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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

BoC Gameday—Ducks vs. Sharks or Sleek vs. Swenson?

San Jose Sharks (49-26-4, t-5th in west) at Anaheim Ducks (47-20-12, t-2nd in west)

Well, I'm not going to waste a lot of ink on this pre-game post, since today is both the last regular season meeting between the Sharks and Ducks, and the first meeting ever between PJ Swenson and Earl Sleek. We'll be chillin' in the awesome Row B seats, taunting whichever Duck decides to take their turn in the penalty box, and hopefully will have some cool postgame material to share (though I should warn you: depending on our consumption, postgame posts may appear days later).

The Ducks will clinch the Pacific today if both the Sharks and Stars lose (even in OT). Failing that, the Ducks can still own their destiny by gaining at least three points before the season is out, or at least some combination where points-earned by the Ducks and points-lost by the Sharks/Stars adds up to three.

Dare I point out that the Ducks are 6-0 when Sleek is in attendance this year (counting a 6-3 preseason win over the Sharks), having seen 4-3 win over L.A., a 6-2 win over Phoenix, a 5-0 win over the Sharks, a 4-1 win over the Stars, and a 4-2 win over Vancouver. 29 GF, 11 GA. Pretty damn solid.

Prediction: Ducks 5, Sharks 2. PJ nets a pair, but Sleek has a rare 5-pint night.


Finny said...

shhh! don't be flaunting that 6-0 when you're in attendance stuff... you might jinx it. quit meassing with my mojo.

if you have a 5 pint night, will you even be able to make it up the stairs for the post-game fun?

see ya there.... ooh, does this mean I get to meet PJ too???

Itlan said...

My favorite scenario would be for the Ducks to earn 1 point in each game. Both Sharks and Stars fans are livid that the Ducks have so many OTL this season, 3 more would really get under their skins.

Anonymous said...

You better not jinx it!!!

zot said...

Ooh, it's California Quack hightailing it from angry natives!