Sunday, May 25, 2014

Chicago Comes up Short Despite Collegian Scores

The visiting Chicago Blackhawks got all three of their goals from former NCAA players on Saturday night in Los Angeles, but still came up on the short end of a 4-3 score at the Staples Center in an NHL semifinal postseason contest.

Jonathan Toews (North Dakota) staked the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks to a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes with two goals in the first period. The host Kings then scored four unanswered goals before Patrick Sharp (Vermont) managed to tip a shot past Los Angeles netminder Jonathan Quick (UMass) with three seconds remaining in regulation for the final margin.

Los Angeles now leads the best-of-seven series, two games to one. Game 4 is slated for Monday night in California at 9 p.m. ET.

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