The year was 1993.
Bill Clinton was in his first year in the White House, Jerry Seinfeld was making out during Schindler's List and Whitney Houston dominated the charts with "I Will Always Love You."
The Phoenix Coyotes were called the Jets and played their games in Winnipeg, Wayne Gretzky was in the Silver and Black and the Kings were the talk of the town advancing to the Campbell Conference Finals dispatching of both Calgary and Vancouver in six games.
That was the last time the Kings were four wins away from playing for Lord Stanley's Cup.
To celebrate the Kings run this season some 19 years in the making, FOX Sports West will re-air Games 6 and 7 of the 1993 Campbell Conference Finals - the Kings 5-4 OT victory on May 27, 1993 that knotted the series at three games apiece as well as the 5-4 win in the clincher two days later.
"It was such a classic series, that LA-TOR series, even more than the finals," Kings hall of fame broadcaster Bob Miller said in an interview on FOX Sports West. "Because both captains, (Wendall) Clark and Gretzky led their teams, scored hat tricks and everything else."
"When you are that close to the finals, it is almost more nerve wracking than the finals themselves."
The Kings and Maple Leafs split the first four games and then Glen Anderson scored with 39.4 seconds remaining in overtime in Game 5 to lift the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win and putting the Kings on the brink of elimination.
Gretzky prolonged the season for the Kings in Game 6 (Re-air on FOX Sports West - May 10 - 7 p.m.) scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of the Kings' 5-4 victory over Toronto, to force a deciding seventh game in Toronto.
Two days later in Game 7 (Re-air on FOX Sports West - May 10 - 9:30 p.m.), Gretzky recorded a hat trick to lead the Kings to a 5-4 win to advance to the franchise's first and only Stanley Cup Final and Miller's call, "the Kings are four wins a way from the Stanley Cup!"
Tune in to FOX Sports West on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. for Game 6 followed by Game 7 at 9:30 p.m. and re-live the magic of the Great One, Lucky Luc, Hollywood Hrudey, Barry Melrose and of course the mullet.
The Kings got past Toronto in 1993...how will they fare vs. Phoenix in 2012?