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This Week in the Pacific Division: The Kings are hot

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The Kings have won five-straight as they make another late-season charge

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Another week, and another team in second place in the Pacific as the Canucks take it over from the Flames for the time being.

The hottest team is the Kings, who have won five-straight games as they look to make a late-season charge. You know that they're going to find a way into the playoffs and somehow make it to at least the Western Conference Final because Kings.

The highlight of the week is this, because it's the funniest thing I've seen in a while, and it benefits the Oilers:

And here's a look at how the rest of the division looked:

Anaheim Ducks (35-15-7, 1-2-0 this week)

Stud: Andrew Cogliano had a two goal game against the Capitals. Overall, not a very good week for the division leaders.

Dud: Three goals given up on just eight shots faced by Ilya Bryzgalov this week, which is humongous big amazing in so many ways.

Vancouver Canucks (32-21-3, 3-1-0 this week)

Stud: A hat trick for Shawn Matthias against the Bruins will get the job done here. Overall, a very strong team week for the now-second-place Canucks.

Dud: Even though it was a strong week for the team, Dan Hamhuis was not a part of that. No points in the four games, and he had a rough night with the puck against the Wild as he had four giveaways.

Calgary Flames (32-22-3, 2-1-0 this week)

Stud: The Flames had a multi-goal guy in each game, but Sean Monahan also had a two assist night the game after his two goal game, which gives him the edge over Mason Raymond and Jiri Hudler this week.

Dud: This one will go to Curtis Glencross and his pointless week. This team has guys throughout that can beat you though, which is impressive.

San Jose Sharks (29-21-8, 1-1-1 this week)

Stud: With his hat trick against the Coyotes, Joe Pavelski was the Sharks' best player as they slid down the standings. Don't think anyone had the Stadium Series game this weekend being between the fourth and fifth place teams in the division.

Dud: A lot of names to choose from here, but I'm going to go with Tommy Wingels. No points on the week, and three giveaways in their game against the Lightning.

Los Angeles Kings (26-18-12, 3-0-0 this week)

Stud: The Kings are hot, and Tyler Toffoli was a big part of that this week with a hat trick against the Flames. He also had an assist in that game, and had an assist in the next game against the Caps.

Dud: In a week where tons of people were involved in the winning streak, Matt Greene was not one of those people.

Arizona Coyotes (20-31-7, 0-4-0 this week)

Stud: In his first week as a Coyote, Mark Arcobello gets stud honors. Two goals in his first three games. Well on his way to leading the team in scoring for the season.

Dud: I know it's against everyone's religion to call out Shane Doan, but no points this week, and only one game where he had more than one shot on net. When you go an entire period without getting a shot on net, the leaders should be stepping up and changing whatever's happening out there. That certainly didn't happen Monday against the Avalanche. And that starts with Doan.

Edmonton Oilers (16-32-10, 1-2-1 this week)

Stud: Three goals and an assist for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Although former Coyote Rob Klinkhammer deserves a nod here for this:

Dud: Teddy Purcell managed only one assist for the Oilers this week, but overall a decent week for most Oiler players as they closed the gap on the Coyotes.

Thanks for joining us for This Week in the Pacific Division. Get ready for that outdoor game in Santa Clara!