CHICAGO - Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards scored in the third period, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings stayed alive by forcing overtime in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
The Blackhawks grabbed an early 2-0 lead before the Kings tied it in the third period. Chicago went ahead 3-2, but Los Angeles got even again on Mike Richards' goal with 9.4 seconds left.
The teams were still tied through the first overtime period.
Chicago leads the series 3-1 and is on the brink of advancing to the Stanley Cup finals against Boston. Game 6, if necessary, will be Monday in Los Angeles.
Dwight King had a short-handed goal for Los Angeles at 9:28 of the second.