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A BoC Double Gameday

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Anaheim Ducks (26-24-5, t-5th in west) at Calgary Flames (30-17-4, 4th in west), noon
Los Angeles Kings (22-21-7, 13th in west) at New Jersey Devils (33-16-3, 3rd in east), 4 pm
Murray's boys vs. Sutter's boys followed by Murray's boys vs. Sutter's boys

So Rudy's internet is out and he asked me to write up a Kings Gameday to go along with my regular Ducks nonsense. I'm of course way too lazy to do separate write-ups on a Saturday, so I'll just give it the ol' college half-ass effort, but feel free to chime in on either team or either game in the comments. 

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This image sort of has a Ducks/Kings vs. Flames/Devils feel to it.

If it weren't for a late-game blown lead in Montreal, the Kings would be riding a six-game winning streak -- they are 5-1 under Obama's administration.  Between that and the Ducks' seesaw-ish struggles the drama of the playoff bubble continues to grow for a lot of western teams. 

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James and the Giant Playoff Bubble

Neglecting all the maddening inconsistency that got both teams to this point in the standings race, this could and should be a nailbiting finish for both SoCal clubs, and the western conference in general.  One thing the Ducks and Kings have in common -- it's been a few years since either franchise has really been in an end-of-season dogfight to make the top eight.  I don't know about you, but I'm refreshingly terrified.

Prediction: Murray's boys 4, Sutter's boys 2.  For the Flames, check out Battle of Alberta and Five Hole Fanatics.  For the Devils, there's In Lou We Trust and Interchangeable Parts.

Go SoCal.