LA Kings: 5 Reasons Why They Won't Make It Past Round 1

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LA Kings: 5 Reasons Why They Won't Make It Past Round 1
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For a team that held the Western Conference lead for a bit of the regular season, it's a surprise to think they would make such an early exit out of the postseason, especially when they are playing against the Sharks, a team notorious for being seemingly cursed in the playoffs.

As exciting as the matchup seemed to be—who doesn't enjoy two teams from the same state duke it out—it has been quite lopsided in favor of the San Jose team. 

So what exactly makes this first round such a disappointment for the Kings and why is it they won't be the victors in this best of seven series?

Here are my five reasons why the Los Angeles club will hanging the skates up early with an arguably premature bow out of the playoffs.

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