The Stanley Cup champions will not go quietly.
Michal Handzus was the double-overtime hero as the Chicago Blackhawks came back to defeat the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 5-4 on Wednesday night at United Center.
The Kings now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 as the the scene shifts back to Staples Center for Game 6 on Friday, with both teams facing plenty of pressure.
The Blackhawks will be facing elimination for the second straight game as they try to bounce back from a 3-1 series deficit. The Kings will take to the ice knowing that they failed to finish the job when they had the chance on Wednesday—giving up a third-period lead for the first time in the entire playoffs.
One thing's for sure: After the wildly entertaining finish to Game 5, hockey fans will be in for a treat on Friday night.
Here's a look at the keys to victory for each team.
All stats courtesy of NHL.com.