That's because the Kings' advancement to the second round means a first-of-its-kind playoff matchup with the other Southern California team, the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks reached the second round with a six-game series win over the Dallas Stars.
The local rivals have never met in the postseason, but that will change when the puck is dropped for Game 1 on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Game 2 also will be in Anaheim on Monday night. Games 3 and 4 will switch to Staples Center on May 8 and May 10.
This season, the Pacific Division-champion Ducks were undefeated against the Kings, going 4-0-1. The Ducks were 1-0-1 at home and 3-0-0 on the road, including an outdoor game played at Dodger Stadium as part of the NHL's Stadium Series.
Here is a look at the complete schedule:
KINGS-DUCKS Game 1: Saturday at Honda Center, 5 p.m. PT
Game 2: Monday at Honda Center, 7 p.m. PT
Game 3: May 8 at Staples Center, 7 p.m. PT
Game 4: May 10 at Staples Center, TBD
Game 5*: May 12 at Honda Center, TBD
Game 6*: May 14 at Staples Center, TBD
Game 7*: May 16 at Honda Center, TBD
* If necessary