Holding penalty on Kings center Jarret Stoll with 11:11 left in the first.
Kings right win Marian Hossa waits and blasts a hard shot that was high; the Blackhawks fire again and it goes out of play.
The penalty is dead.
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook sweeps away a good centering pass by the Kings.
Chicago’s Niklas Hjalmarsson sends in a shot that Kings goalie Jonathan Quick holds on to. The Blackhawks win the face-off and Marian Hossa puts a shot on Quick that makes him cover again. And again a Hossa offering is gloved.
And now Chicago’s Jonathan Toews charges Quick, who has to sprawl to stop the shot, and Toews collides with Quick after being pushed.
Then, with 16:32 remaining, the Kings’ Slava Yoynov scores his sixth playoff goal on a massive slap shot from about 20 feet after a threat that Voynov started circled Crawford. Assists by Kyle Clifford and Colin Fraser.
Voynov is now plus-11, leading all Western Conference players.
It’s 1-0 for the Kings in a game they desperately want. Returning to Chicago for Game 5 and trailing three games to one would be a nightmare.
Kings winger Dustin Penner nearly scores, great save by Crawford.
And there's a penalty now on Chicago's Andrew Shaw for slashing, just 4:39 into the game.
“It’ll be do or die Thursday, too, because going to their place down 3-1 is nowhere we want to be,” Brown said after the 3-1 victory at Staples Center.
Back where they have won 15 consecutive games -- eight in a row during the playoffs -- the Kings try to even the NHL Western Conference finals series.
Chicago will be without defenseman Duncan Keith, who has 10 playoff points (nine assists) but is suspended for Game 4 because of a Game 3 high-sticking incident on Kings’ leading playoff scorer Jeff Carter, who required stitches to repair the facial damage.