On Sunday, the Los Angeles Kings will kick off their 2012 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs series against their division rivals the Phoenix Coyotes. The Kings will be making an appearance in their first Western Conference final since 1993 and will try to keep their momentum rolling all the way to the Stanley Cup.
The Kings will have to knock off the Pacific Division champs, who have home advantage in the series. That's not likely to faze the No. 8 seed Kings at all: they've knocked off the No. 1 and No. 2 seed in the conference in five and four games, respectively.
The puck will drop for Game 1 at 5:00 p.m. PT and will be televised on NBC Sports Network (formerly Vs.).
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