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Video: Kings open up three-goal lead over Blackhawks in Game 4

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.

It started on their second power play of the game, when a goalie interference minor called against Marian Hossa for colliding with Jonathan Quick in the L.A. crease, negated their advantage.

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.

  1. blomfeld - May 26, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Way to go Dustin ! … we luv ya man ! … always have, always will … Blomfeld & LA Kings Nation :)


  2. Professor Fate - May 26, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Good to see Brown finally get a goal. ‘Hawks are doing a poor job of keeping the crease clear.

  3. Professor Fate - May 26, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    One shot on three power plays for Chicago and L.A. comes right back and scores their fourth goal. Sweet.

  4. c9castine - May 26, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    blackhawks getting beat up right now.

    all good teams lose.

  5. r8rbhawk - May 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    It has been a long time since I have seen the Blackhawks appear so inept. That said, it is the Blackhawks turn to have a roaring comeback in the third period.

  6. Professor Fate - May 26, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Conventional wisdom dictates you pull your goaltender late for an extra attacker when behind, but it doesn’t usually work against the Kings. That defense is just too good.

    When the Kings had their third period comeback in game 2 they scored a ton. The ‘Hawks comeback in the third was one goal. On to Chicago for a chance to finish this series. Great job, guys, way to defend your rink.

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