For the fifth straight season, the Los Angeles Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They clinched their spot in extremely satisfying fashion tonight, defeating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 at the Staples Center. In all likelihood, the Kings will take the third seed in the Pacific Division.
Recently, making the playoffs felt like a major accomplishment for the Kings. Now, it's expected. A first-round matchup with the Sharks (most likely) or the Ducks awaits; for now, let's enjoy it!