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Blackhawks end Kings’ winning streak at six games

Dec 15, 2013, 10:10 PM EST

The Chicago Blackhawks ended the Los Angeles Kings’ impressive six-game winning streak on Sunday, beating them 3-1.

All three of Chicago’s goals came in the first period … which is also an impressive feat, as the Kings hadn’t allowed a goal in an opening frame in a stunning 18 consecutive games.

Jonathan Toews collected two assists and fired five shots on goal, Marian Hossa generated a tally of his own and Antti Raanta bounced back from being pulled on Saturday to bump his record to 6-1-1 on the season.

Ben Scrivens shook off that tough first period (three goals allowed on 10 shots), stopping 30 shots in the final two periods. He lost in his first start since Dec. 2, as Martin Jones has begun his NHL career on fire.

Chicago remains atop the West and the NHL with 53 points (24-7-5 in 36 games played) while Los Angeles hovers with 48 points in two fewer contests.

  1. blackhawks2010 - Dec 15, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Nice bounceback for Hawks after terrible outing in Toronto. Hawks dominated start to end, well done especially against Kings. Raanta played outstanding which was good to see with the pressure on to perform.

    Looking forward to getting Crow and Bickell back. End the Brookbank experiment now!

    • hawksin5 - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      in all fairness, Brookbank played very well tonight.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 16, 2013 at 4:20 AM

      Moral of the weekend’s story: Yes, some results are more likely than others, but on any given night, any team can beat any other team. And sometimes they do.

    • slysipops - Dec 16, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      it could be a lot worse than BROOKBANK play…… as witnessed SATURDAY night , by all but maybe 3 HAWKS players on TORONTO ice

  2. steelers88 - Dec 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    This might be off topic but why doesn’t NBCSN do more games on Friday through Sunday. I would have loved to see this game and no I don’t have NHL centerice. I wish that NBCSN would do some late night games as well. I do enjoy watching teams that I normally don’t see play. Sorry for venting.

    • blackhawksdynasty - Dec 15, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      I feel your pain. Even with the center ice package I could only see the LA feed. Not enough hockey coverage by any carriers

  3. steelers88 - Dec 15, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    I do love watching other hockey teams either than the Penguins. I guess I just love the NHL and hockey period.

  4. endusersolutions2013 - Dec 15, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Despite the result, I’m pretty sure Blomfeld is still keeping the “Kings) faith.

  5. comeonnowguys - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Dear Blomfield,

    Take the night off, I have your video for you.

    • blackhawksdynasty - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:55 PM

      Bravo, comeonnowguys, perfect selection for the occasion.

      **reaching for the “Load” album**

      • PhillySN - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM

        DEAR GOD STOP. Don’t do it. It’s for your own good

    • slysipops - Dec 16, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      was that a KINGS crown ?

  6. blomfeld - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    BIG LOVE, BIG HEARTACHE

    Friends, let’s take a knee …

    We lost tonight and it hurts no doubt. However it’s important that we Kings keep things in perspective. By all accounts, it sounds like the Hawks ‘pounced’ on us from the get go and that they inflicted damage upon us which was simply ‘too much’ to overcome ? Well that may be, but let’s not lose sight of the fact we’ve just set a new ‘all time’ human record of not allowing a ‘single’ 1st period goal for 17 x games ! Truly unbelievable when you think about it ! So while today was a disappointment, in the big picture it equates to positively nothing. Ours is a team of ‘destiny’ which is guided and driven by ‘providence’. Therefore setbacks like this must be viewed as nothing more than ‘inevitable’ bumps on the road to supreme glory …

    ps: good to see Martinez notch one eh ?

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • blackhawksdynasty - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:52 PM

      Wasn’t the streak 18 games? Still an impressive accomplishment either way.

      As for the team of destiny thing, I’m not so sure about that. I guess we’ll see come playoff time, but the Hawks look very determined to hoist Lord Stanley once again.

      LA didn’t seem to have much in the tank, as it was a very one-sided game tonight. They looked like Chicago did last night. It happens to every team here and there.

      Nice bounceback win for The Champs. Now on to Nashville for a little retribution (on the scoreboard, that is)

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:03 AM

      Blom, You are referring to your team’s acknowledged defensive ability. Well documents. And the challenge with any team that can reach for the cup is the balance.

      Bruins were there last year as the Pens lacked balance.

      Hawks were there because they best typified offensive /defensive balance AND excellence.

      They have stepped up offensively, while stepping up a little more defensively. Troubling.

      But until the Kings can step up offensively, they will fall short again against a team that can do both.

      Bottom line.

    • slysipops - Dec 16, 2013 at 7:43 PM

      BLOMFELD SAYS : …………………

  7. jhaegs - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Reality check?

