Blackhawks vs. Kings Game 5 update: Los Angeles outgunned badly in the first period

Gregory Shamus

Chicago leads 2-0 after one frame and it's not really even that close.

The Blackhawks clearly want to finish this series in Game 5. They sent that message loud and clear in the first period, taking a 2-0 lead over Los Angeles with a barrage of offensive activity.

Things were going alright for the Kings until Duncan Keith's prayer was answered by Jonathan Quick's five-hole.

Chihawksg1_medium

You can't really blame Quick on that shot. That puck was just blessed by Lady Luck and slipped through the tiniest of cracks between those two goalie pads.

You can blame the Kings for this next goal. Some standing around and poor puck tracking led to a score by Patrick Kane.

Chawksgoal2_medium

Energized by the two tallies, the Blackhawks continued to pepper Quick and the Kings. Los Angeles could barely get the puck out of its own zone, and a lot of forays into the Chicago end of the ice ended rather quickly. After getting outshot 10-4 in the first, the Kings need to turn things around quickly (no pun intended) to save their season.

More in the NHL:

Complete Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage

Celebrating hockey’s ‘anti-heroes’

Our playoff predictions

The best of our hockey network

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.