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Kings Ink Gaborik to 7-Year Contract

Kings Ink Gaborik to 7-Year Contract

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings signed winger Marian Gaborik to a seven-year contract Wednesday.

The deal is worth an average annual value of $4.875 million, according to ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun.

Gaborik was acquired by the Kings via a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets in March.

The 32-year-old Slovak played a huge role in the Kings winning Lord Stanley’s Cup this season, scoring a league-leading 14 playoff goals.

Gaborik could have become a free agent on July 1.

“All along I wanted to stay here. The organization knew it, the players knew it, everybody knew it, my agent knew it. That was my No. 1 priority, to try to get the deal done here,” Gaborik said. “I know I could get maybe more money if I went to UFA, but it wasn’t about money. I wanted to stay here and be a part of a great team.”

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Kings Win Stanley Cup on Martinez’s Double Overtime Goal

Kings Win Stanley Cup on Martinez’s Double Overtime Goal

Harry How/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Alec Martinez netted a game-winning goal in double overtime of Game 5 to win the Stanley Cup, 3-2, for the Los Angeles Kings. It is the second title in three years for the Kings who also won in 2012.

Los Angeles won the Cup on home ice in come-from-behind fashion, trailing the New York Rangers 2-1 after two periods. Brian Boyle scored a short-handed goal with less than thirty seconds remaining in the second period to put the Rangers on top.

Eight minutes into the third, the former Ranger Marian Gaborik tied the game with a power play goal of his own. Both teams battled through the rest of regulation and one overtime period before Martinez sent the Staples Center crowd into a frenzy.

After Tyler Toffoli had his shot saved by Henrik Lundqvist, the puck trickled its way to the stick of Martinez who was able to blast the game-winner into the back of the net. Lundqvist made 48 saves for New York, who was trying to become just the second team ever to win the Stanley Cup after losing the first three games of the series. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 28 shots in the Cup clinching win.

Justin Williams, who scored nine goals in the playoffs, was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy as the Final’s Most Valuable Player.

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Rangers Stay Alive, Top Kings 2-1 in Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

Rangers Stay Alive, Top Kings 2-1 in Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

Paul Bereswill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves to help the New York Rangers stay alive by beating the Los Angeles Kings, 2-1 Wednesday night, in Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final. 

The Kings lead the best-of-seven series, 3-1.

Lundqvist was great all game, but he did receive some help from his friends. In the first period, Kings defenseman Alex Martinez’s shot got past the Rangers goalie and glided across the goal line before Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman cleared the puck from danger. Then with 1:11 left in the game, the puck once again got by Lundqvist, this time stopping dead on the goal line. A tap of the puck would have allowed the Kings to score the game-tying goal, but instead Rangers center Derek Stepan got on the ground and flicked the puck out of harm’s way, to save the Rangers’ season.

“I was just holding my breath,” Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi said. “All those guys in the crease did a great job to keep it out.”

Benoit Pouliot and Martin St. Louis both scored for the Rangers, which have now won and NHL-record eight straight home games when facing elimination.

Dustin Brown scored the lone goal for the Kings.

Game 5 is Friday in Los Angeles. The puck is scheduled to drop at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/11/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/11/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NHL Stanley Cup Final – Game 4: New York Rangers 2 – Los Angeles Kings 1 (Kings lead series, 3-1)

MLB: Minnesota Twins 7 (31-33) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (39-28)

Kansas City Royals 4 (33-32) – Cleveland Indians 1 (33-33)

Baltimore Orioles 6 (33-31) – Boston Red Sox 0 (29-36)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (31-34) – Chicago Cubs 2 (26-37)

Philadelphia Phillies 3 (27-36) – San Diego Padres 0 (28-37)

Cincinnati Reds 5 (30-34) – Los Angeles Dodgers 0 (35-32)

Milwaukee Brewers 3 (39-27) – New York Mets 1 (29-36)

Tampa Bay Rays 6 (25-42) – St. Louis Cardinals 3 (34-32)

