The Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks faced each other three times this season with the Blackhawks prevailing 2 games to 1. Here is a look back at all three regular season matchups.
January 19 at Staples Center-Blackhawks-5 Kings-2
The first game after the unnecessary lockout had the Hawks visiting the defending Stanley Cup Champion Kings as they were able to raise their banner. The Hawks jumped out quickly with three first period goals including a Patrick Kane powerplay goal to kick off the festivities. Jonathan Toews scored 75 seconds into the 2nd period and the route was on and the beginning of the Streak was off to a fast start. A sign of things to come was ther when the Hawks held the good Kings powerplay off the scoresheet. Here is a look back at the first goal of the season.
February 17 at United Center Chicago Blackhawks-3 LA Kings-2
Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook both had two point games and the Hawks jumped out to another big lead with three unanswered goals and then had to hold on as Mike Richards scored two third period goals but Ray Emery and the Hawks were able to hold for the victory. The win helped extend the point streak to start the season to 15 and the Hawks seemed to have Jonathan Quick and the champs solved in 2013. The Hawks for a the second straight game against the Kings scored a powerplay goal. Here is Sharp scoring the eventual game winner.
March 25th at United Center LA Kings-5 Chicago Blackhawks-4
Michael Frolik hadn’t scored since opening day against the Kings and in his first game on the top line was able to score twice the second goal giving the Hawks a 3-2 lead. The Hawks also held a 4-3 lead before giving up two straight third period goals including a very late Dustin Brown game winner with less than two minutes remaining. The Hawks didn’t give up and Jonathan Quick came up big in the last 90 seconds to preserve the win. The Kings had been shut out the prior two games and this come from behind turned the tide in their regular season and put them back on the playoff path. Here is a look back at the 2nd Frolik goal
The Hawks were able to score 5,3,4 goals on Quick during the regular season so at least they have good memories of getting pucks by him when the playoff series starts Saturday afternoon.
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