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Doughty gives Kings OT win against Blackhawks

Scores with 17 seconds remaining to help Los Angeles end four-game losing streak

by Dan Greenspan / Independent Correspondent

Doughty nets game-winner in OT

CHI@LAK: Doughty cleans up rebound to win it in OT

Corey Crawford denies Tyler Toffoli's try on the odd-man rush, but Drew Doughty finds the loose puck and slides it home to win in overtime, 4-3

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LOS ANGELES -- Drew Doughty scored with 17 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center on Saturday.

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford saved the initial shot by Tyler Toffoli during an odd-man rush, but the puck trickled free and Doughty was able to poke it in. 

"You count on players like that to provide big moments, both offensively and defensively, and he provided one of those tonight for us," Kings coach Todd McLellan said. "He made a good play on the initial 2-on-1 and I think he was building momentum to come back to our end. Usually it's a track meet, 2-on-1 one way, 2-on-1 the other, and he saw the loose puck and was smart enough and had enough poise to break his skating down and put it in. So good for him."


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Michael Amadio, Matt Roy and Kyle Clifford scored, Toffoli and Dustin Brown each had two assists, and Jack Campbell made 24 saves for the Kings (5-9-0).

Jonathan Toews tied the game at 3-3 at 18:21 of the third period for the Blackhawks (3-6-3), who are 1-4-2 in their past seven games. David Kampf and Dominik Kubalik scored, and Crawford made 40 saves.

"It was nice of us to tie it late," Crawford said. "We get a point out of it. We had a chance to win it too in OT, but I mean it's not going to be easy. We just got to keep working hard, maybe work a little bit harder." 

Video: CHI@LAK: Roy beats Crawford to extend the lead

Amadio scored on a backhand at the back post off a pass by Brown to put the Kings ahead 3-2 at 12:37 of the third period, but Toews tied it on a wrist shot from the left circle with Crawford off for an extra attacker. Toews ended a run of six straight games without a point. 

Chicago rallied to tie the game at 2-2 on Kampf's goal at 17:23 of the first period. Campbell misplayed the puck outside his crease under pressure from Kubalik, giving Kampf a shot into an open net from the slot. Kampf scored for the second time in three games after going the first nine games of the season without a goal. 

The Blackhawks cut the margin to 2-1 when Kubalik scored a power-play goal on a wrist shot from the right circle at 8:25. The goal ended an 0-for-21 drought with the man-advantage dating to Oct. 18 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.  

Clifford put the Kings up 1-0 at 2:50 on a wrist shot from the left circle. Roy made it 2-0 on a wrist shot from the high slot at 4:29, his first point of the season. 

Both goals were the product of an aggressive forecheck, something the Kings had struggled to execute consistently during their losing streak.  

"It makes me feel good, but it should make them feel really good," McLellan said. "That's what we want to hang our hat on. I didn't think we played that way for five, six, seven periods, so tonight we were able to sustain it, line one, two, three and four. We just kept handing off good shifts, and momentum was built, and we sustained it."

Crawford came out of the game after allowing Roy's goal. Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton said the on-ice officials requested that Crawford be put into the NHL concussion protocol after he took a shot by Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid to the mask at 2:41. Crawford went to the dressing room and was replaced by Robin Lehner before returning at 9:47.

Lehner made five saves in relief. 

Video: CHI@LAK: Brown sets up Amadio's goal in the 3rd


They said it

"He was good. Of course, we're trying to be a bit careful on the road not starting him in D-zone, but I thought he was very good. Made a lot of plays. I thought he performed well." -- Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton on defenseman Adam Boqvist, who played 15:38 in his NHL debut 

"I was a little bit tired because I played maybe two or three minutes in overtime, so when you see the ice open up for you like that you're not tired anymore. You just take off." -- Kings defenseman Drew Doughty on the winning goal

Video: Drew Doughty wins the game in overtime.


Need to know

Boqvist, recalled from Rockville of the American Hockey League on Thursday, was the No. 8 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. … Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach got his second NHL assist and third point in his sixth game. … The Kings have allowed at least one power-play goal in five of seven home games. 


What's next

Blackhawks: At the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-W, NBCSCH, NHL.TV)

Kings: At the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; TSN4, FS-W, NHL.TV)

Video: Doughty, Kings take down Blackhawks in overtime

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