Texas Rangers 6 (32-34) – Miami Marlins 0 (34-31)

Houston Astros 5 (30-37) – Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (29-39)

Chicago White Sox 8 (33-33) – Detroit Tigers 2 (33-28)

Colorado Rockies 8 (30-35) – Atlanta Braves 2 (34-30)

New York Yankees 4 (33-31) – Seattle Mariners 2 (34-31)

Oakland Athletics 7 (40-26) – Los Angeles Angels 1 (36-29)

Washington Nationals 6 (35-29) – San Francisco Giants 2 (42-24)

 

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Kings Dominate to Take 3-0 Series Lead

Kings Dominate to Take 3-0 Series Lead

Paul Bereswill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Following three straight overtime games in the playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings made sure there would not be a fourth by defeating New York 3-0 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Kings are now one win away from their second title in three years.

“We did a lot of things the right way,” said Jonathan Quick, who stopped 32 shots in the win. “Now we get ready for the next one. The fourth one is always the most difficult.”

Los Angeles had not led once during the first two games of the Final, winning both games in overtime. That changed 0.7 seconds left in the first when Jeff Carter’s shot knocked off the skate of a diving Dan Girardi and hit the back of the net.

The Kings then added to their advantage in the second period with goals from Jake Muzzin and Mike Richards. Los Angeles has scored 11 goals in the Cup Final, all of which were scored by a different player.

New York looked for a comeback but were stonewalled each time they made an attempt on Quick. Chris Kreider had a breakaway chance just eight seconds into the third, but was stopped by the Kings goalie. Henrik Lundqvist made 12 saves for the Rangers in net.

Only four teams have ever overcome a 3-0 series deficit in NHL Playoff history. The Kings did it in the first round, rallying against San Jose. The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team to complete the feat in a Stanley Cup Final.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/9/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – NHL Stanley Cup Final: Los Angeles Kings 3 – New York Rangers 0 (Kings lead series, 3-0.)

MLB: Seattle Mariners 3 (34-29) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (24-41)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (32-30) – Boston Red Sox 0 (28-35)

Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (30-33) – Chicago Cubs 2 (25-36)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (39-26) – Minnesota Twins 4 (29-33)

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (34-31) – Cincinnati Reds 2 (29-33)

Cleveland Indians 17 (33-31) – Texas Rangers 7 (31-33)

Chicago White Sox 6 (32-33) – Detroit Tigers 5 (33-27)

Atlanta Braves 3 (33-29) – Colorado Rockies 1 (29-34)

Houston Astros 4 (29-36) – Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (28-38)

Washington Nationals 9 (33-29) – San Francisco Giants 2 (42-22)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4 (35-28) – Oakland Athletics 1 (39-25)

New York Yankees (31-31) – Kansas City Royals (31-32) Postponed due to rain

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Kings Down Rangers in Overtime Again

Kings Down Rangers in Overtime Again

Harry How/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Kings rallied from multiple two-goal deficits before ultimately beating the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final by a 5-4 final in double overtime. Los Angeles now owns a 2-0 series lead at the Final shifts to New York.

Dustin Brown deflected Willie Mitchell’s shot just over halfway through the second overtime period, completing another rally by the Kings. Much like Game 1, New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period with goals from Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello.

Despite a pair of Kings goals in the second, the Rangers held a 4-2 advantage heading into the final frame. Dwight King scored just two minutes in the third before Marian Gaborik, a former Ranger, tied the contest at 4-4 with 12:26 to play in regulation.

Both teams had chances in the first overtime, but the goaltenders stood tall and forced a second extra session. Derrick Brassard, who scored New York’s fourth goal of the night, had a chance with time expiring in the first OT but was stopped by Jonathan Quick.

