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Ottawa Can't Duck the Ducks - Game 2 Tonight @ 5 pm

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Game 2 goes tonight at the Honda Center as superstar Travis Moen and the Anaheim Ducks host Ray "Don Magic" Emery and the Ottawa Senators. All the buzz thus far has been about how Anaheim's top checking line of Sammy Pahlsson, Rob Niedermayer and Travis Moen have outplayed Ottawa's top scoring line of Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson.

Nuts to all that sports talk gibberish.

The real story is how there is no story. Outside of a few frisky legislators north of the border (the Canadian one), the buzz surrounding this Final has been minimal.

In this vein, the Canadian Press ran a sweet story yesterday. Live from Newport Beach, we join a super baked skateboarder:

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"I'm cheering for the other guys to beat the Ducks because I am a Red Wings fan," he said to hoots of derision from his friends. "I predict Ottawa will win it in three.

Now if you found that amusing, then you classify one step above a guppy on the evolutionary scale. If you are wondering what's so wrong with Ottawa winning the Cup in 3 games, then I hope someone cleans your tank on a regular basis.

Here's three reasons why I'm going to tune in tonight:

3. A half decent anthem singer. If the Ducks roll out Mike Reno I'm going to snap.

2. Shots of C List Hollywood stars. Oh please God let Emilio Estevez be in attendance. I would die of ironic bemusement.

1. It's really freakin' good hockey. Seriously.

And that's no joke. I know I've been poking fun at the coverage this series has received, but in all honesty this series is the hidden gem of the current Los Angeles sports scene.

If you get channel 6243 or whatever Versus is on, tune in to the hometown Ducks tonight at 5 pm.

If you don't, Emilio will Flying V your ass.