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Western Conference Finals: Games 3 and 4 vs. Los Angeles

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks bounced back from a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals with a 3-2 Game 4 victory on June 6, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With the win, Chicago pushed the defending Stanley Cup champions to the brink of elimination while handing them their first home loss of the postseason.

The Blackhawks and Kings take the ice for warm ups before Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on June 4, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Patrick Sharp surveys the ice during a pause in the action on June 4. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Corey Crawford stopped 25 of 27 shots during Game 3, while Los Angeles netminder Jonathan Quick turned away 19 of 20. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Patrick Kane drives the puck up the ice past Rob Scuderi and Anze Kopitar of the Kings. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Corey Crawford reacts after allowing a goal from L.A.'s Justin Williams in the first period of Game 3. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Marcus Kruger tries to skate through traffic past L.A. defensemen Rob Scuderi and Matt Greene. (Photo by Chase-Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Jonathan Toews and Nick Leddy celebrate with Bryan Bickell after Bickell cut L.A.'s lead in half with a wrap-around goal in the second. It would be Chicago's only goal on the night after Dwight King sunk an empty-netter in the third for a 3-1 final score. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Corey Crawford challenges Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings on June 6, 2013, during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Bryan Bickell whips the puck toward the net for one of four shots, second-most on the team after Patrick Kane's seven. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook congratulate Bryan Bickell on his first-period tally. Bickell has recorded at least one point through the first four games of the Western Conference Finals and ranks second in the NHL with eight postseason goals, a career-high for the forward.(Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

Patrick Kane chips the puck past Jonathan Quick for his first goal of the series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Jonathan Toews reacts to Patrick Kane's second-period goal. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Brent Seabrook tumbles over the back of Niklas Hjalmarsson after taking a hit from L.A.'s Dustin Penner. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Marian Hossa celebrates after breaking a 2-2 tie early in the third with the eventual game-winning goal. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Jonathan Quick makes a diving glove save in the third period to stop a shot from Patrick Kane. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Viktor Stalberg congratulates Corey Crawford after time expires against L.A. on June 6. The Blackhawks now hold a 3-1 lead over the Kings in the best-of-seven series. (Photo by Evan Gole/NHLI via Getty Images)

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