Chicago left wing Bryan Bickell has the best shot at a goal in front clogging the crease just seconds before the goal.
The Kings have outhit the Blackhawks 27-17 so far.First period (Blackhawks 2, Kings 0)
Based on the feel of the first period between the Kings and Blackhawks, Los Angeles is lucky to be down only 2-0.
The Hawks outshot the Kings, 10-4, forcing goaltender Jonathan Quick to make eight saves.
Quick let two goals through within the first six minutes of the game on the just five shots.
One came on a deep blast from Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith that slipped between Quick’s pads when it seemed to be an easy save.
The other arrived only 2:17 later on a miscommunication between Quick and his defenders.
The 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner has had his share of miscues in what has otherwise been a stellar postseason, not looking himself throughout the Chicago series, starting with a Game 2 benching after giving up four goals.
Trailing 2-0, the Kings respond with three consecutive shots on goal.
The Kings log their first shot on goal of the game off a deep shot from the slot by forward Jeff Carter with 9:18 left in the period.
Despite two mistakes that land mostly on his shoulders, goaltender Jonathan Quick seems to have gotten past the two early goals.
The Kings goaltender has a 2.88 goals-against average in this series, up from his 1.71 average for the 2013 postseason.