The most important aspect of this game is the two points.
Yes, the Kings have clinched a playoff spot but the opponent they will face is not even close to set.
The two points from Tuesday's win put the Kings in sixth place, matching up against the Vancouver Canucks, who are no doubt a tough team, but have been struggling somewhat lately.
And struggling or not, they would much rather face the Canucks that the Blackhawks, a team that is as deep and talented as any in the league.
Moving up further would put them in fifth and facing off against division rival Phoenix, who I think is definitely one of the most dangerous teams in the playoffs this year, in either conference.
It would be an easier travel schedule, but that's about it.
I really like Jarret Stoll's quote today, in which he discusses their potential first round opponent, "They all are good teams, they all have their strengths, but I definitely feel we can beat any of those teams. So I don't have a preference." (http://nhl.fanhouse.com/2010/04/06/jarret-stoll-kings-can-beat-any-of-those-teams/)
That is exactly what the veteran players in that locker room should be conveying to the youngsters, but there is no doubt that they would rather face Vancouver or Phoenix than San Jose or Chicago, so let's just hope they get at least a few points in their last three games.
Either way, it's going to be great to see some postseason action at Staples Center this season.