The Kings and Ducks have made the Stanley Cup playoffs in the same season only once, but it’s soon to happen a second time. The defending champion Kings are almost a lock to advance, starting Monday in fourth place in the Western Conference. The Ducks are a lock to make it, sitting in second in the West before their game against the Edmonton Oilers. They’re not likely to meet in the first round, though it would be a fun matchup, according to Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.
“We would love that matchup,” Doughty said after Sunday’s game between the teams. “We always play hard against Anaheim, but they play hard against us, too. It would be a good playoff series for the fans to watch and I think it would make that rivalry a little stronger.”