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Video: Voynov’s OT winner has Blues on the brink

Los Angeles Kings v St. Louis Blues - Game Five

ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 8: Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his game-winning goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on May 8, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Kings beat the blues 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Dilip Vishwanat

Slava Voynov wasn’t going to hang back.

The 23-year-old defenseman jumped up into the rush in overtime, then took a pass from Anze Kopitar before beating Blues goalie Brian Elliott to give the L.A. Kings a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of this Western Conference quarter-final.

The Kings now have a 3-2 series lead and can eliminated the Blues, who, according to their head coach Ken Hitchcock, “played a hell of a hockey game,” in a losing cause, with a win on Friday.