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
By Brad Vandenberk
The road trip has ended and the Blackhawks find themselves at the UC playing 3 games in 5 days. Their recent road trip had them obtain 6 out of a possible 8 points.
Their only loss came at the hands of the Ducks on Wednesday, abolishing a 2-1 lead with 6 minutes left in the 3rd period, losing 4-2.
That’s not the only loss that was suffered. Marian Hossa left the game in Colorado on Monday night and has yet to play a shift since. Coach Q stated that the injury is not serious and that Hossa is expected to return shortly. Sorry Hawks fans, Hossa did not dress tonight for the Kings match. He has also been listed as questionable for Tuesday’s contest against the Flames. Hossa was a big contributor to the Hawks beating the Flames in Calgary scoring the tying goal with 2.4 seconds left in the game. They then went on to claim victory in the shootout. Read more
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Tagged Anze Kopitar, Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig, Brent Seabrook, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith, Dustin Brown, Dwight King, Game recap, Jarret Stoll, Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Toews, Jordan Nolan, Kings, Los Angeles, Marian Hossa, Michael Frolik, Patrick Kane, Tyler Toffoli