NHL Game 4 Pick Prediction LA Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks Odds Playoff Preview 6-6-2013

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The Chicago Blackhawks will face off in Game 4 of their best of seven Western conference finals series against the LA Kings in a pro hockey game on Thursday night.

The Blackhawks and Kings will start from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC Sports Network.

The NHL playoff odds for game four have the home team LA Kings favored by -112 odds with the take back on the road underdog Chicago Blackhawks at +102 odds. The goal total is lined at 4 ½ goals.

LA Kings cut the Blackhawks margin to 2-1 in this NHL playoff series following a game three 3-1 victory against Chicago as a -113 betting odds home favorite. The game finished under the total of five goals.

LA opened up the scoring at 3:21 of the first period as Justin Williams scored at even strength. The Kings extended the lead to 2-0 as Slava Voynov breaks his stick and the puck still finds the net at even strength at 6:37 of the second period. The Blackhawks then cut the margin to 2-1 as Bryan Bickell scores in front of the net. Dwight King sealed the win for Los Angeles with an empty net goal at 19:32 of the third period.

LA down 2-0 in the series entering game three outshot the Blackhawks by a 28-20 margin and won ten more face-offs. Chicago goes 0 of 2 on the power play while the Kings are 0 of 5 on the man advantage. For the series the Kings are 1 of 11 on the power play. The Kings have been without center Mike Richards, due to concussion symptoms, and has missed the past two games. Richards is listed as questionable for Thursday.