Home ice now Kings' calling card

L.A. made it a point to buckle down in its building, and it shows after Game 5 win

Updated: May 24, 2013, 3:39 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings knew it wouldn't be easy this time around.

History told them that. Opposing teams reminded them of that. And these playoffs have beaten that fact over their head every time they've taken the ice.

They knew they couldn't depend on a record 10-game road winning streak this year if they had any chance of being the first team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998 to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. They couldn't lose three series-clinching ...

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