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Handzus scores in 2nd OT, Blackhawks beat Kings 5-4 in Game 5 to stay alive

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 11:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Handzus scores in 2nd OT, Blackhawks beat Kings 5-4 in Game 5 to stay alive

CHICAGO - Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final.

Brandon Saad made a nice pass to the middle to Handzus, who beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a backhander for his second goal of the playoffs. Handzus celebrated by jumping against boards behind the net as the sellout crowd of 21,871 roared.

Saad had a goal and two assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who stopped a three-game losing streak. Patrick Kane set a playoff career high with four assists.

Game 6 is Friday night in Los Angeles.

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