The Los Angeles Kings head into the 2013-14 NHL season in search of a long-awaited Pacific Division title. However, the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks will provide stiff competition, while a team from north of the border is hoping to continue its regular-season dominance.
Despite winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and making it back to the Western Conference Final in 2013, the Kings didn't come close to finishing atop the Pacific Division in either season.
In fact, the Kings have not won a division title since joining the Pacific in 1993.
Re-alignment has brought a few changes to the division, which now looks very similar to the 1995-1998 version. It includes the following teams:
- Anaheim Ducks
- Calgary Flames
- Edmonton Oilers
- Los Angeles Kings
- Phoenix Coyotes
- San Jose Sharks
- Vancouver Canucks
Here's a look at which Pacific Division teams will give the Kings the most problems as they hunt for their second division title (Smythe Division, 1990-91) and Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.
Stats courtesy of NHL.com.