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Blackhawks too much for Kings, winning series opener, 3-1
Blackhawks too much for Kings, winning series opener, 3-1

Chicago's home record in the Stanley Cup playoffs remained impeccable this postseason as the Blackhawks defeated the Kings, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at United Center behind Brandon Saad's goal and assist and Marian Hossa's two assists in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The Kings were trying to bring the momentum of their stirring seven-game series against the Ducks to the Midwest, less than 40 hours after finishing off Anaheim. But the Blackhawks have been a force at home in the playoffs, now 7-0 this postseason. Game 2 in the best-of-seven series will be here on Wednesday. The lone Kings goal was scored by rookie forward Tyler Toffoli in the second...

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