By Kelsie Plesac
The Blackhawks registered 4 goals against Los Angeles Kings goalie, Jonathan Quick, Sunday night, resulting in a 4-2 victory that gives the Hawks a 2-0 advantage in the Western Conference Finals.
The Blackhawks tallied their first goal early with an Andrew Shaw goal at 1:56 that was assisted by Viktor Stalberg and Brandon Saad. The second goal of the period would come from Brent Seabrook at 19:09. Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews registered assists.
At 5:28 the Hawks received their first power play opportunity from a Dwight King tripping penalty. They took advantage of the opportunity with Bryan Bickell continuing his impressive play in the postseason and tallying a power play goal. Patrick Sharp and Saad were credited with assists. Minutes later Michal Handzus registered his 2nd goal of the playoffs, giving the Blackhawks a 4-0 lead and resulted in the pulling of the tired Quick in favor of Jonathan Bernier. The Kings would not be shut out in the period, however. At 18:57 Jeff Carter tallied L.A.’s first goal of the night. Tyler Toffoli and Slava Voynov registered assists.
The Kings would be the only team to score in the third period, taking advantage of a delay of game penalty by Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith at 17:59. Toffoli registered the last goal of the game at 18:58.
Hawks goalie Corey Crawford made 29 saves on the night. The series will resume in Los Angeles Tuesday night.