THE ROOT TO THE PLAYOFFS: Feb. 20th – Feb. 22nd

The LA Kings have 25 games left in their 2014-15 season and they will not make the playoffs without significant help from the rest of the league. Knowing which team to root for in any given matchup can be complicated so we’ve put together this handy guide for you.

Rooting Guidelines for games not involving the Kings:

RULE 1 – Always root for an Eastern Conference Team over a Western Conference Team.

RULE 2 – Almost always root for a Central Division Team over a Pacific Division Team.

RULE 3 – Always root for the higher ranked team when two Central Division Teams are playing each other.


FRIDAY, February 20th

Vancouver at New Jersey

I’d rather deal with the Devil than root for the Canucks.



Colorado at Chicago

Here’s hoping the Hawks plow right through the Avalanche.



Anaheim at Calgary

It burns me up when I have to root for the Ducks.



Minnesota at Edmonton

Oil go crazy if I keep these puns going.



SATURDAY, February 21st

Los Angeles at San Jose

Come and get it, Sharks.



Winnipeg at Toronto

If the Jets can’t win this game they may as well Leaf the Western Conference.



Detroit at Dallas

Time for the Stars to regress.

Root: Red Wings


SUNDAY, February 22nd

Vancouver at New York Islanders

Here’s hoping the Canucks don’t get off the Island with a win..



Tampa Bay at Colorado

If the Avalanche pile up a few more losses
they may finally tumble back out of serious playoff contention.



Dallas at Minnesota

The Kings will be looking to the Stars during yet another Wild Western Conference matchup they desperately need to be decided in regulation…

…which ensures it will be decided after 60 minutes.

Root: NO OT

PumperNicholl is a lifelong LA Kings fan and actually learned how to speak English from Bob Miller by watching LA Kings games… and the Police Academy movies. You should probably follow PumperNicholl on Twitter @pumpernicholl