The Chicago Blackhawks continued their winning ways on Sunday afternoon, stretching their 2012-13 unbeaten streak to 15 games with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center, as part of NBC's Hockey Day in America.
The Hawks got off to a fast start, dominating the Kings in the first period in all aspects of the game while jumping out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews.
Patrick Sharp added his first goal in 10 games early in the second, but the Kings made a game of it with two Mike Richards power-play markers in the third to keep the score close.
Backup goaltender Ray Emery was sharp for the Hawks in relief of the injured Cory Crawford, while Kings' netminder Jonathan Quick was under siege early and often, ultimately turning away 34 of 37 shots.
Though the Kings didn't get a point out of the match, the game should be considered a moral victory of sorts considering they were embarrassed 5-2 by the Blackhawks in their first game of the shortened season.
The three stars were all Chicago: Seabrook, Toews and Duncan Keith.