While they still trail in their opening-round series against the San Jose Sharks, the Los Angeles Kings have found ways to get back into this series. After trailing 0-3, the Kings won the last two games to cut the lead to 3-2. Most recently, Los Angeles pulled out a shutout victory at San Jose's SAP Center in Game 5, a building that was anything but kind to the them for the opening two games of this series.

But as of now, the Kings have the momentum and there are five significant reasons for that turnaround: