BoC Gameday -- SoCal Collision Course

Anaheim Ducks (27-23-7, t-10th in west) at Los Angeles Kings (34-19-3, 5th in west), 7:30 pm
Anaheim Calling and Jewels From The Crown -- damn separatists.

(Author's note -- I'm putting the "Remembering Jiggy" theme aside for a day, but definitely more to come.  It would have been relevant had the Ducks and Kings ever shared any playoff history, but unfortunately we know how that goes: there can be only one!)

Shockingly big game tonight.  Kings have won seven games in a row and 12 of their past 16.  Ducks have won three in a row and 11 of their past 15.  I can't remember a time when these two teams played a game with that kind of mutual momentum going into it.

Spadekingstreaking_medium
Guest cartoon by Spade -- this one's epic.

Of course, the Ducks are still a league-worst 3-11-2 within their own division (0-7-0 within the BoC) and an impressive 24-12-5 against non-Pacific foes.  It's not a stretch to think that with only 25 games remaining on the Anaheim schedule, the four remaining against the Kings (including tonight) really could make or break Anaheim's attempt to climb into the playoff picture.  And I'm fairly certain that the Kings relish any opportunity to stomp that hope out. 

Ratvsraccoon_medium
Critter Battle of the Night: Jason Blake vs. Anze Kopitar.

Prediction: Of course epic BoC games only can happen on Thursday nights, so I won't be around tonight until the latter half of the third  -- play nice in the game comments.  Oh, and as for a prediction?  I'll take the safe route -- Spade and his brother get hammered.

Go Ducks.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Battle of California

You must be a member of Battle of California to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle of California. You should read them.

Join Battle of California

You must be a member of Battle of California to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle of California. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker