Hawks chip away at Kings' mythology

Updated: May 31, 2014, 1:40 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- It has been so easy to buy into the mythology of the Los Angeles Kings: big, strong, dedicated, relentless.

From 2012's menacing march to their first Stanley Cup to the Western Conference finals last year to this spring when they erased a 3-0 series deficit in the first round and then won two straight Game 7s on the road to advance to a third straight conference final.

You could roll the term juggernaut around in your mouth and it seemed to fit these Kings like a glove.

Well, ...

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