The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from knocking off the 2013 Stanley Cup champions and advancing to their second Cup Final in three years.
After two come-from-behind wins in Games 2 and 3, the Kings were in complete control during Game 4 at Staples Center, building a 3-0 lead on their first six shots of the game.
After falling behind in the series on Saturday, Jonathan Toews and his Chicago Blackhawks swore they'd be better. Instead, it was Toews and fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist Duncan Keith who committed the giveaways that gave Los Angeles its first two goals of the game.
The Blackhawks' special teams were the story once again. Chicago was 0-for-3 on its power-play opportunities, but allowed the Kings to score twice on their early man advantages.
The streaky Kings have now won three games in a row for the third time in these playoffs. They look poised to drive this series home when it reconvenes in Chicago on Wednesday.
Final Score: Los Angeles Kings 5 - Chicago Blackhawks 2
Los Angeles leads best-of-seven series 3-1