Jeff Carter’s three goals fuel Kings late surge to top Blackhawks

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Jeff Carter had three of the Los Angeles Kings’ six straight goals as they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 6-2 Wednesday at United Center to even the Western Conference final at a game apiece.

Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin also scored in the Kings’ five-goal third period.

The Blackhawks got off to a strong start, with Nick Leddy ‘s power-play goal at 14:16 of the first giving them the lead.

Then Ben Smith beat Jonathan Quick on a line change to make 2-0 at 1:40 of the second.

The Kings only stared scoring with 1:46 left in the second when Mike Richards’ pass to the crease went off Justin Williams’ right skate and past Corey Crawford to cut the Blackhawks’ lead to 2-1.

Carter redirected Drew Doughty’s slap shot by Corey Crawford to tie it at 2-2 just 1:37 into the third. Muzzin then had another power-play score at 4:04 that gave that put the Kings ahead.

Tanner Pearson set up goals by Toffoli at 8:59 and Carter at 14:44, and Carter added an empty-netter.

Jonathan Quick made 23 saves for the Kings while Corey Crawford had 25 saves for the Blackhawks.

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