Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/9/13
The Los Angeles Kings kept playing through a slew of injuries. They kept coming when the Chicago Blackhawks jumped out to an early lead, and they tried everything to force another home game in the Western Conference finals. They just couldn't find a way this year. Once Chicago's Patrick Kane found his offensive game, it was all over for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Anze Kopitar and Brad Richards scored in the third period for Los Angeles, but Kane netted his third goal of the game 11:40 into the second overtime period to lift Chicago to a 4-3 victory on Saturday night and a spot in the Stanley Cup finals against the Boston Bruins. ''You don't take much solace in losing,'' Kings forward Justin Williams said. ''It's a bitter taste. Yeah, we were one of the final four, but that wasn't our goal when we set out to start the season. We're not able to defend what we did last year and that's a frustrating thing.'' Los Angeles recovered after trailing 2-0 in the first period and...
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