The Los Angeles Kings finished third in the Pacific Division, accumulating just 95 points to claim the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference. Like most No. 8 seeds, the playoff odds were stacked against them.
Since the modern playoff format was implemented in 1994, there have been 36 eighth-seeded teams and only a third of them managed to win more than two games in the postseason. In fact, nearly two-thirds of them were eliminated in the first round. But these Kings are no ordinary No. 8 seed.
In fact, they are one win away from staking their claim as one of the most dominating playoff teams in NHL history.