May 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) celebrates with center Jeff Carter (77) and right wing Justin Williams (14) after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 in game two of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily Recap: Kings Take Game 2

Last night in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks looked to go up 2-0 on the Los Angeles Kings in Chicago.

Los Angeles Kings – 6 Chicago Blawkhawks – 2

*For the first time in the 2014 NHL playoffs, the Blackhawks lost at home. Chicago jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to Nick Leddy and Ben Smith, but Justin Williams cut the lead in half with 2 minutes remaining in the second period. The Kings came out storming in the third period and took advantage of a couple of early Blackhawk penalties. The Kings scored three goals in the first nine minutes of the period to take a 4-2 lead. Jeff Carter started the third period scoring on the power play just 1:37 into the period and then added two late goals, the last one into an empty net, to complete the hat trick. Jake Muzzin scored the game winning goal for the Kings, also on the power play. Jonathan Quick made 23 saves in victory while Corey Crawford had 25 saves in defeat. The Blackhawks went 1 for 4 on the power play and failed to cash in on a 5-on-3 advantage in the first period. Game three is Saturday night in Los Angeles.

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