The Western Conference Finals have shifted to Los Angeles on Saturday night where the Kings and Blackhawks will play game three of an exciting series tied at one game each. The Kings dropped five unanswered goals on the Blackhawks in the third period of game two to tie the series with a 6-2 win. Can they sustain that momentum and take game three and the 2-1 series lead tonight? We think so, which is why we will place our bets on the Kings in front of their home fans.
Kings offense exploding at the perfect time
Los Angeles found its offense after dropping a 3-1 decision in game one of the West Finals. With five goals in the third period of game two, the Kings offense came alive at the perfect time. Now, they hope that the offensive explosion continues as the series moves to L.A. for games three and four over the holiday weekend. Los Angeles will thrive off their home crowd’s energy this weekend.
Blackhawks need to rebound fast in game three
In order for Chicago to win this game it must put the third period out of mind. Thinking about what went wrong in that disastrous third period will only lead to more problems in game three on the road. Chicago has plenty of time to right the ship, but the sooner the better in the West Finals. The Blackhawks will need a much better defensive performance in game three in order to take the series lead again.
We love the excitement of the NHL playoffs, especially when two of the best teams in the West the past handful of seasons meet in the Conference Finals. We will place our bets over at Sportsbook.ag on Saturday night as the Kings take down the Blackhawks with the -120 money line as they grab a 2-1 series lead with the victory in game three.