The Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks. No, it doesn’t have the historical appeal of the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, nor the rough stuff that was prominent in the Detroit Red Wings-Colorado Avalanche rivalry of the 1990s.
However, this battle of California—often called the Freeway Faceoff—ranks among the best rivalries in the game today, as both teams are Stanley Cup contenders.
The Ducks appear poised to take the Presidents' Trophy this season and are 17 points ahead of the Kings. Although they trail the Kings in the all-time series, they hold a 2-0-1 edge in 2013-14 with their most recent win coming at Dodger Stadium.
With that said, here is a look at the best moments in the Kings-Ducks rivalry.
Stats courtesy of NHL.com.