Canucks Vs. Kings, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 5: Los Angeles Advances With 2-1 Win

With a 2-1 OT victory over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 5, the Los Angeles Kings won their first playoff series in over a decade and completed their stunning 1/8 upset over the Presidents Trophy winners and defending Western Conference champions.

The sudden-death period started out fast, as both goalies had to make excellent saves to keep their games in the game. Perhaps the most impressive was a sprawling save from Kings goalie Jonathan Quick on a wrap-around shot from Mason Raymond:

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The game ended soon afterwards, with Trevor Lewis forcing a turnover and creating a 2-on-1 breakaway for Jarett Stoll, who buried a slap-shot past Cory Schneider with 15:35 left in overtime:

With the victory, the Kings move on to face the St. Louis Blues, the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.

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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