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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Kings in OT, 4-3 - Nov. 2, 2019

Chicago overcomes early 2-0 hole, falls to Kings in overtime

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

Chicago fought back from an early 2-0 hole and Jonathan Toews scored a late equalizer to force overtime, but the Blackhawks fell to the Los Angeles Kings in the extra frame on Saturday night, 4-3. 

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Dominik Kubalik provided the offensive spark, scoring on the power play and created the chance on David Kampf goal in the first period. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Chicago was perfect on special teams on the night, going 1-for-1 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. 

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks are right back to action on Sunday against the Anaheim Duck with puck drop at 7 p.m. CT. 


GAME RECAP

Los Angeles struck early as Kyle Clifford received a pass from the corner at the faceoff dot and snapped a quick wrister past Corey Crawford on the far side of the goal for a 1-0 lead at 2:50 of the first. 

The Kings doubled their lead just moments later as Matt Roy kept a puck in at the blue line and walked into the high slot before firing a wrist shot past Crawford at 4:29 of the first for a 2-0 advantage. 

It was the man advantage for the Blackhawks that struck on its first attempt of the game, as Kirby Dach drew two defenders to him in front of the goal, opening up space for Kubalik to pounce on a loose puck in the slot and pull Chicago within one at 8:25 of the opening frame. The goal snapped an 0-for-21 power play drought for the Blackhawks. 

Video: CHI@LAK: Kubalik gains puck, goes top shelf for PPG

Kubalik was in the right place at the right time again just before the end of the first, forechecking as Kings goalie Jack Campbell played a puck to the side of his own goal, eventually fumbling it into the slot where David Kampf found the open net to tie the game 2-2 at 17:23. 

Video: CHI@LAK: Kampf capitalizes on Campbell's error

After a scoreless middle frame, the Kings re-gained the lead at 12:37 of the third period as Michael Amadio connected on a back-door pass off the rush, sliding a puck under Crawford's left pad for a 3-2 lead. 

With just under three minutes to play, head coach Jeremy Colliton used his timeout and pulled Crawford for the extra attacker, and Toews found the equalizer off a cross-ice feed from Patrick Kane at 18:21 of the third to tie it 3-3 and send the game to overtime. 

Video: CHI@LAK: Toews evens it up late in the 3rd

In the dying seconds of overtime, the Kings found the winner as Drew Doughty found a loose puck off a Crawford save and scored with 16.6 left on the clock. 

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