Quick finished the game with 34 saves while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 39 in the loss. Game 3 will be played at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/7/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/7/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NHL Stanley Cup Final: Los Angeles Kings 5 – New York Rangers 4   2OT  (Kings lead series, 2-0)

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals 5 (32-31) – Toronto Blue Jays 0 (38-25)

Minnesota Twins 8 (29-31) – Houston Astros 0 (27-36)

Cleveland Indians 8 (31-31) – Texas Rangers 3 (31-31)

Seattle Mariners 7 (32-29) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (24-39)

Colorado Rockies 5 (29-32) – Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (32-31) 10 Innings

Cincinnati Reds 6 (28-32) – Philadelphia Phillies 5 (25-35)

Milwaukee Brewers 9 (37-26) – Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (29-32)

Chicago Cubs 5 (25-34) – Miami Marlins 2 (32-30)

Baltimore Orioles 6 (31-29) – Oakland Athletics 3 (38-24)

Kansas City Royals 8 (30-32) – New York Yankees 4 (31-30)

Detroit Tigers 8 (33-25) – Boston Red Sox 6 (27-34)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6 (33-28) – Chicago White Sox 5 (31-32)

San Francisco Giants 5 (41-21) – New York Mets 4 (28-34)

Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (27-37) – Atlanta Braves 3 (32-28)

San Diego Padres 4 (28-34) – Washington Nationals 3 (31-29) 11 Innings

Horse Racing: Tonalist wins the 146th Belmont Stakes. California Chrome finishes in a tie for 4th.

IndyCar: Ed Carpenter wins the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway

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Williams Scores OT Winner for Kings in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Williams Scores OT Winner for Kings in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Justin Williams scored off a Dan Girardi turnover 4:36 into overtime to vault the Los Angeles Kings over the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime Wednesday, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

“Everything usually offensively starts in our zone and (Mike) Richards made a great play getting the puck out,” Williams said when describing the game-winning goal. “We screwed up a three-on-two royally and fortunately for us one of their ‘D’ men was falling and we were able to turn the puck over. I was sitting in front of the net with the puck and I was able to make a shot.”

But when the game started it was only the Rangers lighting the lamp. New York raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first period after Carl Hagelin scored a shorthanded goal. The Kings answered at the end of the first when Kyle Clifford scored his first goal of the postseason to make it 2-1.

Drew Doughty tied the game in the second period when he scored his fifth goal of the playoffs.

Then in the third period, the Kings outshot the Rangers 20-3, although no goals were scored.

“Not quite sure what happened there in the third,” Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said. “Not sure if it was them being that good or us stopping moving the puck and skating and going north-south. They definitely took it to us in the third.”

Game 2 is Saturday in Los Angeles. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m Eastern.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/4/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Stanley Cup Final: Los Angeles Kings 3 – New York Rangers 2 (Kings lead series, 1-0.)

MLB: Seattle Mariners 2 (31-28) – Atlanta Braves 0 (31-27)

San Diego Padres 3 (27-33) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (28-31)

Oakland Athletics 7 (37-22) – New York Yankees 4 (29-29)

Toronto Blue Jays 8 (36-24) – Detroit Tigers 2 (31-24)

Miami Marlins 5 (31-28) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (23-37)

San Francisco Giants 3 (38-21) – Cincinnati Reds 2 (27-30)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (31-27) – Houston Astros 0 (25-35)

Minnesota Twins 6 (28-29) – Milwaukee Brewers 4 (35-25)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (31-29) – Kansas City Royals 2 (28-31) 11 Innings

Baltimore Orioles 6 (30-27) – Texas Rangers 5 (29-30)

Washington Nationals 8 (29-28) – Philadelphia Phillies 4 (24-33)

Chicago Cubs 5 (22-34) – New York Mets 4 (28-31)

Arizona Diamondbacks 16 (25-36) – Colorado Rockies 8 (28-30)

Chicago White Sox 2 (31-30) – Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (31-30)

Cleveland Indians 7 (30-30) – Boston Red Sox 4 (27-32) 12 Innings

 

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Rangers Forward Daniel Carcillo’s Suspension Reduced to Six Games

Rangers Forward Daniel Carcillo’s Suspension Reduced to Six Games

Elsa/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — New York Rangers winger Daniel Carcillo had his 10-game suspension reduced to six games, the NHL announced Tuesday. Carcillo was originally suspended 10-games for striking an NHL linesman during Game 3 of the Easter…

Alain Vigneault: “Like Our Chances” Against Kings

Alain Vigneault: “Like Our Chances” Against Kings

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(GREENBURGH, N.Y.) — The New York Rangers will play in their first Stanley Cup Finals since 1994, and coach Alain Vigneault has faith that his team can get the job done against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago on Sunday in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals and are looking for their second Stanley Cup in the last three years.

