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Los  Angeles, CA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Patrick Kane  had two  goals and  one 
assist  after finding out his grandfather died and the Chicago Blackhawks beat 
the Los Angeles Kings 5-3 on Monday. 

Bryan  Bickell,  Marcus Kruger and Nick  Leddy also scored for the Blackhawks, 
who got just their second win in seven games. Corey Crawford had 31 saves. 

Kane  learned  of his grandfather's death  before the game. Chicago coach Joel 
Quenneville said he didn't hear about it until after the second period. 

"It  was  a tough  day overall,"  said Kane. "He  was one  of my great friends 
growing  up and  it is just a really  sad day. It was important to get the win 
but ... it was tough to hear that right before the game." 

Drew  Doughty,  Anze Kopitar and Tyler  Toffoli scored for the Kings, who have 
lost  four in a  row and nine of their last 10 (1-8-1). Jonathan Quick gave up 
five goals on 30 shots. 

The  Kings scored  more than one goal  for the first time in seven games. They 
got  more than two  goals for only the fifth time in their last 21 games since 
Dec. 23. They are 5-14-2 in that span. 

The  Kings wrap  up their homestand Thursday against Columbus, their last game 
before  the NHL breaks  for the Sochi Olympics. It might do the team some good 
to be away for a few weeks. 

"You  plan  on playing  your best game  of the year,"  said Kings coach Darryl 
Sutter. 

The Blackhawks have won three straight against the Kings and five of the last 
six meetings. 

They  took  a 2-0  lead after 8:44  on Kane's  power play goal  on a nice solo 
effort from the right side and Bickell's goal on a 3-on-1. 

"It  was a  great start,"  said Quenneville.  "We had  some excitement  in our 
game." 

Doughty  scored  68 seconds after  Bickell's goal and  Kopitar tie the game at 
2-2, flipping the puck past Crawford 6:30 into the second quarter. 

But  Chicago rattled  off three  straight goals  after that.  Kruger deflected 
Leddy's slap shot from the high left side at 13:51 of the second period, Leddy 
scored  on a slap  shot 7:01 into the third and Kane jammed in Patrick Sharp's 
pass  in  front of the crease  4:08 after that  for a 5-2 lead. Toffoli's goal 
came on a rebound after Jeff Carter tried a wrap-around. 

                                   Game Notes 

Chicago  is 2-0-2 on a seven-game road trip and LA has dropped the first three 
games  of  a four-game homestand  ... The Blackhawks continue their road trip 
against  Anaheim on Wednesday, one of two games they have remaining before the 
Olympics break. 

 
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