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Brown lifts Kings past Blackhawks 5-4

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm •  Published: March 25, 2013
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After Stoll and Frolik exchanged scores in the middle of the period, Kane gave the Blackhawks the lead when he waited until the perfect moment to slide the puck past a prone Quick on the left side of the net for his team-best 17th of the season.

Los Angeles needed just 40 seconds to respond, getting the tying goal at 19:59 of the period. Drew Doughty made a strong push that was denied by Crawford, but the rebound went off King's skate and in for his fourth on the year.

And just like that, the Kings had equaled their output from the previous three games in just one period.

"For them to tie it up I think gave them the momentum," Kane said. "But we came back and took the lead and obviously didn't play very well with the lead. Tough loss for sure."

The Blackhawks used a quick burst of precision passing to jump in front 5:55 into the game. Toews won a faceoff in the Kings' end back to Keith, who quickly sent it forward to Brandon Saad. The rookie forward then passed it to the middle to Frolik, who whipped it past Quick for his first goal since Chicago's 5-2 victory at Los Angeles in the season opener on Jan. 19.

Chicago had a chance to add to the lead, but was unable to score during a four-minute power play in the first. Los Angeles hasn't allowed a power-play goal since the second period of a 4-3 loss to San Jose on March 14, killing off the past 17 chances it has faced.

"We worked hard," Brown said. "We didn't get discouraged. We battled against different things each period. The four-minute kill was huge in the first. It gave us a chance to battle back."

NOTES: Blackhawks LW Brandon Bollig and Kings C Jordan Nolan dropped their gloves and ditched their helmets for a fight in the second period. Bollig patted Nolan on the back of the head after it was broken up by the officials, then skated over to the penalty box and pounded the glass as the door closed. ... The Kings have never been shut out in three consecutive games. ... LW Daniel Carcillo and D Sheldon Brookbank also were scratched for the Blackhawks. ... RWs Brad Richardson and Dustin Penner, along with D Davis Drewiske, were the scratches for Los Angeles.

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