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PACIFIC DIVISION SHOOTOUT DOUBLE-CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – Tonight's Kings-Phoenix Coyotes game as part of the "2006 Pacific Division Shootout" will now serve as the first game of a special two-game Championship series, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.


The Kings and Coyotes both won their first two games (Friday and Saturday) and were scheduled to face each other tonight at 7 p.m. in the third day of the four-day tournament at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. A decision made by both teams today has turned tonight's contest into the first game of a two-game Championship series. The originally scheduled Championship Game, set for tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m., will now serve as the second game of the series, and if the teams split the two contests, the clubs will then face-off against each other Tuesday night in a 10-minute overtime period. If the 10-minute overtime period ends tied, the two clubs will compete in a Shootout to determine this year's Champion.

The Pacific Division Shootout continues today with the Anaheim Ducks-San Jose Sharks game at 4 p.m. prior to the first Kings-Coyotes game at 7 p.m. The Ducks (0-2-0) and Sharks (0-1-1) will face each other again tomorrow in the Consolation Game at 4 p.m. The Kings are scheduled to practice today from Noon – 12:45 p.m. and again tomorrow from 11 – 11:45 p.m. (practices are open to the public at no charge).

Tickets for the games cost $10 each (one ticket allows entry for both games that day) and are limited to four per person on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets can be purchased at the Toyota Sports Center box office, which is located on the second floor of the facility (555 North Nash Street).

IN ADDITION, THE KINGS-DUCKS "ROOKIE GAME" SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 18 AT 4 P.M. AT THE ARROWHEAD POND OF ANAHEIM AND THE KINGS-SHARKS "ROOKIE GAME" ON SEPTEMBER 19 AT 4 P.M. AT STAPLES CENTER, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

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