May 30, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the third period against the Los Angeles Kings in game six of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. The Chicago Blackhawks won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily Recap: Hawks force Game 7

Last night in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings once again tried to eliminate the defending NHL Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago Blackhawks – 4 Los Angeles Kings – 3 (Series tied 3-3)

*The Blackhawks survived a crazy third period and managed to force a game seven. Entering the third up 2-1, the Kings took the lead early thanks to two goals just two minutes and six seconds apart. Drew Doughty tied the game in the third at 5:32 on a great individual play and shot and then Alec Martinez gave the Kings the lead with a power play goal, which was set up by Doughty. The Blackhawks pushed back though, tying the game at 11:34 on a shot by Duncan Keith. With less than five minutes remaining in the Patrick Kane gave Chicago the lead on a long shot that had eyes and went past Jonathan Quick. The Blackhawks managed to survive a late flurry by the Kings and hold on for the victory. Chicago only managed three shots in the third period, but two of them found the back of the net. Along with his game-winning goal, Kane scored the first goal of the game for the Blackhawks and added an assist. Dwight King got the Kings on the board first at 17:03 in the first period, but Kane tied it in the second period and Ben Smith gave the Blackhawks the lead heading into the third period. Quick made 21 saves for the Kings while Corey Crawford made 26 saves in victory. Game seven is Sunday night in Chicago.

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