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The Chicago Blackhawks snapped their four-game losing streak with a 2-1 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. A strong game from goalie Arvid Soderblom and Jonathan Toews' tally in extra time propelled the home team to victory. Here's how it went down.

First Period: Kings Can't Convert, Fists Fly

Los Angeles dominated the puck possession game early as it took the Blackhawks over 11 minutes to register their first shot on goal.

Neither team found the back of the net in the first period, but there were some fireworks. After known agitator Brendan Lemieux rode Reese Johnson into the boards, Jujhar Khaira stepped in to defend his Blackhawks' linemate.

Khaira received an extra penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, but the Blackhawks killed off the Kings' ensuing power play.

Despite being outshot 9-5 and out-chanced 7-3 in the period, the Blackhawks escaped without allowing a goal.

Second Period: A Goal Apiece

The Chicago Blackhawks finally scored the game's first goal at the 12:54 mark of the middle frame. Caleb Jones fired a shot from the right point that Jason Dickinson redirected past Jonathan Quick.

But the Kings' fourth line answered back a few minutes later. Following a faceoff win in the neutral zone, LA defenseman Sean Walker fired a stretch pass up the right wing to a streaking Arthur Kaliyev. Having blown by Filip Roos, Kaliyev put the puck on the tape of Blake Lizotte, who tapped it past Arvid Soderblom.

Third Period: Blackhawks Weather The Storm

The Blackhawks avoided a potentially dangerous scenario early in the third period. Amidst a puck battle in the corner, Caleb Jones' stick flew up and caught a Kings' player in the face. The officials initially called a double-minor for high-sticking, but it was revoked after replay showed that Arthur Kaliyev lifted Jones' stick to cause the contact.

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Caleb Jones chuckles after being released from the penalty box

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Nearing the halfway point of the third period, Chicago had to kill off a high-sticking penalty for real when Philipp Kurashev went to the box. But the Blackhawks succeeded without allowing a shot, which kept the game tied.

The Kings continued to press and mounted a 32-18 shot advantage, but the scoreboard still read 1-1 after 60 minutes.

Overtime: Jonathan Toews Calls Game

It didn't take too long for this one to be decided in extra time. After Kevin Fiala fumbled the puck in front of the Kings' net, Jake McCabe collected it and set up Jonathan Toews for the game-winning goal.

With the clutch tally, Toews extended his team lead in goals to seven and sent the United Center crowd home happy with a 2-1 Blackhawks win.

Blackhawks Takeaways

Amidst a flurry of injuries to Blackhawks goalies, Arvid Soderblom stepped up in a big way against the Kings. He made 32 saves on 33 shots to record his first NHL win.

The Kings attempted 71 shots compared to 40 for the Blackhawks. Chicago's defense helped out Soderblom by recording 23 blocks. Jake McCabe led the way with five blocks and Jason Dickinson added four.

Blackhawks' No. 1 defenseman Seth Jones is on the shelf due to a broken thumb. In his absence, head coach Luke Richardson continues to disperse minutes evenly among blue-liners. With the exception of Filip Roos (16:33), each defenseman neared or exceeded 20 minutes of ice time.

After a pair of regulation losses to open the season, the Blackhawks have now recorded at least a point in seven of their last nine games.

What's On Tap Next?

The Chicago Blackhawks will hit the road Saturday when they visit the Winnipeg Jets. That contest will mark the Hawks' first trip to Canada this season, and they'll face a 6-3-1 Jets team that's coming off an overtime win of their own. NBC Sports Chicago will air the matinee matchup at 2:00 PM CT.

Tune in to the Four Feathers Podcast for further Blackhawks commentary all season.