Just two minutes into the second period, the Blackhawks -- worst in the league in penalty kills -- handed the Kings their first power-play of the game. Michael Frolik drew a slashing call against Drew Doughty, but the Hawks were able to survive a pair of shots on goal and effectively kill the power play.
Unfortunately, Jarret Stoll spoiled the defensive effort, connecting for a game-tying goal 7:58 into the period, putting the Kings on the board. Patrick Kane and Victory Stalberg nearly tied the game up midway through the period, breaking away for a two-on-goalie chance, but a tight pass from Stalberg lead to a misfired shot from Kane.
With about three minutes left in the period and the game tied 1-1, Jonathan Toews caught a rebound from Duncan Keith's long-distance shot, poking the puck into into the Kings' net for a 2-1 game and a regained lead.
The Blackhawks lead 2-1 entering the third period, looking to pull away and take a second-straight win.