Blackhawks crown Kings

The Chicago Blackhawks are one win away from their best start in franchise history with a 3-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings Sunday night. The team’s point streak hits 15. The Blackhawks have yet to lose a game in regulation this season.

The Hawks scored two goals in the first period and a third in the second period. Goals were scored by Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Sharp. Duncan Keith assisted on two of the team’s goals.

Kings Center Mike Richards scored two power play goals in the third period to cut the Hawks’ lead to one.

Hawks netminder Ray Emery, who made his second start in a row, had 27 saves in relief of Corey Crawford.

The team appears to all of the momentum as the hated Vancouver Canucks comes into town Tuesday night.

GAME RECAP

Final score: Blackhawks 3, Kings 2

CHI goals: Brent Seabrook from Duncan Keith and Michael Frolik; Jonathan Toews from Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith; Patrick Sharp from Jonathan Toews and Johnny Oduya

LAK goals: Mike Richards (2) from Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty; from Drew Doughty and Justin Williams

Three stars:

1)   Brent Seabrook

2)   Jonathan Toews

3)   Duncan Keith

Winning Goalie:  Ray Emery – 2 GA, .919 SV%

Losing Goalie:  Jonathan Quick – 3 GA, .926 SV%

Next game: Tue 2/19 vs. Vancouver Canucks 7:30pm CST

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