It was a long and tiresome journey in 2013 for the Los Angeles Kings, and it has finally come to a close. In the Western Conference Final the defending champs were ousted in five games by the No. 1 seed Chicago Blackhawks.
It was a long and brutal postseason with the team facing three quality opponents and overcoming two of them. Unlike the somewhat easy and dominant road the team traversed in 2012, this one was filled with injuries, setbacks and some long and exhausting series.
Despite being eliminated short of their goal, the Kings proved a lot to the hockey world with an inspired defense of their 2012 title. What exactly did they prove? Take a look.