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The home stretch: Los Angeles Kings return for 2nd chance to finish off champion Blackhawks

Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King (74) takes the puck as Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) and the Kings right wing Justin Williams (14) battle during the overtime period in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King (74) takes the puck as Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) and the Kings right wing Justin Williams (14) battle during the overtime period in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)  (The Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Kings spent much of the past month avoiding playoff elimination, so they can appreciate the Chicago Blackhawks' resilience.

After missing their first chance to finish off the Blackhawks in a double-overtime, the Kings are back to take another shot in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on Friday night.

Defenseman Drew Doughty says the Kings can't let the series go to a Game 7, so they're determined to prevent the Blackhawks from having another good start. Los Angeles also will endeavor to shut down Chicago's surprisingly effective line pairing Brandon Saad and Patrick Kane.

Before heading out to their second straight elimination game, the Blackhawks continue to insist all the pressure is on the Kings.

But Chicago is just 2-6 on the road in the postseason.