Series breakdown: Sharks (2) vs. Kings (7)
The Kings have one run to the Cup, in 1993 during the Great One's Hockeywood days, and that's it. There's been plenty of springtime disappointment in Los Angeles, too. It's now a bummer to everyone who cares about hockey there -- a bigger number than you might expect (the Kings played to 99.7-percent capacity at the Staples Center this season) -- that top center Anze Kopitar won't participate in the playoffs due to a broken ankle. At least the defense has two young studs in Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson, and Jonathan Quick is strong between the pipes. You never know what will happen when two hoo-doo'ed teams meet.