The Kings entered Monday's game against the Blackhawks coming off two shut out losses. Chicago was the second leg of a five-game road trip that included a visit to the White House to honor their Stanley Cup victory.

The Blackhawks spoiled Los Angeles' home opener--also their banner-raising ceremony for winning the 2012 Stanley Cup--and went on to defeat them again in February.

The Kings had plenty of reason to fight Monday night in Chicago. And that's just what they did.

"It was a dangerous game for us," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said following his team's 5-4 loss. "[The Kings] got shutout two games in a row. They’re going to be hungry, they’re going to try to get the scrappy goals that they got. But we didn’t respond to the challenge that was there tonight and I was disappointed with how we played and what we gave them."

Despite earning the win, the Kings weren't all that happy with their performance, either. Both teams were sloppy and the Kings felt their win didn't reflect their highest potential.

"We definitely worked hard, but I still don't think we played well," Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. "We've played this Chicago team three times now and we haven't shown them the real way we can play. We weren't happy about that, but the main thing is we got the win, and that's all that matters."