The National Hockey League is a win now league, and the Pacific Division is no exception. Right now, the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, and Anaheim Ducks seem to be running away with the top 3 spots in the division, as was expected by me in the beginning of the year. But home ice advantage is important, and the Sharks haven't gained any ground on the Anaheim Ducks, who are just 4-6 in their last 10 or pulled as far as they could have ahead of the LA Kings, who are 1-8-1 in their last 10, that one win coming against the Sharks. The main reason the Sharks haven't been able to to catch the Ducks is up and down play, and that all starts with Antti Niemi...
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