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LOS ANGELES -- Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson are among the few Los Angeles Kings who dont have a Stanley Cup ring from two years ago. Jeff Carter is grateful the youngsters are carrying him along on their own Cup chase after their line came up with another monster game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Carter had a goal and two assists, Toffoli scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Kings beat Chicago 4-3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Drew Doughty had a third-period goal and an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 24 saves as the Kings returned to Staples Center with an impressive two-way effort against the defending Stanley Cup champions. "Im having so much fun with these guys," said Toffoli, who has scored a goal in every game of the conference finals. "Getting to play with a guy like Carter is a great opportunity, and (Pearson) and me are trying to live up to him." Game 4 is Monday night at Staples Center. Three days after Carter had four points in the third period of Game 2, Los Angeles got another dominant effort from the line centred by the veteran goal-scorer. In a 6:11 span of the second period of Game 3, Carter scored the tying goal off Pearsons pass before setting up the go-ahead score by Toffoli, who has a goal in every game of the conference finals. "They have a lot of chemistry from playing together" in the minors, Carter said. "They use their speed and their skill to create opportunities, and they kind of drag me along with them, so its fun." Toffoli and Pearson still hadnt cracked Los Angeles lineup in 2012 when the eighth-seeded Kings won the title. Toffoli became a regular for last seasons run to the conference finals, while Pearson made his NHL debut in a playoff game last spring. Theyve both become key components of the Kings four-line offensive attack. Slava Voynov also scored an early power-play goal as the Kings moved halfway to their second Stanley Cup final in three years. Captain Jonathan Toews scored twice in the first period for the Blackhawks, but they didnt score again until Patrick Sharps goal with 5 seconds left. Corey Crawford stopped 28 shots for the Blackhawks, who have lost the first road game in 10 consecutive playoff series since 2010. "Once they got the lead, they seemed to get the momentum, and we couldnt quite find our way back into the game," Toews said. "Its up to us to play better with those leads." Three days after the Kings evened the series by scoring six consecutive goals in the final 22 minutes of Game 2, Los Angeles didnt relax and rely on its NHL-best defence. Neither team played conservatively despite the stakes, instead trading tantalizing scoring chances for the first two periods. The Kings kept pushing for goals even while leading in the third, generating 18 shots and keeping the talented Blackhawks stuck in their own end for long stretches. "We all want to win in here, and Toews is obviously our captain and leader," Chicago defenceman Duncan Keith said. "He definitely led the way tonight, but we need everybody if we are going to beat this team and try to win one here. Toews came out and led the way. Its up to the rest of us to follow that." The Blackhawks beat Los Angeles in five games in the conference finals last season, but the rematch hasnt been nearly as smooth for Chicago. Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell havent scored a goal in the conference finals, while Sharps last-gasp goal was his first of the series. The Blackhawks had their usual hundreds of red-clad fans in an otherwise black-and-white Staples Center crowd, and Toews put Chicago ahead just 5:26 into Game 3 with a spectacular short-handed goal, stealing the puck from Justin Williams and beating Quick between the legs. After Voynov tied it, Toews connected again later in the period on a rebound. The Kings evened it in the second period when Pearson corralled a puck that hit a referee behind the net and fed it to Carter in front for his eighth goal. Carter then chipped the puck ahead to Toffoli shortly after a Chicago power play ended. Toffoli broke in on Crawford, who lifted his left pad for only an instant -- right when Toffoli pushed the puck under him. The Kings kept up the pressure in the third period, and Doughty scored just his second goal of the post-season shortly after a power play expired in the third period. NOTES: F Andrew Shaw returned to Chicagos lineup after a seven-game injury absence. He took the lineup spot of Peter Regin, who had played the last four games. ... Toews had his first multigoal performance in 63 playoff games since May 7, 2010, when he had a hat trick against Vancouver. ... Guitarist Slash played the national anthem. Wayne Gretzky, Dick Butkus, David Beckham, Eric Stonestreet, Josh Duhamel, Taylor Kitsch and former Kings forward Dustin Penner attended the game. Puma Shoes Clearance Sale . Milan was held to 1-1 at home by Torino. Cagliari scored six minutes from halftime when Mauricio Pinilla blasted home from the penalty spot after Facundo Roncaglia tripped Marco Sau. The home side could have doubled its tally in