Kings had already made the playoffs, and the ducks needed 1 point from the 2 games to qualify i think it was. They werent that important
??? WTF? The Kings had been in front of the Ducks all season, and they could have knocked them out of the POs. Yet what happened was the Ducks rocketed to 4th overall making the Kings slip to 7th. (iirc) (and imagine home ice advantage for the Kings in the POs - yeah, we can only imagine it!)
Anytime you can knock the Ducks out of the playoffs, those are very important games.