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Chicago Blackhawks End Several Streaks in 3-1 Victory Over the Los Angeles Kings

December 16th, 2013 at 12:24 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

After getting dominated the night before, the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back and handed the Los Angeles Kings a 3-1 loss Sunday night. The win was great for the Blackhawks, but the loss meant a lot more to the Kings. It was the first time in 19 games that the Kings allowed more than two goals in a game. It was also the first time in 19 games that they had allowed a first period goal. It was a night of ending streaks as the Kings' six game winning streak came to an end, while the Blackhawks one game skid came to an end. The Blackhawks move to 24-7-5 with the win, while the Kings fall to 22-8-4 with the loss.

Scoring Summary

1st Period:

05:45 CHI SHG: Marian Hossa (14) assisted by Jonathan Toews and Niklas Hjalmarsson

09:59 CHI GOAL: Kris Versteeg (6) assisted by Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook

19:31 CHI PPG: Patrick Sharp (16) assisted by Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith

2nd Period:

NONE

3rd Period:

16:06 LAK GOAL: Alec Martinez (2) assisted by Matt Greene and Jordan Nolan

Here are some notes from the game:

  • Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville picked up his 684th career NHL win, tying him with Pat Quinn for fourth all-time. Scotty Bowman stands alone in first with 1,244 wins.
  • Goalie Antti Raanta bounced back after a rough outing the night before by stopping 21 of 22 shots for the Blackhawks.
  • Patrick Kane extended his point streak to nine games, recording 17 points over that stretch.
  • Kings goalie Ben Scrivens stopped 37 of 40 shots in the loss for the Kings. Scrivens leads the NHL in save percentage (.941) and shutouts (3).
  • The Kings went 0-3 on the power play and allowed a short-handed goal as the first goal of the game.

NEXT GAME: Tuesday, December 17 @ Nashville Predators. 7 pm. CT.


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