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Hawks show it's tough to repeat

Beaten but not yet defeated, defending champs searching for winning return

Updated: May 27, 2014, 1:45 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- And so the dream of back-to-back Stanley Cups recedes to a tiny pinpoint of light in an otherwise dark room for the Chicago Blackhawks.

There's a reason, maybe a thousand reasons, that essentially no NHL team repeats as champion. No one.

How many reasons were on display Monday night in Los Angeles, where the Blackhawks were crushed like an old soda can on the side of the road by a relentless Kings team that poured three goals past the defending champions in the last ...

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