The Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Wednesday night to set up Game 7 between the two Southern California teams. The teams will meet Friday night in a game that should escalate the relationship between the two teams. Both have played with a lot of passion, and the close games have resulted in exciting matchups.
Southern California is often known for its beautiful weather and star-studded environment. But recently, the Ducks and Kings have both had a decent amount of success, and have finally collided in a playoff series. Each team consists of well-known players who are among the top players in the league. Both have had Stanley Cup aspirations since the beginning of the season, and believe that they have what it takes to win it all.
There is no doubt that this has been one of the better series in the playoffs. Both teams have been physical and aggressive, but have yet to cross the line with unfair play. It is only fitting that the series is going to a Game 7, as both teams are very evenly matched.
It will be interesting to see if there is more physical play in a win or go home situation for both teams. Games like these are what can define a rivalry, and it is likely that we will get an all-out effort from both sides. This will only benefit hockey in the area as it gains popularity in a warmer climate. With two star-powered teams, it is likely to be a thrilling matchup that will be go down to the wire. Southern California fans have a lot to be excited for on Friday night.