The Anaheim Ducks are one game away from the Stanley Cup final. After a frantic end to regulation that saw the Chicago Blackhawks score two goals in the final two minutes to send the game to overtime, Anaheim's Matt Beleskey scored the game-winning goal just 45 seconds into overtime.
Here's a look at the goal:
Game 5 never looked like it would be this close. Anaheim scored three goals in the opening frame, but the Blackhawks came back hard in the third. When Patrick Maroon added the Ducks' fourth goal of the night, their lead looked comfortable.
Things would change quickly. Jonathan Toews scored a goal while the Blackhawks were on empty net to make it a one-score game. Toews would score again a minute later, forcing overtime with a goal from an impossible angle.
The Blackhawks had about as terrible an opening period as you could expect. The team attempted just three shots on goal through the frame, the lowest in a single period in postseason franchise history since 1996. Meanwhile, Cam Fowler, Ryan Kesler and Sami Vatanen all managed goals for the Ducks to take an early 3-0 lead. The first two goals came within 40 seconds of each other just five minutes into the game.
Whatever adjustments Chicago made during the intermission seemed to help when they came out put a goal on the board less than two minutes into the second period. That goal was from Teuvo Teravainen, assisted by Patrick Sharp and Antoine Vermette. With under a minute to go in the period, Brent Seabrook came up big time for the Blackhawks, scoring the team's second goal to cut the deficit to one heading into the final period.
Game 6 is Wednesday in Chicago.