Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, left, celebrates scoring a goal with left wing Tanner Pearson, right, against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
LOS ANGELES (AP) Jeff Carter scored his 10th goal of the season 1:06 into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth consecutive victory.
Alec Martinez scored and Peter Budaj stopped 18 shots for the Kings, who persevered through a back-and-forth game between Western Conference contenders for their third straight win over Chicago at Staples Center.
After Los Angeles failed to score on a power play stretching into overtime, Carter fired a wrist shot past Scott Darling for his fifth goal in five games. Carter also had an early assist, giving him 19 points in 22 games.
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Patrick Kane scored and Darling stopped 27 shots in his first loss for the Blackhawks, who finished their seven-game circus road trip at 3-3-1.