The Los Angeles Kings were down 2-0 entering game three with another victory meaning all but certain elimination from the playoffs. Well the Kings’ chance to repeat is still alive as they beat the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 3-1 Tuesday.
According to ESPN, the Kings opened up the scoring as 3:21 into the first period right winger Justin Williams scored to put the Kings up by a score of 1-0, which would happen to also be the lone goal of the period.
Early in the second period the Kings struck again as 6:37 into the period Kings defensemen Slava Voynoz scored to give the Kings a 2-0 lead. Voynoz assisted on the first goal, so that gave the defenseman two points. However, by the end of the of the period the Blackhawks closed the gap.
With only :34 seconds remaining in the period Blackhawks left winger Bryan Bickell scored to make it a 2-1 game
That would be the lone goal for the Blackhawks in the game as they had some really good chances to tie up the game in the third period, but just could never finish it. For example, Blackhawks left winger Brandon Saad had an open net after a cross ice from Viktor Stalberg with five minutes left to go in the game, but Saad couldn’t collect the puck. Also, moments later the Blackhawks almost had a breakaway, but they went offsides.
The last goal of the game came via an empty net goal via Dwight King whose score was his first goal of the post season. The Kings next chance to keep their chance of repeat alive will be Thursday.