Blackhawks squeak past Kings with Michal Handzus’ 2OT goal

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Michal Handzus’ goal in the second overtime pushed the Chicago Blackhawks past the Los Angeles Kings, 5-4 Wednesday at United Center in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Brandon Saad had a goal and two assists while Patrick Kane delivered four-assists to help the Blackhawks stop a three-game losing streak.

With Brent Seabrook, Johnny Oduya and Saad scoring, the Blackhawks took a 3-1 lead just 11:06 into the game.

Jarret Stoll was responsible for the Kings’ first goal before Marian Gaborik capped the first period with a tally to cut the Blackhawks’ deficit to 3-2.

Then Dustin Brown and Tanner Pearson produced a goal each in the second period to give the Kings a 4-3 lead.

Ben Smith drove to the net and swept in a rebound 1:17 into the third to tie the game.

The Blackhawks’s Corey Crawford and the Kings’ Jonathan Quick each stopped 40 shots.

Game 6 is Friday night in Los Angeles.

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