They last met in the playoffs during the spring of 2010, and there have been quite a few roster changes since the Canucks defeated the Kings in six games.
Here is a quick primer on the key players of each team, and the roles they play.
In other words, which Kings to hate and which Kings to fear if you are a Canucks fan.
Or vice versa if you are a Kings fan.
*All stats are based on the 2011-2012 regular season.