Kings Vs. Blackhawks: Los Angeles Loses To Chicago, 2-1

Kings center Jarret Stoll picks up the only goal in a 2-1 Kings loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Kings Schedule: Goals At A Premium Against Sharks, Panthers, Canadiens

The Los Angeles Kings have dropped two straight games, but have a trio of home games at Staples Center this week to look to climb the Western Conference playoff ladder in the NHL. In the tightly packed west, the Kings are currently on the outside of the playoff picture but are also just a point out of a tie for fourth place in the conference. This week, two of their three games are against first-place teams.

Monday vs. San Jose Sharks (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports West): The Sharks are in a three-way tie for first place in the Pacific Division, but the Kings are just one point back. The Kings lost 4-2 in San Jose on November 7 in their only meeting so far this season.

Thursday vs. Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports West): The Panthers, with 28 points, are tops in the Southeast Division, and are 7-5-0 on the road this season.

Saturday vs. Montreal Canadiens (12:30 p.m., NHL Network, Fox Sports West): The Kings conclude their four-game homestand with a matinee affair against Montreal.

The Kings have scored just eight goals in their last four games, and each of their three opponents this week are in the upper half of the NHL in fewest goals allowed. If Los Angeles can put some goals on the board this week, they can make a move in the Western Conference.

For more information about Kings hockey, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.


Kings Vs. Blackhawks Final Score: Jarret Stoll Scores Only Kings Goal In 2-1 Loss

The Chicago Blackhawks came to Southern California to play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. The end result was a close game, but the Kings were unable to find the offense they needed, and ended up taking the 2-1 loss.

Both teams took a total of 27 shots on goal in the game, but Chicago's Corey Crawford only allowed a single goal.

The Blackhawks got on the board first in the opening period, scoring on a wrap-around by Andrew Brunette. The second period saw Jarret Stoll score the only Kings goal of the game, an unassisted wrist shot. Unfortunately, Jonathan Toews would score a wrist shot of his own a few minutes later to put Chicago on top for good.

Jonathan Quick held the Blackhawks scoreless in the third period, although the Blackhawks only had five shots on goal in that final frame. The Kings tried a late push, taking 10 shots in the third period, but were unable to break through against Crawford.

To keep up with all things related to the Kings, please visit Jewels From The Crown.


Kings Vs. Blackhawks: Chicago & Patrick Sharp Have Tormented Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Kings return home to open a four-game homestand Saturday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Kings (11-7-4) are one point behind the San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars for first place in the Pacific Division in the NHL, and are currently in a three-way tie for sixth place in a tightly bunched Western Conference. The Kingshave struggled mightily against the Blackhawks in recent years.

The Kings have lost to the Blackhawks six straight times, and have just one overtime win against Chicago in their last 10 meetings:

  • January 3, 2011 - Blackhawks 4, Kings 3: Jonathan Toews scored with 5:27 remaining in the third period to give Chicago the win at Staples Center.
  • December 19, 2010 - Blackhawks 3, Kings 2
  • November 27, 2010 - Blackhawks 2, Kings 1
  • October 27, 2010 - Blackhawks 3, Kings 1
  • March 18, 2010 - Blackhawks 3, Kings 0: The Kings only managed 17 shots on Antti Niemi, and he saved them all.
  • March 10, 2010 - Blackhawks 3, Kings 2 (OT): Patrick Sharp scored the second of his two goals in overtime for the win.
  • November 28, 2009 - Kings 2, Blackhawks 1 (SO): Jonathan Quick saved 32 of 33 shots, and stopped both efforts in the shootout for the Kings' lone win against Chicago in the last 34 months.
  • November 9, 2009 - Blackhawks 4, Kings 1: Three goals in the final period provided the final margin for Chicago.
  • March 22, 2009 - Blackhawks 4, Kings 1: Sharp scored two goals in the win for Chicago
  • March 1, 2009 - Blackhawks 4, Kings 2

Sharp has been the Kings' largest tormenter during the Blackhawks' 9-0-1 run against Los Angeles, with eight goals and seven assists in nine games during that span. Toews has chipped in with five goals and four assists in 10 games, and Patrick Kane has been a facilitator with a goal and eight assists in nine games.


Saturday night's 7:30 p.m. game will be televised by Fox Sports West as well as WGN. For more Kings hockey news and analysis, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.


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