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This Week in the Pacific Division: All-Star Game Edition

The Pacific got off to a hot start in the All-Star Game, then not so much.

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You could argue that the Pacific Division is the worst division in the NHL. The Coyotes and Oilers are both awful,  the Calgary Flames have cooled off considerably, and  the Kings haven't exactly been taking the world by storm this year either.

So it was nice to see the division get off to a hot start in this weekend's All-Star Game when Radim Vrbata got the scoring party started, and Ryan Getzlaf followed right after.

And then that was it until Brent Burns got one with less than two minutes left.

So out of the record-setting 29 goals scored in this year's edition of the All-Star Game, only three of those goals came off the sticks of Pacific Division guys.

But there was a bright spot for Coyotes fans. Oliver Ekman-Larsson did pretty well at the Skills Competition the night before. First he had a perfect run in the puck-handling portion of the team relay, then he scored two goals on Roberto Luongo in the final shootout portion.

Here's to a better performance across the Pacific in the post-All-Star break portion of our lives.