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Kings pull even in series with Blackhawks

Kings pull even in series with Blackhawks

Los Angeles Kings' Mike Richards (10), left, and Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) battle for the puck. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles’ six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece.

Drew Doughty and Tyler Toffoli also scored in Los Angeles’ five-goal third period as the Kings became the first visiting team to win in Chicago this postseason. The Blackhawks won their first seven home playoff games this year, but the Kings skated right by Chicago after the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks took a 2-0 lead in the second period.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Nick Leddy and Ben Smith scored for Chicago.

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