Jun 6, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT
Patrick Kane scored his first goal of the Western Conference final, tying Game 4 at 2-2 late in the second period.
But it was a Corey Crawford save on Justin Williams less than four minutes into the period that may have been the turning point of the game. Crawford threw out the poke check on Williams, who was sent in all alone on a breakaway.
That save came just after Dustin Penner gave the Kings a 2-1 lead.
Had Williams scored, the Kings’ would’ve gone up two goals – a commanding lead, considering they haven’t lost on home ice in these playoffs. Instead, Crawford kept this a one-goal game, eventually leading to the Kane equalizer.
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 91
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- O, Dear: Russia fined $85K for skipping Canadian anthem 28
- Kings ink Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal 27
- Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process 50
- Here’s the full NHL 2015 preseason schedule, starting Sept. 20 5
- Wild assistant Sydor arrested for suspected drunk driving, child endangerment 30
- It’s Montreal Canadiens day at PHT 14
- Capitals’ biggest question: Is this finally the year? 32