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Now it's a series: Blackhawks regroup for Game 3 after series-evening rally by LA Kings

Thursday, 05.22.2014 / 7:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Now it's a series: Blackhawks regroup for Game 3 after series-evening rally by LA Kings

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - After Chicago's recent mastery of the Los Angeles Kings completely came apart in one crazy period, the Blackhawks are headed to the West Coast to figure out how to get it back.

When the teams return to the ice on Saturday night for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, the Kings hope to build on their five-goal third period in a 6-2 victory on Wednesday night.

Until Game 2, Chicago had beaten the Kings six straight times and in nine of the clubs' last 10 meetings dating back to last season's conference finals.

The Blackhawks had a 2-0 lead with 22 minutes left in Game 2 before it all fell apart. But the Kings feel they had been making strides against the defending champions for a while now.

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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

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