But the road gets no less treacherous from here on out. Next, they face the best defensive team in hockey, the St. Louis Blues. They will also be the road team from here on out regardless of the series (since the Kings are the lowest seed).
But at the same time, even though they are the eighth seed, people are now realizing this is a team not to be taken lightly. And in many aspects, they have everything that makes a team formidable in the playoffs.
If you are on the fence on whether or not you feel the Kings are a true dark horse team to win it all, here are a few points to consider.