May 26, 2014, 10:08 PM EDT
That was Murphy’s Law right there. Anything that could go wrong with the Chicago Blackhawks did go wrong in the first period of Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Monday.
Then the Kings, leading the series 2-1 already, proceeded to open up a three-goal lead on goals from Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown all within under seven minutes. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks are now on the ropes – in this game and soon the best-of-seven series.
Here’s the Muzzin goal, already his fifth of the post-season.
Here’s the Gaborik goal, his 10th of the post-season, which leads all NHL players.
Here’s the Brown goal, his third of the post-season, and second power play goal of the evening for L.A.
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