Familiar Kings take different path

Kings aren't as dominant as their 2012 team, but they're still a force in the playoffs

Updated: May 29, 2013, 10:10 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES – The names on the back of the jerseys haven't changed, but everything about the Los Angeles Kings' journey this postseason is different.

Perhaps the only similarity between both trips so far is that for the second year in a row the Kings are headed back to the Western Conference finals. And, really, that's the only thing that matters anyway.

Despite having little roster turnover from the team that won the Stanley Cup last season, the Kings don't exactly ...

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