Blackhawks Win Marathon
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks' bid for a second straight Stanley Cup is still alive after they outlasted the Los Angeles Kings in double-overtime.
Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second OT to lift the Hawks past the Kings 5-4. Handzus lifted a backhander for just his second postseason goal, allowing Chicago to force a Game 6 in the Western Conference finals.
The Blackhawks raced out to a 3-1 lead on goals by Brent Seabrook, Johnny Oduya and Brandon Saad 11:06 into the game. But Los Angeles found itself ahead 4-3 after Dustin Brown and Tanner Pearson tallied two minutes apart midway through the second period.
Saad and Oduya set up Ben Smith's game-tying goal early in the third while the Hawks outshot the Kings 16-8 in the third period.
Saad finished with a goal and two assists, while Patrick Kane set up four goals.
Jonathan Quick stopped 40 shots for the Kings, who host Game 6 on Friday.
Moore suspended for hit on Wiese
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended for two games by the NHL for an illegal check to Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise's head in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday. Moore received a match penalty for the hit in the third period of Montreal's 7-4 home victory.