Watch Blackhawks vs. Kings streaming online live by clicking the link at the bottom of this game 7 preview. The Kings vs. Blackhawks game 7 starts at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time, 7 pm for fans in Chi-Town, and 5 pm for fans on the Pacific Coast.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won the last two games in this series to claw back from a 3-1 series deficit and force a winner-takes-all game 7. The Kings, for their part, are not strangers to elimination games. If LA can pull off a win in the Staples Center tonight, they’ll become the first team ever to win three game 7s on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. The LA Kings have already faced six elimination games this postseason. The fact that they’re playing in tonight’s Blackhawks vs. Kings game 7 should tell you something – they haven’t lost any of them.
Of course, none of those games were against the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Chicago Blackhawks have hit their stride and are carrying plenty of momentum to their home ice for game 7 of the Kings vs. Blackhawks series. They’ve pulled out a pair of tight games, winning game 5 in double overtime and winning game 6 with less than four minutes to play. If they can keep this game close, you have to like the chances that the Blackhawks will advance to compete for Lord Stanley’s Cup against the New York Rangers.
One thing’s for sure – we can expect an excavating game. Game 7s are always exciting in the NHL playoffs, but this one promises a little something extra. Yahoo! Sports quotes Chicago coach Joel Quenneville saying it this way:
“There is the ‘Wow’ factor in this series, especially the last two games. We’ve got two competitive teams that have experience in the situation. It’s been amazing. I mean, as good as it gets.”
An AP report quotes Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson saying this about the Blackhawks vs. Kings series going to a game 7:
“You can feel it’s high-level hockey that’s played for sure. They’re a machine-like team. They bring the same effort to every single game so we just have to try to match that. I really think this series deserves a Game 7, and I think the crowd deserves it, too. And I think it’s going to be a great finish to a great finish to a great series.”
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