LOS ANGELES -- Killing penalties isn't a glamorous task, but when the Chicago Blackhawks get rolling shorthanded, it can be a beautiful scene to witness.
The defending champion Los Angeles Kings were dynamite on the penalty kill during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, erasing more than 92 percent of opponents' chances with the man-advantage, but the Blackhawks have been even better in 2013.
Chicago has been shorthanded 53 times in these playoffs, and the Blackhawks' penalty killers have been triumphant on 51 occasions, including 10-for-11 against Los Angeles in this year's ongoing Western Conference Final.
"We definitely take pride in our PK, whether it's blocking shots, keeping the puck out of the zone," Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook said. "[Goalie Corey Crawford] has been outstanding. … You know, I think it is helping us win games; that's the end goal. Our PK has been a big part of that. L.A. has a big power play. Detroit obviously had a good power play. We'll try to go in with our chances and try to be solid on it."