Los Angeles Falls 4-3 to Blackhawks - Recap
|Los Angeles Falls 4-3 to Blackhawks - Recap|
Chicago earned a 4-3 victory over Los Angeles behind a 2-goal performance from Patrick Sharp on Monday at STAPLES Center.
Chicago was an underdog by +125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Chicago got goals from Patrick Sharp (2), Marian Hossa, and Jonathan Toews in the victory. Hossa opened the scoring at 18:42 of the first period.
Corey Crawford turned in a 26-save effort for the Blackhawks.
Ryan Smyth (2) and Michal Handzus scored for the Kings, finding the net behind Corey Crawford.
Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 28 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Chicago went 2-for-4, while the Kings were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
Chicago lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 29-28.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Dallas looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Nashville.