The NHL playoffs are approaching fast! Now is the time we should be wondering if one of the 2 NHL teams located in Southern California have what it takes to make it to the NHL playoffs!
Through 64 games, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks have 67 points and find themselves tied for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Ducks have 18 games left with 8 of those games against the top 7 teams in the Western Conference (San Jose Sharks, Detroit Red Wings, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets & Edmonton Oilers).
The Anaheim Ducks play 10 of their final 18 games at the Honda Center, so if you are interested in watching them live, you should buy Anaheim Ducks tickets today!
On the other hand, through 61 games, the Los Angeles Kings have just have 61 points and find themselves in 13th place in the NHL’s Western Conference. The Kings have 21 games left with 10 of those games against the same top 7 teams in the Western Conference mentioned above.
The LA Kings play only 7 of their final 21 games at the Staples Center, so if you are interested in watching them live, you should buy LA Kings tickets today!
Overall, the likelihood of both of Southern California’s NHL teams making the NHL Playoffs is very low, I would say there is basically no chance of this happening. Of the 2 teams the Ducks have an outside shot to grab the number 8 spot. The Kings have just dug themselves too big of a hole and have a tougher schedule on the road from here on.
My final thoughts are the neither team makes the NHL playoffs this year and Southern California DOES NOT send a team to the race to the Stanley Cup! Better luck next year!