May 13, 2013
Sharks vs. Kings: 10 things to watch
By WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

Kings forward Jarret Stoll attempts a shot as Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi makes the save at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, April 5, 2012. (DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters)

It's not the SoCal Showdown a lot of hockey fans were hoping for, but one NHL squad from the Golden State is guaranteed a spot in the Western Conference final.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and northern neighbour San Jose Sharks will meet in the second round of the playoffs. The fun starts Tuesday at the Staples Center.

Here are 10 things you need to know about this West Coast clash.



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