Crawford, Blackhawks beat Kings 3-1 in Game 1

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According to the NHL, the original call of good goal was changed because the officials decided Toews made incidental contact with Quick before the puck crossed the goal line. The league said the ruling was not reviewable, so the call on the ice remained in place.

The sequence seemed to wake up the Kings while deflating the Blackhawks. Los Angeles got its first goal about a minute later, with Tanner Pearson making a terrific pass to the middle to Toffoli for his fourth of the playoffs at 4:35.

“I thought we lost a little momentum there,” Quenneville said.

The Kings then had a couple of chances to take the lead, but Crawford stepped up each time. He denied Kyle Clifford on a 2-on-1 break with 13:42 remaining, and stopped Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown in rapid succession midway through the period.

Crawford’s solid play bought Chicago some time to shake off the disallowed goal, and it paid off when Keith’s slap shot went off the stick of Kings forward Trevor Lewis and bounced past Quick for a 2-1 lead at 11:54.

Crawford made another big save on Jeff Carter in the first minute of the third, and Toffoli had a backhander go off the outside of the right post on a breakaway in the final period.

The Blackhawks turned a bad roughing penalty by Kings defenseman Alec Martinez into Saad’s power-play goal with 5:14 left in the first. The Kings had a prime scoring chance with 2:42 to go in the period, but Nick Leddy tied up Richards at the end of a 2-on-1 break.

NOTES: Kings D Willie Mitchell was active for the first time since Game 6 of Los Angeles‘ first-round series against San Jose, but D Robyn Regehr remained out with an injury. He has missed the Kings‘ last seven games. … Chicago killed off two power-play chances and is 44 for 48 on the kill in the playoffs. … Blackhawks D Michal Rozsival was active after he was a healthy scratch for the last two games of their second-round series against Minnesota.

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