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Voynov's goal gives Kings 3-2 OT win over Blues, 3-2 series lead

  • Los Angeles Kings' Justin Williams, left, tries to control the puck as St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott and Blues' Alex Pietrangelo, right, defend during the first period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Los Angeles Kings' Justin Williams, left, tries to control the puck as St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott and Blues' Alex Pietrangelo, right, defend during the first period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Tyler Toffoli, right, falls as St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott, top, and Blues' Chris Stewart (25) defend during the first period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Los Angeles Kings' Tyler Toffoli, right, falls as St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott, top, and Blues' Chris Stewart (25) defend during the first period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott, top, warms up as a teammate skates past before Game 5 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott, top, warms up as a teammate skates past before Game 5 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Slava Voynov scored on an odd-man rush at 12 minutes of overtime and the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues for the third straight time, 3-2 Wednesday night.

The win put the defending Stanley Cup champions on the verge of surviving the first round, leading 3-2 heading to Game 6 in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Alex Pietrangelo scored on a wrist shot from the point with 44.1 seconds remaining in regulation and goalie Brian Elliott off for an extra attacker. That forced overtime for the second time in the series.

The Kings' Justin Williams scored in the final minute of Game 1, also in St. Louis.

Jeff Carter scored in the opening minute of the second and third periods for the Kings, who became the first road team to win in the series.