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Michal Handzus
Heartbreaking end to Blackhawks' season
Heartbreaking end to Blackhawks' season

At 10:10 Sunday night, Chicago shook its fist at fate, cursed the Kings and slowly started to face reality that will take all summer to sink in. BREAKING NEWS: Hearts all over town broke watching the Blackhawks lose 5-4 in overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. There will be no Stanley Cup repeat, parade or Grant Park celebration. Stunningly, the Hawks' season is over. It even seems odd to type that. It ended when Kings defenseman Alec Martinez fulfilled the dream every hockey player has when he starts skating by scoring the goal that sent his team into the Cup Final. The only dream better would be a goal to win the Cup — which, in all likelihood, this one did...