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Blackhawks eliminate Kings, 4-3, in double overtime

June 08, 2013|By Andrew Gastelum
  • Kings defenseman Drew Doughty reaches around Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad in an attempt to poke the puck away during the first period of Game 5 on Saturday evening at the United Center in Chicago.
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty reaches around Blackhawks left wing Brandon… (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated…)

Patrick Kane comes through with a hat trick by scoring the game-winning goal in the second overtime with 8:20 left to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

Kane, who finishes with a hat trick, and captain Jonathan Toews connect on their third breakaway of the second overtime to beat Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick to his glove side.

There were nine hits in the first 10 minutes, but only three shots.

Then Kane ended things after Toews skated onto a loose puck high in the Kings' zone and had only one defender to beat. He slips a perfect pass to Kane, who one-times a shot into the net.

Almost two minutes into the period, Kings center Anze Kopitar and left wing Justin Williams have a give-and-go opportunity that Kopitar slips just wide of the goal when he found himself uncontested in front of the goal.

After returning from his one-game suspension, Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith has logged more than 38 minutes of ice time, while Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi is approaching his 36th minute.

One of those shots came from Chicago defenseman Nick Leddy with 13:03 left in the period. Leddy let loose of a slap shot from the point that Quick gloved in traffic.

Here's more play-by-play action from earlier in the game:

Overtime (Kings 3, Blackhawks 3)

One wasn’t enough, so Game 5 goes to a second overtime.

The first 10 minutes of overtime flew with only one stoppage, but the second 10 minutes was broken up by icings and neutral zone inefficiency.

Chicago right wing Viktor Stalberg has a brief opening with 5:32 left but Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick squeezes the pads to stop a low wrist shot.

Blackhawks defender Brent Seabrook almost knocks home his second winner in overtime of the postseason with a shot he sends just wide of the goal with a little more than four minutes left.

Kings center Trevor Lewis has a chance on goal with a waist-high shot he sends shortside, but Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford puts a glove to it with 2:24 left.

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The Kings see their playoff lives flash before their eyes when Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews weaves between three defenders and sends a pass to a flanking Patrick Kane, who can’t connect with the pass just more than two minutes into overtime.

The Kings take the first four shots in overtime, dominating play for long stretches.

Kings forward Jeff Carter has his share of chances in the extra period, working behind the net to send a flurry of passes to the front of the goal to pressure Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford.

With 10:06 to go in overtime, Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin fires a shot at Crawford, who makes a great reactionary glove save.

Immediately after that, Toews heads to the Chicago locker room with what seems to be an equipment issue.

Third period (Kings 3, Blackhawks 3)

And Mike Richards ties it up for the Kings.

The defending Stanley Cup champions aren’t done yet as the veteran center, positioning himself in front of the crease, deflects a shot by Anze Kopitar past Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford with nine seconds left in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Los Angeles, less than a minute from elimination, pulls goaltender Jonathan Quick with 14 seconds left and a faceoff in the Chicago zone. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter calls a timeout.

Sutter sends Jarret Stoll, Jeff Carter, Kopitar, Richards, Drew Doughty and Slava Voynov out for what could have been the final shift of the 2013 season.

Stoll wins the faceoff against Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and the puck goes to Voynov.

Voynov shuffles it to Kopitar, who throws the shot on net before Richards deflects it with his body.

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And just like that the Blackhawks take back control of the Game 5 on Patrick Kane’s second goal of the night with 3:52 left in the third period to make it 3-2.

The goal comes when Justin Williams is tripped behind the net by Chicago left wing Bryan Bickell.

No call was made on the play and Bickell fires a pass to Kane, who puts the shot high and away from the glove of Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick.

Kings forward Jeff Carter has the optimal chance for a goal with just more than four minutes left off a pass from winger Tyler Toffoli but can't slot it home.

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With the score tied at two and the Kings' season on the line, they kill off a Chicago power play, highlighted by a massive hip check hit by Drew Doughty on Patrick Kane.

With 10:15 left in the third period, Kings defenseman Matt Greene strikes Blackhawks right wing Andrew Shaw in the head on a scoring chance, drawing a cross-checking penalty.

Los Angeles kills its second penalty of the game and looks energized following the momentum shift.

The Kings have killed the last seven Chicago power plays.

Chicago's leading scorer, Patrick Sharp, has a breakaway chance with 13:30 left in the third, but Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick parries away the shot.

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