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Hawks' speed, depth dooming Kings

Surprising goaltending and Bryan Bickell's power also driving Chicago

Updated: June 8, 2013, 12:19 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- The Los Angles Kings were a popular upset pick by many entering the Western Conference finals. And why not, after the defending Stanley Cup champions showed their resilience in series wins over St. Louis and San Jose?

Having spent time with the Kings over the past month, however, I felt entering this series that the Kings were a beat-up squad almost gasping for air after surviving seven games against the Sharks. I have once again been impressed with how they grind out wins, ...

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