Sven Baertschi

Kings face three non-playoff teams in the final week, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy

Kings face three non-playoff teams in the final week, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy

From a tour of possible playoff opponents to one against the lottery-bound minnows.

If the Kings weren't cognizant of the threat posed by the league's lesser lights heading into the final week of the regular season, two fairly recent results should serve as an apt reminder.

Friday: Vancouver 3, Anaheim 2.

March 24: Winnipeg 4, Los Angeles 1.

The Kings play at Vancouver on Monday and their regular-season finale is Saturday against the Jets at Staples Center. In between are games at Calgary on Tuesday and at home Thursday against the Ducks.

They've lost their last four games on the road and have stumbled in the third period, of late. Last Monday at San Jose,...

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