First period recap: Hawks 1, Kings 1
LOS ANGELES -- The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings are tied 1-1 after the first period at the Staples Center.
The Hawks had a lackluster start to the game on Sunday against Anaheim, this one was worse. Outshot 13 to 6, as well as outplayed, they’re fortunate to be tied.
The Kings got on the board first, with a continuation goal one second after power play ended from Jack Johnson. (The Hawks took two bad penalties in the opening 20 minutes.) Los Angeles gained momentum off both those man-advantage opportunities while the Hawks, arguably, had zero scoring chances until their power play late in the period.
Marian Hossa took a pass down low from Tomas Kopecky, to the left of Jonathan Quick, and quickly stuffed it past the goaltender for his ninth of the year and a fortunate tie of the game for the Hawks at the end of the first period.