The Vancouver Canucks are a good hockey team. It pains me to say that but for all of the shit we give them, they are consistently near the top of the league and damn near won the Cup last season. Games against teams like Vancouver are good measuring sticks for where our 8th place Kings are.

But sticks be damned tonight. We are playing for our playoff lives. We can finish 1st in the division if we keep winning and Dallas cools off even a bit. We can lock in a playoff spot with four more wins, no guarantees of course but 94 points should be enough.  I don’t give a damn who else gets in. Truly, San Jose making it or missing the playoffs is so far removed from my list of necessary or pressing “wants”, it is right up there with 6 hours with Kate Upton…not that I would kick her out of bed, despite there being more room on the floor.

The Canucks are without Daniel Sedin…I think, or it’s the other sister. They are also missing Keith Ballard, Andrew Ebbett and Aaron Rome.

We need this game.

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