The tension and the magnitude of the past two
Add in a Game 5 double-overtime epic and the superb play of superstars and emerging young players, and these
Friday night at 6 is Game 6 at
In one segment of the first overtime, the teams skated without a break for nearly eight minutes.
"I felt good out there," Doughty said Thursday at the team's El Segundo training facility. "I want to play a lot of minutes like that, especially in those kinds of situations going into OT. I think adrenaline just kicks in and you don't get tired."
Said Kings winger
That drive for victory is deep on both sides.
The Kings responded to a 2-0 deficit in Game 2 with six goals to deal the
In Game 5, Chicago's
The Kings and Blackhawks aren't the only high-octane teams still alive. This has been the highest-scoring conference finals in 23 years, averaging 6.9 goals per game through Wednesday.
"I'm sure it's fun for the fans," Kopitar said. "But from a structure standpoint of view, we want to tighten it."
Chicago's second line of Kane, Saad and center
"We both have some skill, and with hard work out there he creates a lot of space, so I just try to get open and he can make a play," Saad said Thursday to reporters in Chicago before boarding the team flight to Los Angeles. "It was fun last night, and hopefully we can continue having success and stay together.
"To be able to produce and help out the team in that way, that always helps with … bringing your game to the next level."
The Blackhawks are revisiting the formula they used to beat Detroit after being down 3-1 last year, and trailing St. Louis 2-0 in the first round this postseason.
"You try to relax and take it like any other game, because any time you think too much into the future, it tends to hinder your game," Saad said.
Toews said he's motivated to help make the Blackhawks a dynasty.