Slava Voynov recorded the primary assist on Justin Williams’ game-opening goal and scored what proved to be the game-winner as the Kings continued their perfect play on home ice this postseason.
Brad Marchand scored 28 seconds after the opening faceoff and with 8.1 seconds remaining in the first period to help the Bruins build a 4 1 lead through 20 minutes.
The Blackhawks scored the first four goals of the game to chase Jonathan Quick midway through the second period and Corey Crawford made 29 saves to backstop Chicago to its fifth consecutive victory.
MORNING STANLEY CUP OF JOE – JUNE 2, 2013 SATURDAY’S RESULTS CHICAGO 2, LOS ANGELES 1; CHI leads series 1-0 The Blackhawks trailed 1-0 after the first period despite outshooting the Kings 17-2 but received second-period goals from Patrick
The Eastern Conference Final features the top six scorers in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Boston’s David Krejci (5-12--17) and Nathan Horton (5-7--12), and Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin (4-12--16)
Brent Seabrook scored the game-winner 3:35 into overtime to send the Chicago Blackhawks to the Western Conference Final. The goal was Seabrook’s first of these playoffs, and also his first career playoff overtime winner.
Justin Williams scored a pair of second-period goals and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves – none bigger than his stop on Joe Pavelski late in the third – to lead the Kings back to the Western Conference Final.
The 2013 Eastern Conference Final schedule is set. The series begins on Sat., June 1, in Pittsburgh when the Penguins host the Boston Bruins at 8 p.m. ET.
Trailing 2-1 entering the third period, the Blackhawks scored three consecutive goals – including Michael Frolik’s game-winner on a penalty shot – to force a Game 7 Wednesday in Chicago.
The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will meet in Game 7 of their Western Conference Semifinal series Tuesday in Los Angeles (9 p.m., ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS).