Stop us if you've heard this one before: The Kings return home with a chance to close out a higher-seeded opponent at home.

Only this time, two more wins would send them on to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in franchise history.

Today's Game 3 at Staples Center will pit a Kings team that has skated hard, checked tight and scored by generating a high volume of opportunities against the reeling Phoenix Coyotes.

The Kings have been on an incredible run by any account, except their own.

"Obviously that's what we came here to do, to win games," said Jeff Carter, who had a hat trick in a Game 2 victory that pushed the Kings to 10-1 in the postseason.