The Los Angeles Kings aren't getting the same type of notice as the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings, but they quietly have the third-most wins in the NHL.
Southern California doesn't exactly strike many as the core of hockey, but fans are buying into an L.A. Kings team that is looking to make the playoffs for the second-straight season.
It's the first time they've been relevant since a guy named Wayne Gretzky played there.
While the Kings are playing exceptionally well, there's a lot of hockey yet to be played. Here are 10 areas in which they need to succeed in order to maintain their success...