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Slava Voynov’s OT goal gives Kings 3-2 series lead over Blues (Video)

Sean Leahy
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Slava Voynov is embracing this hero role he's acquired over the last three games for the Kings.

The LA defenseman scored his second game-winning goal of the series in a 3-2 overtime victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 5. The Kings head back to Staples Center on Friday night with a chance to eliminate the Blues for the second straight year.

After netting the only goal in LA's 1-0 win in Game 3, Voynov helped create the winning goal by denying Blues forward Jaden Schwartz a shot at one end, then coming down and beating Brian Elliott five-hold at the other end:

After Jeff Carter's second of the game 54 seconds into the third period gave the Kings a 2-1 lead, it was looking like the game would end in regulation, but Alex Pietrangelo's seeing-eye shot from the point beat Jonathan Quick with 44.1 seconds to go to force overtime.

How big have Voynov's contributions been? Including playoffs, the Kings are undefeated in the last 10 games he's scored a goal.

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