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Jewelcast, Episode 4.7: Hart Buzz and Hurt Muzz

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Come for the Anze Kopitar talk. Stay for defense-related hand-wringing and stretch run analysis.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Vancouver Canucks Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

With ten days to go in the 2017-18 regular season, you’re stressing and we’re stressing. Sure, the Los Angeles Kings have at least a 75% chance of making the playoffs according to projections from several hockey websites. The problem? Three other teams also basically have a 75% chance too, and one of these four teams isn’t getting in. At risk of jinxing this whole danged season, we’ll try to figure out whether LA can beat out the St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche, or Anaheim Ducks (or all three, why not?) to get back into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

As we do that, we’ll talk about the big stories over the last few weeks of LA’s season. Anze Kopitar’s MVP hype is building thanks to a four-goal showing against the Avs and consistently great showings down the stretch. Jake Muzzin’s upper body hurts, which means the Kings’ blueline will too. Jeff Carter and Dustin Brown are producing, but Adrian Kempe and Alex Iafallo aren’t. And do you trust Jack Campbell to make one more start? Eric, Robyn, Sarah, and James will talk it out tonight.

Tune in at 6:30 PM Pacific at the episode page, or listen below.

EXPECTED TOPICS: Three Out of Four Ain’t Bad, #Hartburn, The Shoulder is Part of the Upper Body, Wake Up Rookies, Moves Like Carter, Johnny and Jack, Til Death Do 3 & 27 Part, Final Five