Blackhawks vs. Kings Game 5 update: Kings send it to OT with last-ditch goal

Jonathan Daniel

Los Angeles forced overtime with a last-second goal by Mike Richards.

And you thought you could go to bed soon. A late goal in the dying seconds of the third period by Mike Richards allowed the Kings to tie Game 5 at 3-3, and we're headed to overtime.

Let's try to process what just happened. By all accounts, the Blackhawks should've taken a 3-1 lead in the first two minutes. At first glance it seemed like Johnny Oduya shanked this puck wide.

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Nope. Just Jonathan Quick doing Jonathan Quick things. Bryan Bickell took a penalty at the tail-end of that sequence, and Anze Kopitar cashed in to tie the game.

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For awhile it looked like we were headed to overtime, but that was before Patrick Kane beat Quick from in tight with four minutes left. Surely Chicago would hold on!

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They almost did. The Blackhawks were called for icing with 14.4 seconds left, and the Kings won the face-off in the Chicago zone, leading to a Mike Richards game-tying goal.

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Welp. To overtime we go.

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