The Chicago Blackhawks were up against the ropes in Game 5 against the Los Angeles Kings but they somehow fought back in a game that featured eight regulation goals to score the game’s ninth in double overtime. The 5-4 win kept the Hawks season alive and may have seen the momentum swing from the Los Angeles side of things back to the Chicago side.
Needless to say, head coach Joel Quenneville was pretty fired up after the thrilling double overtime win that the Blackhawks notched and he had a pretty interesting ways to describe the win afterwords.
In fact, Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville gives it a special distinction in his own coaching career.
“I’ve seen a lot of games, been involved in a lot of games. That might have been the greatest overtime I’ve seen,” Quenneville said.
Chicago must march back to Los Angeles and win Game 6 inside the Staples Center in order to return to Chicago and try to win the series in a seventh game. But for the time being, the team may be tired but they’re riding high after a win that very well could have changed up the way this series will shake out.
We’ve seen how violently the tide can shift in this series though, so it’s far too early to tell the kind of effect the win will have on the teams moving forward but it’s safe to say that Joel Quenneville isn’t going to forget this game anytime soon.