Los Angeles Kings: 3 Reasons They Can Surprise the Canucks in the 1st Round

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Los Angeles Kings: 3 Reasons They Can Surprise the Canucks in the 1st Round
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After 82 games, a coaching change, a blockbuster trade, a Vezina-worthy goaltending performance and an incredible post trade deadline charge, the L.A. Kings have made the playoffs.

Congratulations, guys! 

Now, you have to play the Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks.

No doubt many people cringed when they saw the matchup. But let's look on the bright side, the Kings hold a 2-2 record against the Canucks this season and almost every game has been competitive.

Getting to the playoffs is half the battle and the Kings are already there. Now, it's anybody's game. Here are three reasons why I feel the Kings have a real shot at pulling a major upset of the first round.

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