Brandon Saad scored a goal and added an assist while Marian Hossa set up two goals as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. Corey Crawford made 25 saves to earn the win.
Tyler Toffoli scored the only goal for the Kings in this hard-fought defensive struggle between two very similar teams.
The Blackhawks now have a 1-0 lead in the series.
Game 2 will be played Wednesday night in Chicago.
Here is a look at the biggest takeaways from Game 1. Feel free to comment on any of the issues discussed here or to add one of your own. As always, indicate why you feel the way you do.