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Kings beat Blackhawks, 5-4 in overtime, in Game 7 to reach Cup finals

  • DELETES REFERENCE TO TOFFOLI SCORING THE GOAL - Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, celebrates the game winning goal with center Jarret Stoll (28) as they pass Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) during the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. The Kings won 5-4 in the overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    DELETES REFERENCE TO TOFFOLI SCORING THE GOAL - Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, celebrates the game winning goal with center Jarret Stoll (28) as they pass Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) during the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. The Kings won 5-4 in the overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) scores a goal against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) scores a goal against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) scores a goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) as the Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) watches during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) scores a goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) as the Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) watches during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Bollig (52) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King (74) fight during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Bollig (52) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King (74) fight during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp (10) celebrates his goal against Los Angeles Kings with his teammates during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp (10) celebrates his goal against Los Angeles Kings with his teammates during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli (73) celebrates his goal with his teammates during the second period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli (73) celebrates his goal with his teammates during the second period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp, left, celebrates his goal with right wing Ben Smith during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp, left, celebrates his goal with right wing Ben Smith during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • DELETES REFERENCE TO TOFFOLI SCORING THE GOAL - Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, celebrates the game winning goal with center Jarret Stoll (28) as they pass Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) during the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. The Kings won 5-4 in the overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    DELETES REFERENCE TO TOFFOLI SCORING THE GOAL - Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, celebrates the game winning goal with center Jarret Stoll (28) as they pass Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) during the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. The Kings won 5-4 in the overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • DELETES REFERENCE TO TOFFOLI SCORING THE GOAL - Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, celebrates the game winning goal with center Jarret Stoll (28) as they pass Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) during the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. The Kings won 5-4 in the overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) scores a goal against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) scores a goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) as the Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) watches during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Bollig (52) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King (74) fight during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp (10) celebrates his goal against Los Angeles Kings with his teammates during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli (73) celebrates his goal with his teammates during the second period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp, left, celebrates his goal with right wing Ben Smith during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • DELETES REFERENCE TO TOFFOLI SCORING THE GOAL - Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, celebrates the game winning goal with center Jarret Stoll (28) as they pass Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) during the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. The Kings won 5-4 in the overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO – Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime to carry the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals last night.

Martinez’s shot went off Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy and over goalie Corey Crawford, stunning the sellout crowd at the United Center and leading to a wild on-ice celebration for Los Angeles. Leddy was disconsolate as the Kings gathered in a big huddle along the boards.

Los Angeles improved to 7-0 in elimination games with its third Game 7 win on the road this postseason. It will host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.

Justin Williams and Tyler Toffoli each had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who once held a 3-1 lead in the series, only to have the defending champion Blackhawks come back to force Game 7. Marian Gaborik had the tying score midway through the third period.

Patrick Sharp scored two goals for the Blackhawks, who blew a 2-0 lead. Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Kane had two more assists.

Chicago’s loss means Detroit remains the last NHL team to win consecutive titles, in 1997 and 1998.

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