The move into the top four, necessitated by Duncan Keith's one-game suspension for high-sticking Jeff Carter in Game 3, meant Rozsival would likely play more minutes than he's used to and have more responsibility in the Blackhawks' special teams.
He passed every test Thursday night and helped lift Chicago to a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. The Blackhawks lead the best-of-7 series 3-1 and can advance to the Stanley Cup Final with a victory in Game 5 at United Center on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, RDS).
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk