Four weeks from today, the NHL regular season will be over, and at this point there’s absolutely no way to predict how the Western Conference playoff race will turn out. Right now, Phoenix is in seventh place with 78 points (69 games played), followed by Colorado (76 points, 70 games), San Jose (75 points, 67 games), Calgary (74 points, 68 games) and the Kings (74 points, 68 games). Things are so silly in the West that if the Kings were to beat Chicago tonight, and Calgary was to earn one or zero points tonight against Minnesota, the Kings would move from 11th to eighth. The Kings’ problem is the logjam. If even two of the four teams they’re battling with go on a nice streak, the Kings are going to be in trouble. They’re inconsistent right now and have a tough finish to the season.

The always interesting website sportsclubstats.com currently gives the Kings a 30.2-percent chance of making the playoffs, but that can swing dramatically based on the results of a handful of games. The site also predicts that if the Kings finish with 93 points, they will have an 85.1-percent chance of making the playoffs. With 92 points, the percentage falls to 69.8. A 93-point season for the Kings projects to a 9-4-1 finish. Here is the Kings’ remaining schedule. Can you find nine wins here?

at Chicago
vs. Detroit
at Anaheim
vs. Nashville
vs. San Jose
vs. St. Louis
vs. Boston
at Vancouver
at Calgary
at Edmonton
at Minnesota
vs. Edmonton
vs. San Jose
at San Jose

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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