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Crawford makes 25 saves, Blackhawks beat Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of Western Conference final

Sunday, 05.18.2014 / 6:05 PM The Canadian Press

CHICAGO - Corey Crawford made 25 saves, Jonathan Toews had a big goal in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference final Sunday.

Brandon Saad added a goal and an assist for Chicago, which remained perfect in seven home playoff games this year. Duncan Keith had a tiebreaking score in the third period.

Playing just two days after a Game 7 victory over Anaheim, the Kings got a second-period goal from Tyler Toffoli and outshot the Blackhawks 26-20. But Crawford made a couple of solid stops in another terrific performance.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday night.

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