Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 5-2 loss Monday to the Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals:
✓The Hawks' power play hasn’t scored in the last seven road playoff games -- not since the first game of the first series in St. Louis. The biggest reason the Blackhawks' power play stunk in Game 4 against the Kings is a 1-7 mark on faceoffs with the extra skater. To think, the Hawks spent the practice the day before working on the power play.
✓The Kings again strafed the Hawks on faceoffs overall, winning 58 percent of them. Jonathan Toews got killed, losing two-thirds of his draws, and he took more draws than any Hawk.
✓Only four Kings took faceoffs, compared to eight Hawks, and only Mike Richards lost more than he won among Kings centers. Jarrett Stoll went 16-8 overall, 11-4 against Toews. Stoll is not a finalist for an NHL award, in case you wondered.
✓Kings coach Darryl Sutter had kid forwards on the ice trying to protect a lead against the decorated Hawks in the last two minutes, and now, Tanner Pearson, another guy you’ve never heard of, has more goals than Patrick Kane in this series.
✓Pearson, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli -- “That ‘70s Line’’ -- had an off night: just one goal and three points to go along with a plus-3 rating. That line had more shots than Toews-Kane-Bryan Bickell. Toews had zero.
✓The Hawks have allowed 15 goals in the last three games after giving up just one in the opener.
✓The Hawks have given up at least one goal in the last eight periods and two or more in a period in each of the last three games, all losses.
✓Marian Hossa’s penalty for goalie interference makes the NHL look silly -- sillier -- because a Kings defenseman clearly pushed Hossa into his own goalie at the right post. Anybody with a brain, which might not include many in the league office, would ask what a skater is supposed to do in that split-second.
✓Andrew Shaw’s cross-checking penalty in Jonathan Quick's crease, which is about 180 feet from Corey Crawford’s net, as the Hawks tried to comeback from a three-goal deficit is one of the dumbest things that any Hawks player did in Game 4.
✓The Corsi For percentage, a metric that measures puck possession and presumably chances in a game, favored the Hawks 54.6-43.6. I didn’t see the game the numbers saw. That metric doesn’t measure opportunism, such as taking advantage of Hawks turnovers. That’s what the score is for. I saw the game the score reflects.
✓The PDO metric, which combines shooting percentage and save percentage, ought to give Hawks fans hope. The Kings won that one big, 114.5-84.5 percent, but a single game obviously represents a small sample size, and teams usually regress to the mean of 100.