If these playoffs have taught us anything, it's that the Los Angeles Kings are just about unstoppable on home ice. Game 3 has followed that trend so far, as the Chicago Blackhawks trail 1-0 after one period.
The Kings wasted no time getting on the board first. Justin Williams had the shift of his life just three minutes in, stick-handling through Hawks defenders as he entered the zone to allow his teammates to follow. Seconds later, he scored his sixth goal of the playoffs.
Williams got another chance a few moments later when Michal Rozsival slipped on a banana peel in the corner.
The Blackhawks didn't get a shot on goal until eight minutes passed, but by the end of the period they had nearly matched the Kings shot for shot. Their late-period surge was almost in vain, though, but luckily Drew Doughty's shot in the final minute rattled off the post, and Chicago avoided a two-goal deficit.