Kings look to eliminate Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks have dropped three straight to the Kings in the NHL’s Western Conference final. That makes tonight’s home game for the ‘Hawks a truly “must win” situation. If the Kings take tonight’s game they’ll advance to the Stanley Cup finals while a win by Chicago would force a sixth game Friday night back in L.A.
The Blackhawks escaped a 3-1 hole in the second round against Detroit last season, but that’s the only time in franchise history Chicago has rallied from that deficit.