The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings had played six unbelievable games but needed one more to decide which team would advance to the Stanley Cup Final.
There's not much debate after this series that these two teams are the best the NHL has to offer. Each squad was spectacular during the entire series.
In Game 7, both teams had big contributions from their stars, with Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Jeff Carter and Justin Williams tallying goals. Jonathan Quick had an impressive 37 saves on 41 shots for the Kings. A frenzied first period saw Chicago jump out to a 3-2 lead.
The Blackhawks then had a 4-3 lead more than halfway through the third period, but Marian Gaborik put in a rebound with about seven minutes remaining in the game to tie it up.
Finally, at 5:47 of overtime, a seemingly innocuous wrist shot from Alec Martinez deflected off a Blackhawk and found the back of the net, silencing the Chicago crowd and getting Los Angeles back to its second Cup Final in three years.