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The Calder Cup Playoffs: Family Feud

While the Ontario Reign and San Diego Gulls rivalry runs deep, it is not that uncommon to see divided families

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast /

For the second consecutive season, the Ontario Reign and San Diego Gulls are facing off in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

While the two teams have just concluded their second season as members of the AHL's Pacific Division, the fan bases have roots stretching even further back.

Thanks to the grafting of pre-existing professional rivalries onto geographical rivalries, it's not unusual to find families with divided loyalties.

However, as the crowd at Citizens Business Bank Arena proved, you don't have to be a fan of the LA Kings, Ducks, Gulls or Reign to come to a game with a rival fan.

Although some rivals should simply never mingle.

For the Kings fans that are missing the thrill of live playoff hockey and rooting against Ducks fans, there is a remedy out in Ontario with enough familiar faces to make you feel right at home.

Tweet from @BaileyLAKings: I got the @Ontarioreign game started now off to prom with Destiny.

Tweet from @davejosephla: All aboard the #ReignTrain! Game Two between the @ontarioreign and @SDGullsAHL at 7pm @CBBankArena

Tweet from @Sheng_Peng: Chris Sutter hasn't left us yet!

For a recap of the first two games of the Reign v Gulls series, a closer look at the Predator sweep of the Blackhawks and a reaction to the Kings promotion of John Stevens to head coach, listen to the latest episode of All The Kings Men now!

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