The lockout delayed the Kings' coronation as Stanley Cup champions but that hardly mattered to fans who had waited so long for such a moment. The Kings soon realized that defending the Cup isn't easy as they found themselves battling for a playoff spot in the final weeks of the season. The Kings finally got their ticket punched with a fifth-place finish in the Western Conference before bouncing the Blues and Sharks in the first two rounds before finally seeing their title defense end at the hands of the Blackhawks in a hard-fought seven-game series.
The offseason didn't include much fanfare as the team returns much of its core for another run at the Cup. The two biggest offseason departures were Rob Scuderi and Jonathan Bernier. While the Kings shouldn't have a problem replacing the veteran Scuderi, they figure to see a slight drop in play from their backup netminder whether its Ben Scrivens or Mathieu Garon.
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