Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 9/11/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Dwight King of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on September 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Kings will head back home to Los Angeles after Game 5 of their Western Conference Final series with the Chicago Blackhawks, just not for the reasons they intended. Los Angeles had an opportunity to extend the series to a sixth game at Staples Center after tying Saturday's contest in the final seconds, but the Blackhawks eventually prevailed 4-3 in double overtime, ending the Kings' run as Stanley Cup champions.  "You play hockey in June to win," said Kings forward Justin Williams. "You get this far, to not have a chance to defend it, it's frustrating. I can't stand looking at somebody else raising that cup, and now we're oing to have to do it."  Patrick Kane recorded the first conference-finals hat trick since Wayne Gretzky did it in 1993, including the game-winning goal 11:40 into the second overtime period as Chicago clinched its second Stanley Cup Finals berth in three years. The Blackhawks will meet the 2011 Cup champion Boston Bruins in the finals, which will begin on Wedne...
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