“Even though a lot of people aren’t going to give us a chance, I like our chances,” Vigneault said on Monday. “I like our group. I like our focus. I like the way we compete.”

If the Rangers are going to take home the Cup, they’ll have to do it without home ice.

“I know L.A.’s been there before,” Vigneault continued.  “I know they’ve won before [in 2012]. I know they’ve gone to three Game 7′s [this postseason] and won them, and they just beat the defending Stanley Cup champions. I get that….But we’ve really rallied around ourselves and the opportunity [to play for the title].”

New York’s road to the finals has not been an easy one; they beat the Penguins in seven games, came back from a 3-1 deficit to the Philadelphia Flyers, and took six games to close out the Candiens in the East finals.

“I think going into Philly [in the first round], people were probably 50/50 that we’d get through that,” Vigneault said. “Going into Pittsburgh [in the Eastern Conference semifinals], I would probably say a lot more experts were picking Pittsburgh than the Rangers. And then against Montreal [in the conference finals], other than a few New York reporters, I think everybody across Canada was picking Montreal in four or five.”

Game 1 will be at the Staples Center on Wednesday night.

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Martinez’s OT Goal Lifts Kings into Stanley Cup Final

Martinez’s OT Goal Lifts Kings into Stanley Cup Final

Justin Heiman/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) — The Los Angeles Kings trailed the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in the first period but battled back to force overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Less than six minutes into the extra frame, Alec Martinez scored, giving the Kings a 5-4 win and sending them to their second Stanley Cup Final in three seasons.

“We’ve battled back so many times this year and so many times in these playoffs, we said, ‘Why not again today?’” said winger Justin Williams. “It was a total team effort, every single guy here giving everything they’ve got.”

Williams tied the game at 2-2 in the first period and later assisted on the game-winner, giving him 14 career points in Game 7′s, the most all-time. Los Angeles never led until Martinez’s tally in overtime. The Blackhawks took a 3-2 lead into the first intermission thanks to Patrick Sharp and again led 4-3 after two periods, courtesy of Sharp’s power play goal. Marion Gaborik knotted things up in the third with his 12th goal of the postseason.

The Kings will now face the New York Rangers, the team that traded Gaborik at the deadline in the 2012-13 season, in the Stanley Cup Final. Los Angeles won the title in 2012, their only championship in franchise history.

Corey Crawford made 27 saves in the loss, as the defending champs were ousted on home ice. 

Jonathan Quick stopped 37 shots, including one in the final seconds of regulation. Los Angeles improves to 7-0 in elimination games in the playoffs and become the first team to ever reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three Game 7′s. The Kings and Rangers play Game 1 on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

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Kane Helps Chicago Force Game Seven

Kane Helps Chicago Force Game Seven

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal with less than four minutes remaining in the third as Chicago forced a decisive Game Seven in the NHL’s Western Conference Finals. Kane’s second goal of the game gave the Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

“There’s still not much room out there in this series,” said Kane, who also assisted on Duncan Keith’s game-tying tally. “Right now, you have to take advantage of your opportunities when you do get space.”

Los Angeles took the lead after the first period after a goal from Dwight King late in the frame. The Blackhawks scored two consecutive goals less than three minutes into the second. Kane’s first tally helped tie things up when, 1:37 later, Ben Smith gave Chicago their first lead of the game.

A frantic third period saw a combined four goals and two lead changes. Drew Doughty knotted up the score for the Kings before Alec Martinez scored on a power play goal with just over 12 minutes to play. That advantage would not hold long as Kane found Keith for the goal that made it 3-3 in the waning moments of regulation. 

