Is The Los Angeles Kings Remaining Schedule Playoff Friendly?

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Apr 30, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70, second from right) is congratulated for scoring a goal as San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) skates by during the third period in game seven of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center at San Jose. The Kings defeated the Sharks 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks – April 11th:

We’re debating whether this schedule is friendly or not.  Finn-ishing (terrible pun) the season with the Flames and Sharks is in no way friendly.

When the Kings win their next four-five games the come home to host San Jose.

The Sharks have not had the best season this year.  With 85 points and five games remaining the Sharks are a longshot to make the postseason.

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  • After the way the Kings ended their season last year San Jose would love nothing more than to eliminate L.A. in their final game of the season.

    The teams have split this season.  As is usual between the two California rivals there’s some give-and-take, push-and-shove going on.

    In the opening game of the season San Jose shutout L.A. 4-0 at Staples Center, on the night the Kings raised the banner.  The Kings defended home ice on December 27th winning 3-1.  On January 21st San Jose defended home ice winning 4-2 in the Shark-Tank.  The most recent game, on February 21st, the Kings won 2-1 in San Jose.

    As an optimistic Kings fan one would conclude the Kings should win out!

    As a pessimistic Kings fan one might think L.A. can go 4-2 in their last six games.

    That means L.A. still makes it to the 96 point cut-off.  The important thing is, the Kings win the right games.

    Initially RinkRoyalty said the Kings would need to win 13 of their last 20 games, or get to 96 points.  The Kings are a long 8 points away from 96, with six games to play.

    But seriously . . . we’re not really going to let the Sharks deny us right?

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