Sunday night, on the treacherous ice of Staples Center (80-plus degree weather and a mid-day Lakers game went into overtime), the Kings took a commanding 3-0 series lead over the league's regular season best Vancouver Canucks.
The Kings now own complete control of the series and sit just a single game away from a historic playoff series victory.
It wasn't the prettiest victory, but nonetheless it was a victory. There is still work to be done to close out the series, and the series-winning game will most certainly be the toughest to win.
Here are a few takeaways for the Kings from the monumental Game 3 victory.