Kane, last year’s Conn Smythe winner, scored his second goal of the game five minutes later and ultimately gave Chicago the win. The Blackhawks have now come back from being down 3-1 in the series to force a decisive Game 7 to be play in Chicago on Sunday. 

Corey Crawford made 22 saves for Chicago while Jonathan Quick stopped 25 shots in the loss. The winner of Game 7 will face the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/30/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat 117 – Indiana Pacers 92 (Heat win series, 4-2)

NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks 4 – Los Angeles Kings 3 (Series Tied, 3-3)

MLB: Washington Nationals 9 (26-27) – Texas Rangers 2 (28-27)

Atlanta Braves 3 (29-25) – Miami Marlins 2 (28-26)

Minnesota Twins 6 (25-27) – New York Yankees 1 (28-25)

Kansas City Royals 6 (26-28) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (32-24)

Cleveland Indians 5 (25-30) – Colorado Rockies 2 (28-26)

Milwaukee Brewers 11 (33-22) – Chicago Cubs 5 (19-33) 

San Diego Padres 4 (25-30) – Chicago White Sox 1 (28-28)

Boston Red Sox 3 (25-29) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (23-32) – 10 Innings

Houston Astros 2 (24-32) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (26-27) 

San Francisco Giants 9 (36-19) – St. Louis Cardinals 4 (29-26)

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (24-28) – New York Mets 5 (25-29) – 14 Innings

San Francisco Giants 9 (36-19) – St. Louis Cardinals 4 (29-26)

Cincinnati Reds 6 (24-29) – Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (23-34)

Detroit Tigers 6 (31-20) – Seattle Mariners 3 (26-28)

Oakland Athletics 9 (33-22) – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 (30-24)

Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (25-29) – Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (29-27)

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Handzus Nets Game Winner for Blackhawks in 2OT

Handzus Nets Game Winner for Blackhawks in 2OT

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Michal Handzus fired a backhander past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick 2:04 into the second overtime, to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 victory over the Kings Wednesday, in Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Final.

The win keeps the Blackhawks alive in the best-of-seven series, which Los Angeles now leads three games to two.

“I want to help the team as much as I can,” Handzus said. “I’m playing on the PK a lot. I’m not playing very well offensively. I’m glad I came through.”

He was able to because of teammate Brandon Saad, whose pass set up the winning goal. Saad finished the game with a goal and two assists.

“Personally, I thought Saader was the best player on the ice tonight,” said Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane, who had four assists in the win. “He was bringing so much speed and puck protection.”

The Blackhawks were down 4-3 in the third period before Ben Smith scored at the 1:17 mark. 

Jonathan Quick made 40 saves in the loss while Corey Crawford had 40 saves in the win.

Game 6 is Friday in Los Angeles. The puck is scheduled to drop at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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Early Outburst Leads Kings to 3-1 Series Lead

Early Outburst Leads Kings to 3-1 Series Lead

Harry How/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) — After coming from behind in each of the last two games, Los Angeles scored four straight goals to beat Chicago 5-2 and take a 3-1 series lead Monday night. The Kings, who rallied from 3-0 and 3-1 deficits in their previous matchups, are now one win away from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in three years.

Los Angeles scored three goals in the first period, including power play goals from Jake Muzzin and Dustin Brown to take control over the defending Stanley Cup champions. Drew Doughty then added a fourth goal to the barrage just under 13 minutes into the second frame.

“To come into every game with that confidence, to have that mojo that you can win every game, that’s the difference,” said Marion Gaborik, who scored his 10th goal of the playoffs in the first. “It’s great to come to a team like this and be part of a winning culture.”

The Blackhawks scored two goals, closing the gap to 4-2 halfway through the third, but Jonathan Quick was strong in net and Tanner Pearson added an empty-net goal late to seal the win. Quick finished with 22 saves in the game while four players had multi-point efforts.

