NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Chicago
(Sunday, October 12th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 4, Chicago 2
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Trent Klatt collected two goals to lead Los Angeles over Chicago, 4-2, at the United Center.
Jaroslav Modry and Lubomir Visnovsky also lit the lamp for the Kings, who won their second straight game after opening the season with a dramatic 3-2 loss in Detroit.
Mark Bell and Kyle Calder each scored power-play goals for the Blackhawks, who have dropped consecutive games after beating Minnesota in their opener.
The Kings started the game with three unanswered goals and they led the rest of the way. With the sole goal of the first period at 16:20, Visnovsky blasted a slap shot inside the blue line for the power-play tally.
Klatt increased the Kings' margin to 2-0 at 8:33 of the second stanza when he received a Tim Gleason rebound 10 feet from the crease and beat Jocelyn Thibault stick-side.
Then just 33 seconds later, Klatt scored his third goal of the season off another rebound through traffic around the net.
Esa Pirnes had a golden opportunity for another LA goal in the second, but Thibault turned him away on penalty shot.
On the man-advantage, Bell got the Blackhawks on the board at 11:21 of the second when he tipped in an Alexander Karpovtsev shot from close range.
Calder trimmed the deficit to 3-2 for Chicago when he skated around the net and beat a sprawled Roman Cechmanek 4:50 into the third period,
However, Modry tallied his first goal of the season at 16:29 to seal the victory for Los Angeles.
Cechmanek stopped 32 shots in his second start and first win for the Kings, while Thibault made 22 saves for Chicago.
The Blackhawks were 2-for-5 on the power play, while the Kings scored once on five chances with the man-advantage... Chicago has been outscored 9-3 in three games this season.
10/12 22:03:03 ET