“The only storyline of note Sunday related to the game was what kind of progress winger Artemi Panarin made toward securing a $1.725-million “Schedule B” bonus he could attain for finishing top 10 among forwards in points. It was a good day for Panarin on that front as Panarin scored his 31st goal in the third period.”
“Since clinching the top seed, the Hawks had been holding their breath that nobody would be seriously injured before the playoffs. The fan base took a deep inhale Saturday when Marian Hossa skated off late in the first period after he was on the receiving end of an apparent slash.
Anxiety filled the intermission until Hossa took the ice before the second period.”
“The Blackhawks almost got back to the postseason on a winning note but the Kings, who will not be going to the playoffs, had other ideas. Dustin Brown scored with 55 seconds remaining in regulation and Drew Doughty scored the winner just 27 seconds into overtime.”
“The Hawks were less than a minute from breaking the franchise record for road victories, leading 2-1 on a third-period goal by Artemi Panarin. But Dustin Brown scored off a touch pass by Anze Kopitar on the rush with 55 seconds left to tie it, and Drew Doughty scored 27 seconds into overtime to end it.
Nobody wants to go into the playoffs with four losses in a row, but the Hawks liked most of what they did Thursday against the Anaheim Ducks and Saturday against the Kings.”
“Drew Doughty gave Miller one final thrilling moment to describe in his last home game.
Doughty scored 27 seconds into overtime, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday…
…It seemed as if the highlight of the afternoon would be video tributes and messages to Miller from luminaries of hockey and Hollywood before the Kings launched a thrilling third-period comeback.”