Slava Voynov opened the scoring in Game 4. It bode well for the Los Angeles Kings, who were a perfect 22-0-0 this season when scoring first in front of the Staples Center crowd. Couple that with their 8-0 record at home in these playoffs and there was cause for optimism in LA.
When the final horn sounded, there was markedly less.
In the span of three minutes (and an intermission), the Chicago Blackhawks scored twice, turning a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead that would be the final score. The Blackhawks took Game 4, and with it, a commanding 3-1 lead on the Western Conference Final as the series shifts back to Chicago for Game 5.
Marian Hossa scored the game-winner at 1:10 of the third period. After the Kings got caught on a sloppy line change, Johnny Oduya found Michal Handzus streaking into the LA end to kick off an odd-man rush, and Handzus paid it forward, feeding Hossa at the top of the circle.
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