Los Angeles Kings: 5 Keys To Locking Up Home Ice in the First Round

The Los Angeles Kings have been one of the more surprising teams of the year, and not in the way their fans would like. Despite being a heavy favorite to finally end the Sharks reign atop the Pacific Division and at one point in October being the number-1 team in the entire NHL, the Kings have struggled in a number of areas this season, which has led to them often times fighting to stay in the top 8 of the Western Conference.

The Kings now sit in a four-way tie for fourth in the West on 81 points, which would seem like a good place to be in, however they're only two points ahead of 9th place and a disappointing early summer. But that being said the Kings look like they'll be in the playoffs this spring for the second straight year and even have a shot at locking up a home ice advantage.

However in order for them to lock up this position they need to address a few flaws in their game. Here are 5 things the Los Angeles Kings need to do in order to seal down a quarter-final series that starts in their building.


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