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Blackhawks, Kings set to collide after hitting bumps on way to Western Conference finals

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    Members of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate their 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Kings advanced to the Western Conference finals. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save on Detroit Red Wings center Cory Emmerton during Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 2-1. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Steve Lundy) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUTThe Associated Press

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    The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after Brent Seabrook scored in overtime in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 2-1. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Steve Lundy) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUTThe Associated Press

The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings are in the Western Conference finals after a few bumps along the way.

The Blackhawks and Kings are poised for what could be a tight and lengthy series, with Game 1 at the United Center on Saturday. The Kings already have more playoff losses than they did a year ago when they went on a 16-4 run through the playoffs to capture the Stanley Cup as an eighth seed.

The Blackhawks?

All they did was rally from a 3-1 deficit to beat Detroit in the conference semifinals, taking Game 7 2-1 on Brent Seabrook's overtime goal to remain in the hunt for their second title in four years.