LA Kings center Anze Kopitar (foreground), shown here being pursued by Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane during Game 4 of the 2014
Western Conference Final at Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 26, 2014.
LOS ANGELES — After the Los Angeles Kings
soundly defeated the Chicago Blackhawks
, 5-2, in Game 4 of the 2014 Western Conference Final at Staples Center
in Los Angeles on May 26, many media, pundits and fans alike declared the Blackhawks dead, and the series over.
The Blackhawks are trailing in the series, 3-1, facing elimination in tonight’s Game 5 in Chicago. But as the saying goes, there’s a reason they play the games, and as the Kings themselves have proven during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, coming back to win a series after being pushed to the brink of elimination is not impossible.
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