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Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings takes place in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Finals Game 3, with the Kings desperate for a win to get back into this series. The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Blackhawks have now won five consecutive games following their opening two wins in this series. However, the Kings will be confident of having what is needed to level things up in Los Angeles, where they have won 14 straight games at home. The Kings now play Game 3 and 4 at home and they will need to maintain that impressive home form to get things back to 2-2 in the series and try and turn things their way through Games 5 to 7.
But things will not be simple for the Kings, and through the opening two games the Blackhawks have not only beaten them well, but have beaten them up.
One area the Kings need to desperately improve is in offense. They have managed just three goals in the opening two games, and looking further back have scored just six in their last four games. They have only scored more than two goals just four times in their 15 postseason games, and if they cannot improve on that they will struggle against Chicago.
The last time the Kings lost at the Staples Center was in March, and with the pressure now on, the coming two games are must-win games if they are to have any chance of winning the conference title.
Consistency will be key for the Kings; so far they have struggled to play well through an entire game in this series. They will have to start well and maintain their intensity if they are to begin to turn things back their way tonight.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.