrick Kane): “It’s unbelievable, I looked at him, I think it was about a minute left, I think there was a stoppage of play and I almost started laughing. It’s amazing what he can do in these big games, when our season is on the line and nobody else seems to be able to do it the same way he does it, it’s pretty amazing.”
(Re game recap): “I think we can look at some situations in the past and maybe earlier in the series would have haunted us a little more and we weren’t able to overcome, but we give up a one-goal lead and go down one goal with two back-to-back goals against in the third there and it never feels good but we didn’t stop and we just knew we wanted to get back into it and we found a way and it’s nice to see that resiliency.”
CHICAGO DEFENSEMAN DUNCAN KEITH:
(Re Patrick Kane): “Everybody is competing, everybody is trying in there different skill level amongst individual players but I thought everybody competed tonight. Brookbank came in and filled the job there to give our guys a shift off. Ben Smith played good, all the guys competed. It’s a team effort when you win these types of games, even though certain guys might score the goal or something like that but all the plays add up.”
Drew Doughty now has seven points in the last five games (3-4=7)
Justin Williams now has five points in the last five games (1-4=5)
Dustin Brown now has four points in the last three games (2-2=4)
The Kings have now scored in 12 of the last 14 regulation periods
The Kings will be playing their third Game 7 of this year’s playoffs
No team has won three Game 7s en route to the Stanley Cup Final
KINGS GAME 7 NOTES:
-The Kings are 6-4 all-time in Game 7s
-The Kings are 2-1 at home in Game 7s and 4-3 on the road
-The Kings have a combined 77 games of Game 7 experience (combined record of 70-7)
-Williams has played six career Game 7s (6-6=12)…Team has gone 6-0 in those games
-Richards has played six career Game 7s (1-4=5)…Team has gone 6-0 in those games
-Gaborik has played six career Game 7s (2-3=5)…Team has gone 6-0 in those games
-Carter has played four career Game 7s (1-2=3)…Team has gone 4-0 in those games
-Quick has played three career Game 7s (3-0-0, with a 1.33 GAA and .957 spct)
-The Kings have never played an overtime in a Game 7
-This marks the first time the Kings will play three Game 7s in one playoff year
•The Blackhawks recorded a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center in Game 6 of the 2014 Western Conference Final tonight to even the series at 3-3 … Chicago is now 13-0 in Games 5-7 of a playoff series over the last two postseasons … The Blackhawks are 11-1 in Game 6s since 2009, including an 8-0 road record in Game 6s … Corey Crawford stopped 26 of 29 shots tonight for his 11th win of the postseason.
•Patrick Kane opened the scoring with a power-play goal and netted the game-winner with a third-period tally at Los Angeles … He also added an assist tonight for his fourth multi-point outing of the postseason … Kane extended his point streak (2G, 6A) to three games … He shares the team lead with eight goals and paces the club with 18 points … Kane now shares the NHL lead with four GWG through 18 playoff games (T-Toews) … He has seven career postseason GWG.
•Ben Smith registered a goal for the second consecutive game with a second-period tally … He has a career-high four goals and six points through 18 postseason contests.
•Duncan Keith equaled a postseason career best with his fourth goal of the postseason tonight … He ranks second among team defensemen with 11 points.
•Brent Seabrook notched two helpers tonight for his fifth multi-point outing of the playoffs … He has three points (1G, 2A) in his last two contests … Seabrook leads team defensemen with a postseason career-high 14 points (3G, 11A) through 15 contests.
•Patrick Sharp tallied an assist at Los Angeles for his eighth point (3G, 5A) of the playoffs … He shared the team high with five shots on goal tonight and now has 62 SOG.
•Jonathan Toews posted a helper tonight and now ranks second on the team with 16 points (8G, 8A) through 18 contests.
•Brandon Saad extended his point streak (2G, 3A) to three games with a helper tonight … He has a postseason career-high 14 points (5G, 9A).
•Andrew Shaw recorded an assist at Los Angeles in Game 6 and now has three helpers in his last two games … He has seven points (2G, 5A) in 11 postseason contests.
•Michal Rozsival tallied a team-high six hits tonight, followed by Bryan Bickell with four hits.
Sun., June 1, Chicago vs. Los Angeles Kings at 7 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. PT (NBCSN, AM 1150)