June 4, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams (14) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in game three of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings: Justin Williams, Dustin Brown Played Through Separated Shoulder and Torn PCL


The Los Angeles Kings are officially done in the NHL postseason and they fell short of defending their Stanley Cup title. But while they didn’t have enough in the tank to top the Chicago Blackhawks, it’s not as though they rolled over — especially in the case of forward Justin Williams. According to Pierre LeBrun, Williams played through a separated shoulder the entire Western Conference Finals series against Chicago.

Williams wasn’t the only banged up Kings skater against the Blackhawks as Dustin Brown tore his PCL in Game 6 against the San Jose Sharks but played through that injury against the Blackhawks — which is such a hockey player thing to do.

It’s a wonder the Kings won a single game against the Blackhawks let alone almost beat them in a Game 5 showdown that went to double overtime. Los Angeles gave the Blackhawks an intense fight all series long and that effort is only amplified by news that they were playing with torn ligaments and separated bones and joints.

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