The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Los Angeles Kings by a 3-2 final score in Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference Final to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.
The Kings and Blackhawks took turns exchanging goals in the first and second periods, but it was the Blackhawks that were able to score the lone goal in the third period. Marian Hossa capitalized on a two-on-one rush just over a minute into the third period and pounded a slap shot behind Jonathan Quick the lead that they would not relinquish.
The Kings had just two shots in the third period and were completely shut down by the 'Hawks defense when it counted.
The Blackhawks are now just one win from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final.