By Brad Vandenberk
Game 4 of the Western Conference gifted us with nothing but story lines before the puck was even dropped. Duncan Keith was assessed a 1-game suspension for an uncontrolled high stick to the face of Jeff Carter in game 3. Keith received a four minute minor during the game, but the league wanted more and suspending the Hawks D man. Carter received 22 stitches in his mouth and chipped a few pearly whites.
Mike Richards did not dress once again for the Kings missing his 3rd straight. But with Keith out, the Kings were looking poised to get the win to tie the series.
Sheldon Brookbank was inserted into the lineup to take Keith’s “spot”. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Bryan Bickell, Conference Finals, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith, Dustin Penner, Game 4, Game recap, Jeff Carter, Jonathan Quick, Kings, Kyle Clifford, Los Angeles, Marian Hossa, Michal Handzus, Mike Richards, Patrick Kane, Playoffs, Sheldon Brookbank, Slava Voynov, Staples Center
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks responded on a rare playoff back-to-back, taking a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference finals with a 4-2 victory. The Blackhawks drove Jonathan Quick from the Kings’ crease in the second period, hitting the game’s first four goals and outskating their opposition for the second night in a row.
The Blackhawks came out firing when the game began and turned a nice play by the third line into the game’s first goal. Brandon Saad held the puck in the Kings’ zone along the boards and made a pass to Viktor Stalberg. Stalberg made a pretty backhanded pass to a streaking Andrew Shaw, who beat Jonathan Quick for the goal just 1:56 into the game. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Blackhawks, Brent Seabrook, Bryan Bickell, Conference Finals, Corey Crawford, Dave Bolland, Game 2, Jonathan Quick, Kings, Los Angeles, Marian Hossa, Michal Handzus, Mike Richards, Patrick Sharp, Playoffs, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Tyler Toffoli, United Center