The special teams have been awful. The faceoff circle has been a huge problem. Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp have combined for one goal for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final.
Darryl Sutter and Joel Quenneville will leave the arguments about etiquette and unwritten rules to the coaches in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings have taken similar paths toward the top, hitting big in the draft and making shrewd moves after rough stretches.
While the Anaheim Ducks packed up for the summer, Teemu Selanne already was off enjoying his first few days of retirement.
Sure, the Chicago Blackhawks have a bunch of veteran forwards who have a history of clutch goals.
The Los Angeles Kings fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, 3-1.
On Friday night, the Los Angeles Kings were in Anaheim for Game 7 of their second-round series against the top-seeded Ducks.
The Los Angeles Kings will face the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday for game 1 of the Western Conference Finals
The first opportunity for Kings fans to buy playoff tickets for the Western Conference Final postseason games at STAPLES Center begins this Tuesday, the Kings announced tonight.
The Los Angeles Kings are facing their fifth playoff elimination game of the spring.
Devante Smith-Pelly scored two goals 1:23 apart in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks moved to the brink of the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Monday night.
When John Gibson flew across the continent from Newfoundland a few days ago, he knew there was a good chance he would make his NHL postseason debut shortly after he finally landed in Southern California.
John Gibson made 28 saves in his dynamic NHL playoff debut, captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks evened their second-round playoff series with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Saturday night.
Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, Corey Perry got his first goal of the series, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Kings 3-2 on Thursday night to trim Los Angeles’ series lead to 2-1.