Each Wednesday throughout the regular season Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes will also be assisting fans with three must-watch elements of the game.
The late game on NBCSN's Rivalry Night is a rivalry that could be on display in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Seriously, would anyone be shocked if the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings play in the Western Conference First Round? I can't say that anybody would be. I'd be shocked if anybody says they would be.
Of course, I wouldn't be shocked if the Kings finish second in the Pacific Division either, which would set up a potential second-round series between the SoCal rivals.
It obviously is a great matchup, made better by the fact Anaheim has won two in a row against the Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators, and the King have won three of their past four games to stay in the playoff race in the Western Conference.