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There Will Be a Game 5 in Anaheim

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There is a silver lining in the Anaheim Ducks' 5-3 loss last night to the Ottawa Senators. It means that there is now a Game 5 guaranteed to occur at the Honda Center. Of course, this good news is offset by the fact that you folks will have to hear from me for another couple days.

I don't know if you caught the anthems yesterday, but there's something special hearing 18,000 people belt out a national anthem. I watched the NBC feed, hoping they would switch to the big police officer guy for the wink and the smile, but they didn't. They remained stuck on a darkened shot of Ray Emery. Who was producing this broadcast? Howie Mandell?

I'm actually surprised NBC didn't trot out Chris Hansen at some point. That dude rules the network. His programming makes up 63% of their broadcast schedule. If Chris Hansen were ever to get hit by a bus, NBC would tank.