There were nine hits in the first 10 minutes, but only three shots.
Then Kane ended things after Toews skated onto a loose puck high in the Kings' zone and had only one defender to beat. He slips a perfect pass to Kane, who one-times a shot into the net.
Almost two minutes into the period, Kings center Anze Kopitar and left wing Justin Williams have a give-and-go opportunity that Kopitar slips just wide of the goal when he found himself uncontested in front of the goal.
One of those shots came from Chicago defenseman Nick Leddy with 13:03 left in the period. Leddy let loose of a slap shot from the point that Quick gloved in traffic.
Here's more play-by-play action from earlier in the game:
One wasn’t enough, so Game 5 goes to a second overtime.
The first 10 minutes of overtime flew with only one stoppage, but the second 10 minutes was broken up by icings and neutral zone inefficiency.
Blackhawks defender Brent Seabrook almost knocks home his second winner in overtime of the postseason with a shot he sends just wide of the goal with a little more than four minutes left.
The Kings see their playoff lives flash before their eyes when Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews weaves between three defenders and sends a pass to a flanking Patrick Kane, who can’t connect with the pass just more than two minutes into overtime.
The Kings take the first four shots in overtime, dominating play for long stretches.
With 10:06 to go in overtime, Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin fires a shot at Crawford, who makes a great reactionary glove save.
Immediately after that, Toews heads to the Chicago locker room with what seems to be an equipment issue.
And Mike Richards ties it up for the Kings.
The defending Stanley Cup champions aren’t done yet as the veteran center, positioning himself in front of the crease, deflects a shot by Anze Kopitar past Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford with nine seconds left in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.Los Angeles, less than a minute from elimination, pulls goaltender Jonathan Quick with 14 seconds left and a faceoff in the Chicago zone. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter calls a timeout.
Stoll wins the faceoff against Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and the puck goes to Voynov.
Voynov shuffles it to Kopitar, who throws the shot on net before Richards deflects it with his body.
And just like that the Blackhawks take back control of the Game 5 on Patrick Kane’s second goal of the night with 3:52 left in the third period to make it 3-2.Jonathan Quick.
Kings forward Jeff Carter has the optimal chance for a goal with just more than four minutes left off a pass from winger Tyler Toffoli but can't slot it home.
Los Angeles kills its second penalty of the game and looks energized following the momentum shift.
The Kings have killed the last seven Chicago power plays.
Kings center Anze Kopitar picks the perfect time to earn his first point of the series, tying the score in Game 5 at 2-2 with a power-play goal with 16:25 let in the third period.
Carter and center Mike Richards, who returned to the lineup after a three-game absence, pick up the assists.
The defending Stanley Cup champions win the second period, but still find themselves down 2-1 heading into what could be their final 20 minutes of the 2013 season.
Los Angeles rebounds after a slow start with a shorthanded goal from left wing Dwight King with 10:32 left in the second period, but let a potential tying power-play opportunity pass by.
Chicago has outshot the Kings, 16-12, through 40 minutes, while the Kings outhit the Blackhawks by a 30-22 margin and have won 19 of 34 faceoffs.
Goaltender Jonathan Quick bounces back from giving up two goals in the first five shots by making two big breakaway saves and collecting 14 saves heading into the final period.
In a stat that doesn’t bode well for Los Angeles, Chicago is 7-0 in the postseason when taking a lead into the third period.
The Kings can't capitalize on an opportunity to tie the score during their first power play of the game.
Chicago came into Game 5 with the top penalty-killing unit in the playoffs, only allowing two goals in 56 chances.
The Kings are 1 for 15 in the series on the power play and haven't converted on their last man-advantage opportunities.
Hossa has been an X-factor of sorts in the playoffs for Chicago, who has a 6-0 record when the Slovak international scores.
As Game 5 unfolds, the intensity has heightened a few notches with a Los Angeles shorthanded goal to cut the Chicago lead in half.
