Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 3 will begin at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 24, 2014. The Blacks will be visiting the Kings at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Information on how to watch the Blackhawks vs. Kings or Kings vs. Blackhawks Game 3 on live stream free can be found below.
The Kings tied the series with a 6-2 win after Game 2 on Wednesday, effectively turning the table on Blackhawks, who won Game 1 and had a 2-0 lead at the beginning of Game 2. The Kings shelled Hawks' goaltender Corey Crawford for five goals on 30 shots in third quarter.
"You're bound to give up something," Hawks captain Jonthan Toews said, according to Chicago Tribune. "(But) if they scored a goal to pull within one, it doesn't mean they have to score six unanswered. We always want to close out periods. We want to try to keep that momentum going into the next one but sometimes (that) happens. We just needed to find a way to bounce back early in that third and we didn't do it."
While Kings lost in Game 1, they made similar offensive attacks with 17 shot attempts and forced a goal. They regrouped and regained their confidence after Game 2.
For now, the series remain tense and neither team dare to underestimate their opponents if they want to win the series.
With home court advantage in Game 3, the Kings will attempt to continue that momentum over the visiting Blackhawks.
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, and 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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