Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks: NHL Playoff Preview and Prediction

The fourth-seeded Los Angeles Kings and the sixth-seeded San Jose Sharks are attempting to rewrite history as they meet in the conference semifinal round of the NHL postseason.

In recent seasons, no team has been able to defend the Stanley Cup. The Kings went on a spectacular run to win their first Stanley Cup a year ago, and they are coming off an impressive first-round performance against the St. Louis Blues.

The San Jose Sharks have often been a Western Conference favorite over the last 10 years, but they have never had a chance to play in the Stanley Cup Finals. While they are no longer a favorite, they rolled to an easy first-round win, and they may be finally ready to assert themselves.

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