New meaning to `playoff drive’

Are the Kings getting a good vibe through recent associations with non-hockey winners? First, it was Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks hanging around Staples Center. Then, Mike Richards drove to the desert to watch and meet tennis champion Roger Federer. Then, on Thursday, former Daytona 500 champion Kevin Harvick took in the Kings’ game. Harvick, in town for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in Fontana, has been friends with Jeff Carter for a while. Click here for a piece from ESPN.com on the Carter-Harvick friendship. Who’s next?

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