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Jakob Silfverberg

A Kings-Ducks playoff matchup is becoming a longshot

A Kings-Ducks playoff matchup is becoming a longshot

That second-round playoff series the Ducks and the Kings seemed on a collision course for this spring, a matchup so many local hockey fans have anticipated since the Ducks edged out the Kings for first place in the Pacific Division on the last day of the regular season … what if neither team gets that far?

Meeting on the golf course next week instead of in the Western Conference semifinals has become a real possibility for both teams. That playoff matchup might have to wait till next year because each team has lost its first two games, at home, to an underdog opponent that seems intent on reversing a history of playoff failure.

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