Last night in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the defending NHL Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks looked to stay alive against the Los Angeles Kings.
Los Angeles Kings – 4 Chicago Blackhawks – 5 (2OT) (Kings lead series 3-2)
*Michal Handzus scoring his second goal of the playoffs just 2:04 into double overtime to keep the Blackhawks chance at a repeat alive. The Blackhawks jumped out to an early two goal leading as Brent Seabrook and Johnny Oduya beat Jonathan Quick less than four minutes into the game. Jarret Stoll cut the lead in half, but Chicago quickly regained a two goal lead thanks to Brandon Saad. Marian Gaborik scored his playoff leading 11th goal of to make it a 3-2 game at the end of the first. Dustin Brown and Tanner Pearson gave the Kings a 4-3 lead in the second period. The Blackhawks tied it just a 1:17 into the third courtesy of Ben Smith. The game remained tied for the rest of the third and through one overtime before Handzus pocketed the winner. Patrick Kane didn’t put the puck in the net, but picked up an assist on four of the Blackhawks five goals. Corey Crawford and Quick each made 40 saves. Game six is Friday in Los Angeles.