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NHL: Chicago 4, Los Angeles 3 (2OT)

June 9, 2013 at 12:31 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- Patrick Kane's third goal of the game came 11:40 into the second overtime Saturday and boosted Chicago into the NHL finals, 4-3 over Los Angeles.

Kane's second goal late in the third period had seemingly put the Blackhawks in the driver's seat 3-2 with less than 4 minutes left in regulation.

But the defending NHL champion Kings forced overtime when Mike Richards redirected an Anze Kopitar shot into the net with 9.4 seconds left.

After a scoreless first overtime, Chicago got the puck on a Los Angeles turnover with Kane and Jonathan Toews coming down the ice on a 2-on-1 break. Toews fed a precise pass to Kane, who blasted it over the glove of Jonathan Quick for the game-winner.

Duncan Keith also scored while Toews and Bryan Bickell each added two assists for the top-seeded Blackhawks, who won the Western Conference finals 4-1 and now go on to face the Boston Bruins for the Stanley Cup title.

Corey Crawford turned aside 33-of-36 shots for the winners.

Kopitar scored and Quick finished with 31 saves for the fifth-seeded Kings, whose goal of back-to-back NHL championships came to an end.

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