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Jun 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) and center Tyler Toffoli (73) celebrate after the game-winning goal by right wing Justin Williams (not pictured) during the overtime period in game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports - RTR3RR7W Jun 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) and center Tyler Toffoli (73) celebrate after the game-winning goal by right wing Justin Williams (not pictured) during the overtime period in game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports - RTR3RR7W  

LA Kings Eke Out Game 7 Victory Against Blackhawks In INTENSE Overtime Battle

The Los Angeles Kings managed to eke out a victory against defending Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks in a tense overtime during Game 7 of the series.

Alec Martinez finally scored a goal after almost six minutes of overtime, beating the Blackhawks 5-4 in the Kings’ third game 7 during this tournament. Kings coach Darryl Sutter told ESPN, “You need everybody when you get to Game 7. You’re not into the individual part of it. There’s always guys that score big goals, make big plays. But you need everybody in your lineup.”

The Blackhawks didn’t hide their disappointment. Coach Joel Quenneville said, “I’ve lost some tough games but nothing like tonight.” Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews echoed the sentiment, saying, “This was a tough way to go down. This one’s going to sting for a while.”

The Kings will go on to face the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in LA. Quenneville has a dire warning for the Rangers though, saying, “They find a way, L.A., they’re never out of a hockey game, they’re never out of a series. They’re dangerous.”

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