Last season, with 21 games left, the Kings were in 10th place, with a record of 27-22-12. Anaheim was 13th (26-25-10). Detroit was 1st (41-18-3).
Chicago leads the conference in regulation wins, with 15. The Kings and Ducks are second, with 14 each.
A glaring difference between Chicago and Anaheim, on one hand, and the Kings, on the other, is that Chicago and Anaheim have lost 2 and 3 games (respectively) in regulation, while the Kings have lost 10. And:
Chicago and Anaheim have played 11 and 10 OT/SO games (respectively), while the Kings have played 3.
The Kings have played more games that have ended in a regulation win or loss (24) than anyone else in the West. The average is 19.
Points-earned in OT/SO: Chicago, 19; Anaheim, 16; Kings, 4.
The Kings are 3rd in the conference in two important tie-breakers, ROW and goal-differential.