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The Kings will head back home to Los Angeles after Game 5 of their Western Conference Final series with the Chicago Blackhawks, just not for the reasons they intended. Los Angeles had an opportunity to extend the series to a sixth game at Staples Center after tying Saturday's contest in the final seconds, but the Blackhawks eventually prevailed 4-3 in double overtime, ending the Kings' run as Stanley Cup champions. "You play hockey in June to win," said Kings forward Justin Williams. "You get this far, to not have a chance to defend it, it's frustrating. I can't stand looking at somebody else raising that cup, and now we're oing to have to do it." Patrick Kane recorded the first conference-finals hat trick since Wayne Gretzky did it in 1993, including the game-winning goal 11:40 into the second overtime period as Chicago clinched its second Stanley Cup Finals berth in three years. The Blackhawks will meet the 2011 Cup champion Boston Bruins ...
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The picture above shows two of the most respected players in the National Hockey League after a hard fought series, and final game 5 that ended the Los Angeles Kings season by the hands of Patrick Kane (left), also ending the possibility of a repeat Stanley Cup Champion for the first time since Scotty Bowman lead the Detroit Red Wings to back-to-back wins in ’97 and ’98...
The Los Angeles Kings kept playing through a slew of injuries. They kept coming when the Chicago Blackhawks jumped out to an early lead, and they tried everything to force another home game in the Western Conference finals.
They just couldn't find a way this year.
Once Chicago's Patrick Kane found his offensive game, it was all over for the defending Stanley Cup champions...
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane had gotten off to a slow start in Western Conference Final against the Los Angeles Kings until he switched to eating sushi before games. It appears to be working because he came through in the clutch in Game 5.
In double overtime, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews set up Patrick Kane for the perfect one-timer off a no look pass. Kane buried...
At just about midnight in the east, Patrick Kane took a pass on a 2-on-1 rush from Jonathan Towes in the 2nd overtime and buried a one timer past Jonathan Quick to send the Chicago Blackhawks back to the Stanley Cup finals.
After the Los Angeles Kings’ Mike Richards tied the game up with ten seconds left in the third period, the two teams exchanged a few scoring chances in the...
The Chicago Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup Final versus the Boston Bruins. Time for some Patrick Kane photos. Kaner may have turned the corner in terms of his behavior. At least publicly. I’m sure Patrick Kane matured quite a bit during his time in Switzerland. It helps that he had family watching over him. And we’re not judging Patrick Kane here. The Sports Bank is certainly...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Kane scored his third goal of the game 11:40 into the second overtime period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the defending champion Los Angeles Kings 4-3 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday night. Corey Crawford made 33 saves and Duncan Keith scored in his return from a suspension as the top-seeded Blackhawks eliminated the Kings in five games...
It was wild and woolly, but the Chicago Blackhawks scored the game's first goal and the game's last goal in a 3-2 double overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Patrick Kane scored the gamer in what was, ironically, the longest game in Kings history, propelling the Blackhawks to a Western Conference playoff championship and a Stanley Cup Final berth against Boston over...
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Patrick Kane's double-overtime goal guaranteed that this year's Stanley Cup Final would feature two of the best teams in the National Hockey League, and a ratings bonanza. Really, it's another major victory for Gary Bettman, who is just a few months removed from putting everyone through the lockout-wringer.
I had a number...
The defending champion Los Angeles Kings were dethroned on Saturday night. It took a pair of overtimes, but Patrick Kane’s goal completed a hat trick and the Western Conference Finals as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Kings 4-3 to win the series four games to one and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. Chicago jumped [...]
Easy choice, Chicago or Boston.
For extra credit, include the Conn Smythe Trophy winner.
To check how you did in the Conference Finals, go here and I don't believe anyone picked the bonus question correctly, which would have been Adam McQuaid or Patrick Kane.
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Is Corey Crawford the Rodney Dangerfield of NHL twinetenders? He don't get no respect.
June 9 sure is a big day for Patrick Kane. A natural hat trick sends the Hawks to the final. Three years ago, his goal delivered a Cup ... on exactly the same day.
So Jonathan Quick is human. Go figure. It was just...
Republishing from 2010:
Chicago Blackhawks players getting drunk and silly in a limo with the young ladies. “Ain’t nothing wrong with that.” Or to quote a famous Chicagoan: “I don’t see nothing wrongggggggggggggggggg, with a little bump n grind.”
After the Patrick Kane incident this past summer, this revelation is anything about shocking. But congratulations to the Blackhawks...