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      jheags. The clear balance of power is in the west. The WC, while clearly superior, the Aves, Blues, Ducks, Hawks, Kings and Sharks will be in a dogfight to represent their divisions and conference. baring nasty injury at the end, the very likely scenario is that the WC winner will take the cup again.

    • hawksin5 - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      @jhaegs you’re killin me with these “reality check?” comments. i was there to witness the first, again the other day, and i can’t get enough of it. too funny.

  8. muckleflugga - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    our blomfeld…

    believer in all great faiths with tribute paid to one, spent his evening in fealty to the one great creator presiding over king’s hockey fortunes…

    in search of succour while hedging all bets, blomfeld attended every place of worship in the lower mainland…

    he was accordingly, busy…

    there are one hundred and eleven christian churches, some still used, nine mosques complete with charred walls and attendant graffiti, eight hundred and ninety two hindu temples, overflowing, and five synagogues, busy and armed to the teeth…

    after seeing the light on his road to surrey, blomfeld’s irrepressible joy and faith returned once again, to warm us in these boards…

    once he was finally able to recover his car from impound, last seen heading at high speed toward toward richmond

    • blackhawksdynasty - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      Muckle, I’ll give you this…. you are an interesting chap.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:25 AM

      Muckle, Appreciated your verbal imagery. And recognizing the musical imagery the Blomdude, I thought I’d combine “Blind Faith” and not being able to find one way

    • blomfeld - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:02 AM

      COULD FLUUGA = SHAKESPEARE ON CRACK ?

      Friends, I’ve gotta level with you … this Flugga guy has got me seriously ‘discombobulated’ man, as I seriously can’t ‘tune in’ to what this guy is even saying half the time ? The other night Flugga sent some lengthy & highly encrypted message which was ‘eerily’ similar to the one intercepted by US Naval Intelligence on the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack back in ’41. Well lo and behold, today our beloved Kings were ‘pounced upon’ by the Blackhawks in the first period like some horde of demented and bloodthirsty savages ! … can you believe that crap ? Anyway, I’m not sure about you guys, but I’m personally leaving nothing to chance. So with immediate effect, I’m now going to Terror Threat Level ‘Orange’ in terms of my daily conversations with you people here at PHT. Take care friends and God speed.

      • slysipops - Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM

        SLYSI TELLS BLOMFELD ….. SWITCH OVER TO THE BLACKHAWCKS… YOU’LL NEVER AGAIN TELL YOURSELF……………….

  9. muckleflugga - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    endusersolutions2013

    nice…

    bang a drum for the losers
    and those who win

    bang a drum, bang it loudly
    or as soft as you need

    bang a drum for yourself son
    and a drum for me…

    ooh, let me hear you say yeah, yeah, hallelujah, amen

    • blomfeld - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:08 AM

      ‘and when we meet next, let it be that we Kings have our vengeance … God willing’

      • blomfeld - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:13 AM

        sorry about that friends …

  10. hawksin5 - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    ok but seriously though. anyone else think Blomfeld and Muckle are the same dude, switching accounts and being strange? i would like to meet the guy. would be quite the character.

    • blomfeld - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:21 AM

      *** just a couple of hours ago at a coffee shop ***

      Hawksin5: hi asshole, gimme a coffee !

      Blomfeld: kiss my ass !

      Hawksin5: say what ?

      Blomfeld: I said ‘kiss my ass’ heimi ! … KAPOW !! .. KABOOM !! ..KAZAM !!

      • slysipops - Dec 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM

        BE NICE BLOMS…BE NICE !

      • hawksin5 - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:09 AM

        how do i respond to that?

  11. blomfeld - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Flugga …. I’ll have you know that I ‘came of age’ in a city called Richmond … so how in the hell did you know that, or was that merely a stab in the dark ?

  12. drewzducks - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Let’s keep it simple…

  13. jhaegs - Dec 16, 2013 at 4:37 AM

    I’ve put some more thought into and I think I’ll go with statement game now. Yes, much more fitting. Also, I think this means the Hawks are now surging, and the Kings, slumping.

  14. muckleflugga - Dec 16, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    blomfeld

    a stab in the dark about a stab in the dark…

    i was a little too tall
    could’ve used a few pounds
    tight pants points hardly reknown

    she was a black haired beauty with big dark eyes
    and points all her own sitting way up high
    way up firm and high

    out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy
    out in the back seat of my ’60 Chevy
    workin’ on mysteries without any clues

    workin’ on our night moves
    trying’ to make some front page drive-in news
    workin’ on our night moves in the summertime

    in the sweet summertime, summertime…

  15. theageofquarrel - Dec 16, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Enjoy!!!

  16. ipaintrinks - Dec 16, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    please tell me someone has a link to raanta’s 2nd star celly.

    • alexbaymac - Dec 16, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      That and his interview for being the 2nd star! Gamecenter cut off just as the interview started. :-(

    • slysipops - Dec 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM

      <iframe src="http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/embed?playlist=512584

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