Posted April 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
After 80 games, nothing has been settled in the Pacific Division, with the top three teams separated by one point. Although first place is up for grabs, the Los Angeles Kings control their own fate. They can significantly hurt the San Jose Sharks' chances of securing a fifth straight division title Thursday night in the opener of a season-ending home-and-home series at Staples Center. The Kings (40-27-13) are tied with Phoenix atop the Pacific with 93 points, while the Sharks are a point behind and sit in eighth place in the Western Conference. Los Angeles, one point away from a playoff berth, owns the tiebreaker with the Coyotes and can assure itself of its first division title since 1991 - and the third seed - by taking the final two games from San Jose. "It's crazy how a couple of games can really change things,'' forward Dwight King said after a 2-0 win over Edmonton on Monday, the Kings' ninth victory in 12 contests. "We've got two more game...
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