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Ducks Gameday -- Battle of the Worsts!

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Columbus Blue Jackets (first worst) at Anaheim Ducks (second worst), 5 pm
The Cannon and Anaheim Calling -- SBN supports the NHL's standings basement.

Oh no! It's a potential state rape. After the L.A. Kings shut out the lowly Columbus Blue Jac... wait, what? They GOT shut out?! By Curtis Effin' Sanford?! HAHAHAHAHA.

Of course, the Ducks have yet to beat the Blue Jackets in one try this season, and I've got very little confidence that today'll be any different...

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Sunday Bonus: today's Sleektoon was drawn in the choir loft! :)

...but when we're talking about the league's two worst teams, I guess anything is possible! After the jump, updated Fail For Nail projected standings!

Once again, I've highlighted today's two opponents, who have a pretty decent lead on all other regularly-losing clubs. Since last post, all sub-.500 teams picked up wins except the Islanders, Oilers, and Lightning -- the Calgary Flames were even able to win their way back up to .500 and off the table for now.

Updated 2011-12 "Fail For Nail" Projected Standings
(Home and Road records prorated to 41 games each)

Proj. Finish Team GP Current Record Pts Home Rec. Proj. Home Pts Road Rec. Proj. Road Pts Total Proj. Points
30 Columbus Blue Jackets 40 11-24-5 27 6-11-3 31 5-13-2 25 56
29 Anaheim Ducks 39 11-22-6 28 8-12-1 33 3-10-5 25 58
28 Carolina Hurricanes 43 14-22-7 35 10-10-3 41 4-12-4 25 66
27 New York Islanders 39 14-19-6 34 8-9-3 39 6-10-3 32 71
26 Edmonton Oilers 41 16-22-3 35 10-6-2 50 6-16-1 23 73
25 Montreal Canadiens 41 16-18-7 39 7-7-6 41 9-11-1 37 78
24 Tampa Bay Lightning 40 17-20-3 37 11-5-0 56 6-15-3 26 82

Anaheim can pass Columbus on these standings with a regulation loss tonight -- I believe! :)

I'll be around for game comments tonight -- stop on by for some easy laughs.

Prediction: Stupid Ducks pull off a victory.

Go Lottery.