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Confetti fall from the rafters after Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Hockey fans in Los Angeles are euphoric: the hometown Los Angeles Kings are 3-0 against the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals, and if their playoff record (15-2) is any indication, there might be a big, shiny cup in their future. Moreover, if they win the Stanley Cup, the team will tie for the best playoff record ever, according the the Los Angeles Times (via a tweet from the Kings HQ).
While you might think hockey playoffs are a lock-in for a network like NBC, especially in the team’s home city, the reality is that last night’s game was only aired on the NBC Sports Network, meaning that fans who don’t have cable either couldn’t watch or had to migrate to the nearest sports bar. Tuesday the Kings announced (also via Twitter) that Wednesday night’s game would be broadcast on the network, but it looks like they may have mis-tweeted. Why is it so difficult for Angelenos to watch their home team?
How have you been getting your Kings fix? Will you be watching tomorrow night?
Michael Farber, senior writer for Sports Illustrated; covers the NHL