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Kings, Blackhawks to face off again in rivalry of respect, not hatred
Kings, Blackhawks to face off again in rivalry of respect, not hatred

Happy and reassuring playoff memories for the Kings can provide only so much comfort to a faltering hockey team in search of solutions. The calendar is quickly becoming the Kings’ adversary. They are three points out of a playoff spot, with Dallas and Colorado closing fast and furiously in the Western Conference. Game No. 48 on the Kings’ schedule is against none other than the Chicago Blackhawks, a familiar postseason antagonist. It is arguably one of the best (current) rivalries, with the Kings winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014 and Chicago in 2013. The Blackhawks needed to beat the Kings in the Western Conference finals in 2013 and the Kings defeated Chicago at the...

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