Canucks Vs. Kings, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 5: Vancouver 1, LA 1 Headed Into OT

The Vancouver Canucks attempt to defend their 2011 Western Conference championship will be on the line in a sudden-death overtime period on their home ice, as the Los Angeles Kings scored early in the third period to even the score at 1-1.

After killing a 2:00 minute hooking penalty from Henrik Sedin, Vancouver allowed a goal on the next shift, as Brad Richardson scored on a rebound from a Drew Doughty shot:

The goalies have controlled the action in what's been a well-played 60 minutes, with Jonathan Quick stopping 24 of 25 shots on goal and Cory Schneider stopping 30 of 31.

Now, both will be tested even more in what should be a frenetic extra period, as Vancouver attempts to force a Game 6 while LA looks to complete the stunning 1/8 upset.

For more on the Canucks, head over to Vancouver Canucks blog Nucks Misconduct. For more on the Kings, head on over to LA Kings blog Jewels From The Crown and SB Nation LA. For complete coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NHL hub.

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