It can be argued that the Chicago Blackhawks are the class of the Western Conference and the favorites to represent the west in the Stanley Cup Final.
Just like with San Jose, if a team wants to go deep into the playoffs, it’ll have to get through Jonathan Toews and company.
The Kings have fared poorly against the Blackhawks over the last little while. They have lost their last seven contests to Chicago, and that will have to change.
LA has only played Chicago once this year. The Kings dropped the game 2-1, with their lone goal coming from Jarret Stoll.
It would appear the Kings have the edge in goal with Jonathan Quick, but the Blackhawks boast more top-end talent.
If the Kings are going to get by Chicago, they will need to contain Toews, who has 18 points in November, including the winning goal against LA in their game this year. Not to mention Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa, who have also been on fire this season.
The Kings will get their next chance to reverse their fortunes when the teams meet December 28th in Chicago.