Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog
Hard-hitting Blackhawks coverage

Blackhawks Crash LA Kings' Party with 5-2 Rout



    Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa (81), Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, second from right, and Jonathan Toews celebrate a goal by Kane during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. The Blackhawks won 5-2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist, Corey Crawford made 19 saves, and the Chicago Blackhawks crashed the Kings' Stanley Cup championship celebration with a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday.

    Captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who jumped to a 3-0 lead on Michael Frolik's goal less than 15 minutes in. With superior speed and skill, Chicago ruined the party shortly after the Kings raised their first championship banner to the Staples Center rafters.

    Rob Scuderi and Jordan Nolan scored and Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots for the Kings, who returned every player from the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup.