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Blackhawks highlight Kings’ struggles with 5-3 win

Feb 4, 2014, 1:46 AM EDT

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Times are tough for the Los Angeles Kings. The Chicago Blackhawks made that much clear by beating them 5-3 on Monday.

With that, the Kings have lost four in a row and only have one win in their last 10 games (going 1-8-1 in that span).

It’s difficult not to focus at least some of the attention on Jonathan Quick‘s tough times, even if the Kings are starving for offense (hence the reported interest in Sam Gagner). The 28-year-old Olympian has been in net for all four of those consecutive losses and hasn’t registered a 90 percent save percentage in that span; he has allowed 13 goals on just 79 shots during the last four games.

About the only solace is that some of their prominent rivals are struggling to at least some extent, as well. Bruce Boudreau fumed about the Anaheim Ducks’ work after their loss, the San Jose Sharks blew a third period lead tonight and the Vancouver Canucks are “off the rails.”

Does that make it all OK? Not necessarily, but it could be worse, too.

  1. slysipops - Feb 4, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    a song for BLOMFELD …..stay thirsty my friend..SLY…

  2. parasolmonster - Feb 4, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Four score, nay roughly eight and a half hours ago, the legion of the CHICAGO MIGHTYHAWKS marched into the arena of “That Was Easy” and proved that a KANE can trump any and all office supplies thrown at it. For there are likely more battles on the horizon between the INDIAN HEAD and the PURPLE ROYALS we shall not celebrate too loudly and invoke wrath from our foes, but for this moment we will cherish the win over LORD QUICK & the Bird Coach.

    Take it easy my friends from the City of Angels ….

    • thailer35 - Feb 4, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      You’re missing an all caps title to your post and some ‘unnecessary’ and ‘incorrect’ use of ‘single’ quotations ‘instead’ ‘of’ ‘double’.

      • patthehockeyfan - Feb 4, 2014 at 12:08 PM

        You forgot the smiley face emoticons, thailer. And about 700 exclamation points. And, finally, the requisite GKG (followed by another 700 exclamation points).

      • thailer35 - Feb 4, 2014 at 12:17 PM

        You’re absolutely right pat. Just goes to show, there is only one true blomfeld, and he cannot be replaced, recreated, or reprobated.

      • parasolmonster - Feb 4, 2014 at 12:24 PM

        I tried my hardest. There can be only one…

      • jhaegs - Feb 4, 2014 at 6:24 PM

        TODAY, TOMORROW, AND FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. itswhereyourmindsat - Feb 4, 2014 at 10:24 AM


  4. patthehockeyfan - Feb 4, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Why was that photo used with this story? It’s obvious the Kings are playing away, and it looks as if it was in Phoenix.

    The only good news (the word ‘good’ being used loosely) is that the other three teams in the top 4 in the WC lost too. Let’s go, Kings!

    • jhaegs - Feb 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      Because of the funny “Not so Quick” sign, seeing as Quick gave up 5 goals. I guess the Kings play offense OR defense. They should know “AND” is better….

      • patthehockeyfan - Feb 5, 2014 at 7:34 AM

        “Because of the funny “Not so Quick” sign, seeing as Quick gave up 5 goals.”

        I saw the sign in the photo. I didn’t find it as funny as you did, jhaegs.

  5. comeonnowguys - Feb 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    I’d probably have more dumb things to see the game if I could watch more than occasional look-ins from NHLN.

    Thanks again, WGN. You’re a peach. Please, keep showing the painful Bulls to America and not the Blackhawks.

  6. bsaures - Feb 4, 2014 at 4:59 PM


    1.Ben Bishop
    2. Tukka Rask
    98. Devan Dubnyk
    99. Blomfeld’s mother (alot of people score between her legs)
    100. Jonathan Quick

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