Jun 1, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings don’t have a big playoff rivalry, with just one series (in 1974) between the two franchises.
Still, as high-level conference foes, it probably won’t take too long for the animosity to rise. Big hits should get the blood boiling, so consider this Viktor Stalberg hit on Jake Muzzin the opening salvo.
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