Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks Game 5: Live Score, Updates, Analysis
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to the Stanley Cup Final!
Patrick Kane finished with a hat trick in a great game for hockey fans.
The Blackhawks built a two-goal lead with two goals, early in the first period. The Kings rallied from that 2-0 deficit with a shorthanded goal in the second period and an even more surprising power-play goal in the third period.
Patrick Kane had a pair of goals. One of these goals put the Blackhawks up 3-2 with under four minutes to play in the third period.
But the Kings scored with just nine seconds left, as the shot hit Mike Richards in the pants and deflected into the net.
The teams battled vigorously in overtime, but Patrick Kane ended the game in double overtime with his third goal of the night as Kane took a pass from Jonathan Toews on a two-on-one and rifled it past Quick for the series winner.
The Blackhawks will meet the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final.
Blackhawks 4, Kings 3, final double overtime.
The Campbell Bowl is being presented to Jonathan Toews for the Western Conference champions.
He doesn't touch it because he knows better.
Blackhawks 4, Kings 3 Final Double overtime.
Patrick Kane scores and it's a hat trick!
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane got away on the two-on-one rush and the Kings will not repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 9:15 remaining, double overtime.
Big blocked shot on Marian Hossa by Robyn Regehr. That's another game-saver for the Kings.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 11:00 remaining, double overtime.
Couple chances at both ends with Jonathan Toews fanning on a pass that he tried to make on a two-on-one rush.
Jonathan Quick continues to protect his crease, as Jonathan Toews takes the puck hard to the net.
Quick almost head-butted Toews there, drawing the ire of the Blackhawks' captain.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 14:05 remaining, double overtime.
High stick on the puck finally stops the play.
Lots of play there and what felt like an eternity without a whistle.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 16:30 remaining, double overtime.
Both teams continue to skate hard here even though there have been no whistles to start overtime.
Have to think one of these teams will start getting tired soon.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 20:00 remaining, double overtime.
Here we go, overtime round two.
Talked a little bit earlier about how the 'Hawks are hurt by every extra minute that they have to play in this game in the long run.
Two Chicago defensemen in Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook have more than 30 minutes so far. The Blackhawks have to find a way to break through here and not leave this series up to chance.
That's back-to-back periods where the Kings have put up 11 shots after putting up a combined 12 shots over the first two periods.
Do the Kings have what it takes to do it again and walk out of Chicago with a victory?
Anything to keep the season alive I suppose.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3. Overtime intermission.
Up and down the ice they went with a plethora of scoring chances, but the goalies stood tall in that period, making 17 combined saves.
Corey Crawford made 11 of those saves, stopping the Kings from forcing a Game 6 for the time being. It will be interesting to see how quick the pace is in the second overtime, as a lot of energy was expended in that first overtime.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 50 seconds remaining, first overtime.
Blackhawks force an offensive-zone faceoff here with under a minute remaining in the first period. The key now: get shots on the net.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 1:30 remaining overtime.
Shots are now 9-5 in overtime for the Kings. They have really taken the play to the Blackhawks with their season on the line, but have no goals to show for it.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 4:00 remaining overtime.
Brent Seabrook almost had his second overtime, series-ending goal of the playoffs.
But he missed the net and we play on.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 5:00 remaining overtime.
Overtime pauses for a minute as the ice is scraped.
Crowd is finally in the game. Only took them almost three periods.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 6:00 remaining overtime.
Non-stop play here in overtime, as Chicago starts to pressure and force the issue again.
Which team scores next?
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 8:30 remaining overtime.
Blackhawks with some chances, but they can't keep the puck in the Kings' end.
Both teams need to hit the net, as you can't score if the puck doesn't have to be stopped. Too many shots on the glass right now.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 10:02 remaining overtime.
Kings capitalize on a giveaway as Justin Williams gets a good scoring chance on Crawford.
Shots are 5-2 Los Angeles in overtime.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 12:00 remaining overtime.
Kings buzzing in the 'Hawks zone, frantic pace here early in overtime.
Los Angeles has their season on the line, a loss and they go home.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 14:00 remaining overtime.
Sudden death overtime doesn't just end this game, it could end the series. Both teams understand that, hence the high intensity of the play.
The longer this game goes, the more it hurts the Chicago Blackhawks' chances of winning.
How intense is overtime?
Well, full-fledged offensive onslaught to say the least.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 16:00 remaining overtime.
Huge chances by both teams, as Toews can't bury it at one end and the Kings with multiple chances in the 'Hawks end.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 3, 20:00 remaining overtime.
Just about to get started here in overtime.
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If you are a sports fan, this game is for you.
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