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Game Day Preview #69, Los Angeles Kings @ Anaheim Ducks

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Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

HOW TO WATCH

Game Time: 7:00 PM Pacific
TV: NBCSN
Radio: iHeart Radio
The Opposition: Anaheim Calling

The moment is finally here. The NHL schedulers have decided that yes, it is time for the Kings and Ducks to face each other again. Finally. A rivalry series for the ages. The Freeway Faceoff. Two teams who just really, really, really don’t like each other. Surely the NHL schedulers thought that packing three Ducks/Kings games into the final weeks of the season would be good for drama. The drama! The intrigue! Two Pacific Division heavyweights fighting it out for playoff positioning—

Wait, I’m sorry. I’m getting a message from JFTC HQ right now:

Soooooo…. About the Thrill Level of this game. Well.

The two lowest scoring teams in the league will take the ice tonight, only they experienced vastly different outcomes in their most recent games. The Ducks exploded for eight goals against the Canadiens, walking away with an 8-2 win.

The Kings, meanwhile, have lost three straight, and 13 of their last 14 games. The 4-2 loss to the Coyotes, featuring one shorthanded goal against and just so much disappointment, was a pretty good microcosm of the Kings season.

There’s not much for either team to play for tonight, except this:

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