Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Muzzin scored the game-winning goal with 3:37 to play as the Los Angeles Kings rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.
Tyler Toffoli returned to the lineup after a six-game absence due to mononucleosis and delivered the game-tying goal and Jeff Carter finished with two goals and an assist for the Kings, who halted a four-game slide.
"It was huge," Toffoli said. "It was the last game at home for a while, and playing against a really good team like Chicago. I think we played really well tonight."
Jonathan Quick stopped 26-of-29 shots in the win.
Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane each finished with a goal and an assist, Andrew Shaw also lit the lamp and Corey Crawford allowed four goals on 27 shots for the Blackhawks, who won their two previous games.
"I think we might have sat back a little bit and waited for them to come to us," said Kane. "Usually when we do that, bad things happen."
The Kings tied the game with 6:11 to play. After Carter took the puck off the boards, Dwight King shuffled a backhander to Toffoli, who wristed a shot past a screened Crawford for a 3-3 game.
Muzzin put the Kings in front after his shot from the point deflected off the stick of Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson before going past Quick.
Hossa threatened on a wraparound and Jonathan Toews rang a shot off the post with under a minute to play, but Quick covered up the puck to halt the frenetic sequence. Chicago also pulled Crawford, but was unable to force overtime.
Kane started the scoring just 1:58 into the game. David Runblad took a cross- ice pass from Sharp and fired a shot from the right side. The puck was blocked by a Kings defender, but Kane was there to wrist it into the net.
Carter emerged from behind the net, skated toward the left circle and turned around to beat Crawford with a short-side wrister for a tie game at 8:42 of the first period.
Three minutes later, Sharp took Kane's feed and beat Quick with a quick shot from the left circle to give the Blackhawks a 2-1 edge.
On the power play, Carter score his second of the night on a rising wrister from the right circle for a 2-2 game 1:45 into the middle stanza.
Shaw put Chicago in front 2:25 into the third. Teuvo Teravainen skated through the neutral zone and into the slot before passing the puck to Shaw, who scored on a wrister over the glove of Quick.
Los Angeles now has 38 points at home this season (16-6-6) tying the 1980-81 and 1990-91 teams for the most points through 28 home games in franchise history ... The Kings are now 10-0-0 when Jeff Carter records a multi- point game ... Carter and Kane each had a game-high five shots ... The two teams will meet again on March 30 on Chicago.