Jeff Carter powers Kings in ripping Blackhawks for series lead

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists to lead the Los Angeles Kings in topping the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3 Saturday at Staples Center.

Tyler Toffoli scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 24 saves as the Kings took a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Jonathan Toews stole the puck from Justin Williams and beat Jonathan Quick between the legs to give the Blackhawks their first lead at 5:26 of the opening period.

After Slava Voynov tied it 50 seconds later, Toews connected with his second goal off a rebound at 13:19 of the period.

In the second period, Tanner Pearson corralled a puck and fed it to Carter to tie the game at 2-all.

Carter then set up the go-ahead score by Toffoli at 14:19 of the second. Drew Doughty scored shortly after a power play expired in the third period to put the Kings ahead by 4-2.

Patrick Sharp had a goal for the Blackhawks with 5 seconds left for the final score.

Corey Crawford stopped 28 shots for the Blackhawks.

Game 4 is Monday night at Staples Center.

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