Nothing like experience to see you through.
The Los Angeles Kings proved as much on Wednesday night.
In Game 2 of the Western Conference final in Chicago, the Kings greedily ate up a couple of prime opportunities early in the third period against the Blackhawks, scoring on consecutive power plays on the way to a 6-2 victory in the best-of-seven series.
The Kings, their 2012 Stanley Cup title not difficult to recall, shrugged off a 2-0 Hawks lead late in the second period and now take momentum back to Los Angeles, with the series tied 1-1, for Game 3 on Saturday.
Players talk all the time about getting the bounces. As much as it’s a cliche, it’s often true, and there was Justin Williams scoring with less than two minutes left in the second when a pass from Mike Richards hit his right skate and slipped past Hawks goalie Corey Crawford.
The Kings took that swing into the dressing room and brought it out back for the third, scoring five unanswered goals in