Battle lines drawn between Kings, Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews takes Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty into the boards during the...

Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews takes Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty into the boards during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference final Tuesday. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:17 AM ET

The rainbow-coloured welt under Matt Greene's left eye tells part of the story.

On Jeff Carter's bearded face, the cracked teeth and 21 stitches after getting carved by the stick of Chicago's Duncan Keith was another tale of the tape.

If they were missing after the first two games of the Western Conference final, the battle lines are firmly in place for the rest of what suddenly looks like a series with some life in it.


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