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Bark Madness 2017: Sweet 16 Winners Announced

See which LA Kings dogs will be advancing to the Elite 8

by The Royal Half @TheRoyalHalf / LAKings.com

Wow, what a truly amazing first week of Bark Madness 2017 presented by Zignature! We had over 20,000 votes in the Sweet 16 Bracket as we began to narrow down the competition to find which LA Kings dog is the good dog! 


They sure are ALL good dogs, Brent.

The Sweet 16 was full of HUGE upsets and some of the most noted experts in the hockey world even chimed in on the competition!

Tweet from @FoxSportsWest: Calling all bracketologists out there... @LAKings #BarkMadness powered by @theroyalhalf is back! @Patrick_ONeal @jarretstoll @GustlTweets pic.twitter.com/vIg3rJTGNR

Sean O'Donnell making a russian hacking joke, forever.

So break out your brackets and let's take a look at the winners that will advance on to compete in the Bark Madness Elite 8!

#1 GUSTL KOPITAR vs #16 LULU MUZZIN

No embellishment here as the 2015 Bark Madness champion, Gustl Kopitar, took down Lulu Muzzin quite easily.


GUSTL: 72%
LULU: 28%

#8 DARRYL MUZZIN vs #9 REGGIE DOUGHTY

The sweet, big St. Bernard gets to drink some celebratory champagne from the wooden barrel around his neck.


DARRYL: 52%
REGGIE: 48%

#4 HANK MARTINEZ vs #13 LILY MUZZIN

Finally, the debate over who is the better defenseman, Alec Martinez or Jake Muzzin, has been settled.


HANK: 72%
LILY: 28%

#5 BO CARTER vs #12 MILO BROWN

After losing in the Sweet 16 last season, Bo Carter has finally limped into the 2nd Round of Bark Madness!


BO: 67%
MILO: 33%

#2 EMMA PEARSON vs #15 SUNNY LOMBARDI

Emma Pearson received 71% of the vote which further proves that everything in Tanner Pearson's life must have the 70s in it. Including the 70+ million dollars he is going to ask for from Dean Lombardi this summer.


EMMA: 71%
SUNNY: 29%

#7 MILEY CARTER vs #10 ONJA IGINLA

Our first upset of the tournament! RIP to everyone's bracket.

We can only hope that much like Onja, trade deadline acquistion Jarome Iginla can also help lead the lower-seeded LA Kings out of the first round.


MILEY: 36%
ONJA: 64%

#3 MACK CARTER vs #14 ARLO DOWD

Our Bark Madness pollsters had predicted some interest in Arlo Dowd, but nothing prepared us for the grassroots support that gave Arlo a deciding win over Bark Madness veteran, Mack Carter!


MACK: 18%
ARLO: 82%

#6 DODGER TOFFOLI vs #11 MEEKA DOUGHTY

This was easily our closest matchup in the 1st Round as only two votes separated these competitors. Cute, cuddly and only a few pounds... Tyler Toffoli moves on in the Bark Madness bracket!

Oh, and his dog, Dodger, does too.


DODGER: 50.02%
MEEKA: 49.98%

What an amazing Sweet 16!

We'll be back shortly to take a look at the matchups and open up the voting for the 2017 Bark Madness Elite 8!

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