March 11, 2012 4:50 pm

Game 69: Kings 3, Blackhawks 2 (FINAL, SO)

The four-game, Central Division road trip comes to an end tonight, and the Kings desperately need a victory. The Kings take on the Chicago Blackhawks, with all the action on NBC Sports Network and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

OVERTIME
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Emery.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 1-0 in overtime. Total shots were 37-29 in favor of the Blackhawks.

SHOOTOUT
Kings: Williams, save.
Blackhawks: Kane, save.

Kings: Carter, wide.
Blackhawks: Sharp, save.

Kings: Brown, save.
Blackhawks: Hossa, wide.

Kings: Stoll, wide.
Blackhawks: Stalberg, save.

Kings: Kopitar, save.
Blackhawks: Shaw, save.

Kings: Richards, GOAL.
Blackhawks: Kruger, poke.

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Emery.
Penalty shot saved: The Blackhawks had a penalty-shot attempt 6:28 into the period, after Rob Scuderi pulled down Viktor Stalberg on a breakaway, but Quick made the save.
Kings 2, Blackhawks 2: Just over a minute after their failed penalty-shot attempt, the Blackhawks tied the game 7:36 into period. Marian Hossa walked out of the corner and took the puck to the net. Quick made the initial stop but couldn’t cover the puck with heavy traffic in front. Patrick Kane crashed the net and poked the puck over the line. Brent Seabrook also got an assist.
End of period: The Blackhawks outshot the Kings 16-7 in the period. The Kings had the period’s only power play, in the final three minutes, and could not score.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Emery.
Kings 1, Blackhawks 1: With the Blackhawks pressuring throughout the period, the Kings killed off a penalty but then allowed the game-tying goal with 7:23 remaining. Matt Greene lunged in an attempt to knock away the puck, and then Drew Doughty fell into Quick in an attempt to break up the play. That left Patrick Sharp for a close-range shot, that Doughty managed to deflect away, but Marcus Kruger was all alone in front to score through the bodies in front of the net. Viktor Stalberg also got an assist.
Kings 2, Blackhawks 1: The Kings regained the lead with 2:35 remaining in the period. Dwight King and Mike Richards did some nice physical work behind the Chicago net to free up the puck. King held the puck and centered it to Jeff Carter, who scored on a one-timer from close range. Carter’s goal was the 200th of his career.
End of period: The Blackhawks outshot the Kings 10-4 in the period. The Kings went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and did not have a power play.

FIRST PERIOD
Officials: Eric Furlatt, Dan O’Halloran (referees); Pierre Champoux, Vaughan Rody (linesmen).
Lineups: Davis Drewiske, Brad Richardson and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ healthy scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Blackhawks’ Ray Emery.
Kings 1, Blackhawks 0: After a mad scramble in front of the Kings’ net, and a couple brilliant stops by Quick, the Kings scored on a 4-on-1 break at the other end. Justin Williams slowed down on the right side and dropped a pass for Slava Voynov, who steadied the puck on his stick in the slot and beat Emery with a wrist shot. Dustin Brown also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 17-11 in the period. The Kings went 1-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

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