Corey Crawford makes 25 saves to push Blackhawks past Kings

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Corey Crawford made 25 saves to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1 Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference final at United Center.

The 29-year-old Crawford has allowed only one goal in each of the past three games. He leads the NHL with a 1.90 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in the playoffs.

Brandon Saad had a goal in the first period to give defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.

The Kings got a second-period score from Tyler Toffoli. Duncan Keith had a tiebreaking tally for the Blackhawks in the third period.

Then Jonathan Toews one-timed Johnny Oduya’s pass right by Jonathan Quick to make it 3-1 at 16:10 of the third period.

Jonathan Quick made 17 saves for the Kings.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday night at Chicago.

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