Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 2 will begin at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The Kings will be visiting the Blackhawks at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Information on how to watch the Kings vs. Blackhawks or Blackhawks vs. Kings Game 2 on live stream free can be found below.
Defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks put in three goals to defeat the Kings in Game 1. While they had less attempted shots, Chicago were successful in getting the puck behind Kings' goalie, and lead the best-of-7 series with 1-0.
After Chicago scored the first goal, the Kings came back with 17 shot attempts and forced a goal. However, Kings were completely shut down after the third period, making only 4 shot attempts. The Blackhawks' consistency in making a goal each quarter gave them the edge at the beginning of this series.
While the Kings is ready to tie the series, the Blackhawks will not go easy on their opponent, especially since this is the finals and it will be held at their home ice in United Center.
Coming into the Final, the Kings mounted an incredible comeback after trailing 3-0 in the best-of-7 series against the San Jose Sharks. And they not only forced a Game 7, but overpowered their northern California rival to proceed to the Western Conference Final.
This is the second consecutive season that the past two Stanley Cup champions will meet at this point in the competition.
Before making the comeback, Kings player held onto the mentality of possibility to rally from a 3-0 deficit, and they did it one game at a time.
"You just can't look at the mountain and expect to do it all at once. It's a process to just put games together, put shifts together. And it starts with Thursday night. You can't win four unless you win one," said Mike Richards, who along with Jeff Carter was part of the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers that rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Boston Bruins with four straight wins.
The Blackhawks trailed 0-2 before defeating the Minnesota Wild in six games. They won the Presidents' Trophy last season.
"I think we're at the same level we were at last year. So that's where we're at. But we like the momentum we have. We like the challenge that's ahead of us, but L.A. is going to be a tough opponent. I know we talked about underestimating Minnesota going into that series. There's no way we'd think of underestimating [Los Angeles]."
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