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Blackhawks stay alive, beat LA Kings 5-4 in 2nd OT of Game 5

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King in Chicago. ((AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh))
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Chicago Blackhawks made a comeback on home ice to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in the second overtime of Game 5.

The Kings lead the series 3-2.


Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final.

Brandon Saad made a nice pass to the middle to Handzus, who beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a backhander for his second goal of the playoffs. Handzus celebrated by jumping against boards behind the net as the sellout crowd of 21,871 roared.

Saad had a goal and two assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who stopped a three-game losing streak. Patrick Kane set a playoff career high with four assists.

Game 6 is Friday night in Los Angeles.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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