Los Angeles defeated the Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals back in 2012 before winning their only Stanley Cup trophy. Game 5 will be played Wednesday in Chicago.

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Kings Rally Again to Upend Blackhawks

Kings Rally Again to Upend Blackhawks

Jeff Gross/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Jonathan Toews scored twice in the first period, but the Los Angeles Kings found a way to rally again to beat Chicago, 4-3, in Game 3 of their Western Conference Final. The Kings now lead the best-of-seven series two games to one.

Los Angeles trailed 2-0 in Game 2, but reeled off six straight goals to rout the Blackhawks and tie up the series. On Saturday, a similar effort was turned in after LA found themselves trailing 2-1 after on period. Toews opened the scoring just over five minutes in before Slava Voynov tied it up less than a minute later.

Another Toews tally gave Chicago the lead back heading in to the second period. However, the Kings scored three unanswered goals to gain a 4-2 lead midway through the third. Jeff Carter knotted the score at 2-2 12 minutes into the second. He then assisted on the go-ahead goal by Tyler Toffoli six minutes later.

“I’m having so much fun with these guys,” said Toffoli, who notched his sixth goal of the postseason. “Getting to play with a guy like Carter is a great opportunity.”

Drew Doughty would put the game out of reach with his second goal of the playoffs just over halfway through the third. The Blackhawks went more than 46 minutes of playing time without a goal after Toews made it 2-1 in the first. Patrick Sharp scored a meaningless goal with five seconds to play for the final score line. 

Jonathan Quick made 24 saves for the Kings while Corey Crawford stopped 28 shots in a loss. Game 4 is Monday night in California.

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Carter’s Hat Trick Helps Kings Even Series with Blackhawks

Carter’s Hat Trick Helps Kings Even Series with Blackhawks

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Another day, another comeback playoff win for the Los Angeles Kings.

Jeff Carter netted a hat trick as the Kings rallied to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to even the NHL Western Conference final at a game apiece.

Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin each added goals in the Kings’ five-goal third period to help Los Angeles become the first road team to win in Chicago this postseason.

The Blackhawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Carter helped ensure it would go on to be a difficult night for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

“Just sticking with what we need to do,” Carter said. “You know, we got a good group of leaders in our room. We’ve been through comebacks and whatnot a lot lately. Obviously, not something we want to do. But we stick with it, grind it out, get the job done.”

Jonathan Quick made 23 saves for the Kings, including a stop on Brent Seabrook with the Blackhawks going for a 3-0 lead in the second period.

Nick Leddy and Ben Smith scored goals for the Blackhawks, who won 3-1 in Game 1.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series will be played on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

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Crawford Leads Blackhawks to 1-0 Series Lead

Crawford Leads Blackhawks to 1-0 Series Lead

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) — Duncan Keith scored the go-ahead goal twelve minutes into the second period, and Corey Crawford made 25 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated Los Angeles, 3-1 on Sunday. The win gave the defending champs a 1-0 series lead. 

“I think (he) just keeps getting better and better,” said teammate Jonathan Toews. “As a team we have to give raising our level of play as the stage gets bigger and bigger. I think if anyone is doing that, it’s (him).”

The Chicago netminder leads the NHL with a 1.90 goals against average and a .933 save percentage during the postseason. Crawford has allowed just one goal in each of his last three games.

Chicago opened the scoring on Brandon Saad’s power play goal late in the first and looked to have a 2-0 lead after the puck trickled into the back of the net off the skate of Kings’ defenseman Slava Voynov. However, upon video review, officials ruled that Toews made incidental contact with goalkeeper Jonathan Quick and waved off the goal.

That allowed Tyler Toffoli a chance to things up five minutes into the second period. As LA looked to take a lead, Crawford came up with multiple big saves before Keith netted his third of the playoffs. Toews would add another goal in the third to give the Blackhawks a two-goal advantage.

Quick made just 17 saves in the loss, even though his team outshot the Hawks 26-20. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks improved to 7-0 at home in the playoffs. Game 2 is set for Wednesday night in Chicago.

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