Ryan Clowe's moment of blatant cheating could be a reason the San Jose Sharks may have a chance at a fifth straight Pacific Division title.
The Los Angeles Kings wouldn't mind getting a measure of revenge on Clowe while hoping they have a shot at just their second division crown in team history.
The bitter rivals conclude the regular season in what could be a winner-takes-all scenario for the division championship Saturday night at HP Pavilion.
The Sharks (42-29-10) are tied with the Kings (40-27-14) for second place in the Pacific, one point behind Phoenix heading into the final day of the season.
All three teams have clinched playoff berths, with the third, seventh and eighth seeds in the Western Conference up for grabs.
San Jose hosts Los Angeles just hours after the Coyotes drop the puck in Minnesota. A victory for Phoenix would secure its first division championship, while failing to win would give the Sharks and Kings a chance at the title.
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