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Blackhawks cool off Kings to take Game 1

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Duncan Keith registered the winner late in the second period and Corey Crawford stopped 25 pucks as the Chicago Blackhawks got the jump on the Los Angeles Kings by a 3-1 count in the opener of the Western Conference finals from United Center on Sunday.

Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews added tallies for the Blackhawks, while Marian Hossa contributed a pair of assists.

Tyler Toffoli provided the sole offense and Jonathan Quick made just 16 saves for the Kings, who were coming off a Game 7 road win in Anaheim.

Los Angeles, which has played 15 postseason games thus far, will have an extra day to regroup with Game 2 on tap for Wednesday.

05/18 17:59:20 ET