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Monday, March 25, 2013
Rapid Reaction: Kings 5, Hawks 4

By Scott Powers



CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the Los Angeles Kings' 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Monday.

How it happened: The Kings broke a 4-4 tie when Dustin Brown scored with 1:27 left in the third period. The Blackhawks went ahead 4-3 early in third period on a goal by Jonathan Toews, but Tyler Toffoli tied it for the Kings at 8:06. The Blackhawks’ other goals were scored by Michael Frolik (2) and Patrick Kane. The Kings’ three other goals were scored by Anze Kopitar, Jarret Stoll and Dwight King. Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford allowed five goals and made 31 saves.

Player of the game: Frolik hadn’t scored since the season opener, which also happened to be against the Kings.

What it means: The Blackhawks fell to 25-4-3 with the loss. The Kings improved to 18-12-2. The Kings had been shut out in their previous two games.

What’s next: The Blackhawks are back at it on Tuesday when they host the Calgary Flames. The Blackhawks defeated the Flames 3-2 in a shootout on Feb. 2.