2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs nightly GIF recap: Who needs Duncan Keith?

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The Blackhawks handed the Kings their first home loss since March 23rd, and they did it without one of their best defensemen.

The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in Game 4 of their series on Thursday night to take a 3-1 series lead. They'll head back to Chicago with a chance to finish the Kings off on Saturday. It was the first time the Kings have lost at home this post-season, so how did the Blackhawks do it? Let's check out the juicy GIF details and figure it out.

The Kings opened the scoring early in the first, when playoff magic-man Slava Voynov beat Corey Crawford:

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Then it was time for Chicago's playoff phenom to answer, as Bryan Bickell got a weak one past Jonathan Quick:

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Quick would make amends shortly thereafter, stopping Bickell in alone to keep the game tied:

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Crawford allowed an ugly goal of his own in the second period when he failed to handle this slow-motion rebound:

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But the Blackhawks would tie again, as Patrick Kane poked the puck over the line to record his first goal in a while:

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The Blackhawks owned the Kings in the third period, beginning with this early goal from Marian Hossa:

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And they could have been up by two if Patrick Kane didn't shoot this puck right into Jonathan Quick's glove:

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The Kings only managed two shots in the entire third period, which isn't going to get you any victories no matter how funny your team Twitter account might be.

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