It's the world's worst kept secret: the Los Angeles Kings would much rather do it the hard way.
They spotted a 3-0 series lead to the San Jose Sharks before becoming only the fifth team in pro sports to come back from such a deficit.
In Round 2, after winning the first two on the road vs the Anaheim Ducks, the Kings lost the next three games, leaving them facing elimination in Game 6 and then having to win another Game 7 on the road.
And now, in the Western Conference Final vs the Blackhawks, with the Kings already having dropped Game 1 on Sunday, found themselves down 2-0 as the second period was coming to a close. It looked liked the Kings were flirting with disaster yet again before they finally clicked and did what they do best: never say die.
Six straight goals later, the Kings had won their first ever game in Chicago in the postseason and leveled the Western Final at one game apiece.
Los Angeles Kings @ Chicago Blackhawks: 6 - 2, series tied 1 - 1
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