The triumph was the Hawks’ second consecutive in the series when facing elimination and tied the best-of-seven slate at 3-3 with Game 7 scheduled for Sunday night at the United Center.
Shannon Ryan: Corey Crawford back up; won’t back down
After four straight games in which he gave up 17 goals, the worst stretch of his NHL career, Crawford was sturdy in a potential elimination game as the Hawks led 2-1 heading into the third.
Shannon Ryan: Blackhawks finally end power-play drought
The Hawks hadn’t scored on a power play away from the United Center since the first game of the playoffs against the Blues on April 17 in St. Louis, going 0-for-24 before Kane’s goal.
They might be up against a team every bit as good — if not better — than they are. But they don’t do moral victories.
Rick Morrissey: Blackhawks are far from done
Kane scored the game-winner with 3 minutes, 45 seconds left. You’ve read this story before, but this is a different version. Kane, who scores big goals like some people breathe, beat Jonathan Quick to force Game 7.
Mark Postash: Patrick Kane’s right touch at right time is nothing new
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Kane is the first player since the Vancouver Canucks’ Cliff Ronning in 1992 with three or more points in back-to-back elimination games.
It looked like they were going to wrap this one up at Staples Center for a while. But after losing the lead early in the third, the Blackhawks got it back in the waning minutes.
For the Chicago Blackhawks, there was no panic, no freaking out. There was also no deviating from their course. They liked how they were playing, save a gaffe or two, and knew they could pull it out.
Scott Burnside: Hawks chip away at Kings’ mythology
For the second game in a row, the Kings could not hold a third-period lead.
Scott Powers: Kane clutch again for Blackhawks
Yes, the winning goal was just the ribbon on the basket of goods Kane gave the Blackhawks on Friday.
Scott Powers: Hawks battle back again to even series
The Blackhawks have gotten to where they are now by handling a large amount of adversity tossed their way in the past two games.
Corey Masisak: Kane keeps Blackhawks alive with Game 6 winner
The Blackhawks will try to complete a comeback from down 3-1 in a series for the second straight year and move within four victories of a repeat championship.
Shawn Roarke: Kings-Blackhawks series is one for the ages
These teams, the past two Stanley Cup champions, have been almost indistinguishable in their greatness.
Corey Masisak: Patrick Kane comes up big again for Blackhawks
Chicago is 12-2 in Games 6 or 7 in their careers. Kane has nine goals and 17 points in those games, including his famous Stanley Cup-winning overtime goal in Game 6 of the 2010 Final.
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FifthFeather: Like Dolphins Can Swim: Blackhawks 4, Kings 3
Another reason the Hawks are starting to pick apart the Kings defense, the Kings are overpursuing the puck-carrier on zone entries and with another Hawk driving to the net, it’s clearing oodles of space for the late man.