Kings' blue line is beaten up

With big names sidelined, Los Angeles giving minutes to less-experienced players

Updated: May 5, 2014, 1:35 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- There's no question that what has been an inspiring tale so far this postseason for the never-say-die Los Angeles Kings has some parallels to the team's magical run to the 2012 Stanley Cup.

Their current five-game win streak has already produced enough drama for an entire playoff year, with the Kings erasing a 3-0 series deficit in the opening round versus the San Jose Sharks and then forcing overtime with seven seconds left in regulation in Game 1 against the Anaheim ...

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