Hold onto your butts.— SB Nation NHL (@SBNationNHL) June 2, 2014
We tried to warn you. The Western Conference Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings has been a roller coaster of a series, so it's only natural that Game 7 is absolutely bonkers after just one period.
When Chicago took a 2-0 lead early in the first period, it seemed like we might be in for a rather tame series finale. Brandon Saad opened the scoring goal from a bad angle minutes into the game, and Jonathan Toews followed him minutes later with a power play goal of his own.
Less than a minute later, Justin Williams scored his latest crucial playoff goal to tie the game at 2-2. Just like that, the Blackhawk's well-earned lead was erased in sixty seconds.
Time for a deep breath, right? Wrong. It's Game 7 between the Kings and Blackhawks. There's apparently no time for breathing.