Kings left wing Dwight King and right wing Justin Williams started a 2-on-2 rush 9:28 into the second period down when trailing, 2-0. Williams put the shot on goal before King sent a rebound attempt past Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford for his second goal of the playoffs.
It was the first shorthanded goal scored by the Kings and the first given up by Chicago in the 2013 postseason.
Chicago left wing Bryan Bickell has the best shot at a goal in front clogging the crease just seconds before the goal.
The Kings have outhit the Blackhawks 27-17 so far.First period (Blackhawks 2, Kings 0)
Based on the feel of the first period between the Kings and Blackhawks, Los Angeles is lucky to be down only 2-0.
The Hawks outshot the Kings, 10-4, forcing goaltender Jonathan Quick to make eight saves.
Quick let two goals through within the first six minutes of the game on the just five shots.
One came on a deep blast from Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith that slipped between Quick’s pads when it seemed to be an easy save.
The other arrived only 2:17 later on a miscommunication between Quick and his defenders.
The 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner has had his share of miscues in what has otherwise been a stellar postseason, not looking himself throughout the Chicago series, starting with a Game 2 benching after giving up four goals.
Trailing 2-0, the Kings respond with three consecutive shots on goal.
The Kings log their first shot on goal of the game off a deep shot from the slot by forward Jeff Carter with 9:18 left in the period.
Despite two mistakes that land mostly on his shoulders, goaltender Jonathan Quick seems to have gotten past the two early goals.
The Kings goaltender has a 2.88 goals-against average in this series, up from his 1.71 average for the 2013 postseason.
Only two minutes after taking a 1-0 lead, Chicago stikes again with 14:01 left in the first period to double its lead.
Quick and his defenders thought an errant pass would turn into an icing call, but the officials waved it off.
The puck bounces in front of the crease, where Kane picks it up and patiently waits to fire at an open net, with Quick and Kings defenseman Drew Doughty getting tangled in front of the goal.
The goal was Kane’s fourth of the postseason.
With a 2-0 lead, the Blackhawks have outshot the Kings, 7-0, in the first 10 minutes of the game.
And we're off.
With less than four minutes into the game, Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith makes his presence known after serving a one-game suspension in Game 4.
Keith took a deep slap shot from just in front of the blue line and snuck it past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. It was a save the 2012 Conn Smythe Award winner should have saved, but instead the Blackhawks take a 1-0 lead.
Los Angeles is 1-5 when their opponent scores first this postseason.
Defenseman Michael Rozsival picked up the assist.
The former Flyer came into the Western Conference finals as the team’s leading point-getter, with 10 points on two goals and eight assists.
According to the report, out of the lineup comes center Brad Richardson and Colin Fraser.
Earlier in the day at the morning skate, Sutter said there was a “50/50 chance” Richards would return to action.
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Blackhawks found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 series deficit to Detroit before reeling off three consecutive victories to forge their way into the Western Conference finals.
Today, the Kings have their sights set on starting a historic run of their own, where the phrases “do-or-die” and “one game at a time” run their course.
The Kings have rallied from a 3-1 deficit only once in franchise history -- against Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers in 1989.
Following a devastating 3-2 loss in Game 4 that broke a 15-game home winning streak Thursday, the Kings will look to do something in Chicago that they have done only once this postseason: win a game on the road.
Center Mike Richards, who has been out with concussion-like symptoms since taking an unpenalized hit to the head in Game 1, has a “50/50 chance to play” in Game 5, reportsTthe Times’ Lisa Dillman.
"It's progress,” Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter said during Saturday’s morning skate. “But I don't want to say anything. I said last time, prior to Game 2 that he was playing. Then he didn't."
The once formidable first line of Anze Kopitar, Justin Williams and Dustin Brown will reunite. Brown and Kopitar have combined for only 11 points this postseason, down from last year when they led the NHL with 20 points each.
Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been on a tear of late with eight points in the last seven games and has goals in each of the last two games.