stoppage time as first Fiorentina defender Stefan Savic almost scored an own goal then Albin Ekdals shot clipped the top of the upright. Clearance Puma Shoes . Rodgers was ruled out on Friday by Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. Matt Flynn will make his second consecutive start for the Packers. http://www.clearancepuma.com/ . Vonn flew back to Vail, Colo., last week after hurting her surgically repaired right knee at a downhill race in France. "Her knee was swollen again after Val dIsere," U.S. womens head coach Alex Hoedlmoser told The Associated Press. Puma Shoes Discount Sale Online . Dalton completed his only pass and led the Bengals to a touchdown in his only drive -- one that took four minutes to finish -- and the Cincinnati Bengals ended the preseason with a 27-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night. Cheap Puma Shoes China . In the days leading up to the draft, TSN.ca and TSN Radio basketball analyst Duane Watson looks at some of the names that will be headlining the event. Tonight, Michigans Nik Stauskas of Mississauga, Ontario. CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The Mets homered five times, scored in every inning except one, and had a lot of fun waving their towels in celebration. Nights like this one havent come along very often. Curtis Granderson and Travis dArnaud each hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs on Friday night, powering New York to its third straight victory, 14-5 over the Cincinnati Reds. The Mets hit five homers for the first time since 2006. Wilmer Flores and Dilson Herrera had solo shots, and Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer in the ninth. New York scored in every inning except the third, getting a season-high in runs and tying its season high with 18 hits. "Ive been keeping things simple and having fun with the guys," said dArnaud, whose 13 homers are a club record for a rookie catcher. "It feels like everybodys hitting the ball hard, especially tonight." New York has won three in a row for the first time since the All-Star break. Bartolo Colon (13-11) gave up two runs and seven hits, including Devin Mesoracos solo homer, in seven innings. He walked one, the 26th time in 27 starts this season that he has walked two or fewer. He pitched seven solid innings on a muggy, 90-degree night despite suffering from a cold. "If he would have felt good, he would have gone nine," manager Terry Collins said. Granderson ended an 0-for-18 slump with an RBI double in the first inning off Alfredo Simon (13-10), who has only one victory since he was picked for the All-Star game. Simon is 1-7 with a 5.27 ERA in 10 starts since then. Cincinnati changed colours, wearing green caps and trim as part of an Irish Heritage Night promotion. The result was the familiar: A sixth loss in seven games. Cincinnati is 15-31 since the All-Star break and has fallen a season-low nine games under .500. "Nobody wants to be embarrassed like that," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "We know we have an extremely poor record since the All-Star break. It can get worse, or it can get better. Nobody wants to sit through this for the last three weeks of the season.dddddddddddd" The Reds have lost 42 consecutive games in which theyve allowed at least six runs, tying the club record. They did it twice previously, in 1901-02 and 1910-11. New York took control in the fourth. Simon intentionally walked Duda to face dArnaud, who hit a three-run homer on the first pitch. He leads NL  :-[with 13. His four RBIs were a career high. Granderson connected for his three-run shot in the sixth off Ryan Dennick, making it 10-2. Duda hit his 27th homer in the ninth off Daniel Corcino. David Wright tied his career high with four hits, including an RBI double. METS WIN REVIEW The Mets challenged a call in the second that Flores was tagged out at third by Todd Frazier while trying to advance from second on a grounder. The call was overturned when the video showed he slid under the tag. STATS The last time the Mets hit five homers in a game was during a 13-0 victory on Sept. 30, 2006 at Washington. ... It was the 20th four-hit game Wrights career. ... Juan Lagares extended his hitting streak to six games. ... Reds C Brayan Pena singled twice. He came into the game in a 3-for-34 slump. ... 2B Brandon Phillips singled in his first at-bat, ending his season-worst slump at 0 for 20. TRAINERS ROOM Mets: RHP Vic Black had no problems while throwing and is on schedule to return from the 15-day DL on Sept. 8. He has a herniated neck disc. ... 2B Daniel Murphy, on the DL with a strained right calf, ran and took batting practice. Hes eligible to return Sept. 9. Reds: SS Zack Cozart got a cortisone injection in his sore right wrist. He could be available to play as soon as Saturday. ON DECK Mets: Dillon Gee (6-6) makes his first career start at Great American Ball Park. Hes 0-1 career against the Reds in two starts. Reds: Johnny Cueto (16-8) is 2-3 in nine career starts against the Mets with a 4.50 ERA. CALLED UP The Mets recalled RHP Rafael Montero from Triple-A Las Vegas. He is 0-3 with a 5.23 ERA?in seven games -- including six starts -- with New York this year ' ' '