The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will meet in the NHL playoffs for a second consecutive year. The Kings eliminated the Sharks in seven games in 2013 and took three of five from their California rivals in the 2013-14 regular season.
However, the Sharks—who finished 11 points ahead of L.A. in the regular season—will have home-ice advantage. Both teams enter the playoffs having won five of their last 10 games.
No one should be surprised if this series goes seven games and features a couple of overtime battles.
With that said, here are the five biggest questions for the Kings in the series.
Stats courtesy of NHL.com.