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Blackhawks Take 1-0 Series Lead Over Los Angeles

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The Chicago Blackhawks took a 1-0 series lead over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, Saturday with a 2-1 victory.

The Kings took a 1-0 lead on their 2nd shot of the game, in the 1st period, when Justin Williams tipped the puck into the back of the net.

The Blackhawks went into the 1st intermission down, 1-0, despite out shooting Los Angeles 17-2 in the 1st period.

Patrick Sharp finally found the back of the L.A. net, to tie the game at 1-1, with his NHL leading 8th goal of the post-season. Marian Hossa then tipped one by Jonathan Quick later in the 2nd, to give Chicago a 2-1 lead.

Quick made 34 saves in the loss, and Corey Crawford saved 21 shots in his 9th victory this post season for the Blackhawks.

Chicago hosts Los Angeles Sunday at 7PM.

*Picture courtesy of Blackhawks.nhl.com

 

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