Kings top Blackhawks in OT, will face Oilers in 1st round

Kings top Blackhawks in OT, will face Oilers in 1st round

Adrian Kempe scored six seconds into overtime -- tied for the fastest OT goal in NHL history -- to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 win against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night in

Adrian Kempe scored six seconds into overtime — tied for the fastest OT goal in NHL history — to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 win against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night in the regular-season finale.Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals, including the game-tying goal during six-on-four play with 1:21 left, and he added an assist for the Kings (44-27-11, 99 points), who leapfrogged the Vegas Golden Knights (45-29-8, 98 points) for third place in the Pacific Division.Kempe, Quinton Byfield and Trevor Moore each had a goal and an assist, Phillip Danault had three assists and Cam Talbot made nine saves for Los Angeles, which will face the Edmonton Oilers in the first round for a third straight season.Tyler Johnson, Joey Anderson and Ryan Donato scored five minutes apart early in the third period to give Chicago a 4-3 lead.Lukas Reichel also scored and Arvid Soderblom made 31 saves for the Blackhawks (23-53-6, 52 points), who ended the second on a six-game losing streak and with the second-fewest points in the NHL.Reichel scored on a partial breakaway to give Chicago a 1-0 lead at 15:39 of the first period.After the Kings outshot the Blackhawks 14-4 in the first period, they outscored Chicago 11-3 in the second.Danault chased down a dump-in behind the Chicago net, circled around and fed Arvidsson for a one-timer from the left circle that squeezed through the pads of Soderblom to tie it 1-1 at 4:37 of the second.The Blackhawks appeared to score short-handed with 7:45 left in the second period when Jason Dickinson put in his own rebound. After a league-requested review, however, it was determined Dickinson scored with a distinct kicking motion.

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