LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings' first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the St. Louis Blues is as follows, the Kings and the National Hockey League announced tonight. The Kings are the fifth seed in the Western Conference.
Game 1 Kings at St. Louis Tuesday, April 30 5:00 p.m. (PT)
Game 2 Kings at St. Louis Thursday, May 2 6:30 p.m. (PT)
Game 3 St. Louis at Kings Saturday, May 4 7:00 p.m.
Game 4 St. Louis at Kings Monday, May 6 7:00 p.m.
Game 5 * Kings at St. Louis Wednesday, May 8 TBD
Game 6 * St. Louis at Kings Friday, May 10 TBD
Game 7 * Kings at St. Louis Monday, May 13 TBD
* = if necessary
The Kings will announce the club's local FOX Sports West broadcast schedule once confirmed. Kings playoff games on the radio will be heard on flagship station KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network. Here is the national TV schedule, per the NHL:
Game 1 CNBC, CBC
Game 2 CNBC, CBC
Game 3 NBC Sports Network, CBC
Game 4 NBC Sports Network, CBC
Game 5 CBC
Game 6 CBC
Game 7 CBC
The Kings are currently in St. Louis. The Kings communications department will distribute our General Media Playoff Information procedural guidelines tomorrow along with the club's electronic version and a printed version of their 2013 Postseason Media Guide.
The Kings, the defending Stanley Cup Champions, met the Blues in the second round of the playoffs last year and won all four games. Overall the Kings have won eight straight games against the Blues including three contests this season.
Below are some additional club notes as the Kings head into the postseason for the fourth consecutive season:
. The Kings finished the season with 59 points and a .615 pts pct (fifth best winning percentage in club history).
. The Kings finished with 39 points at home and an .813 pts pct (best home winning percentage in club history).
. The Kings went 24-11-3 in their final 38 games (since February 11).
. The Kings ended the regular season with seven straight wins at home.
. Jonathan Quick finished going 5-1-1 in his final seven games (1.94 GAA and .927 spct).
. Anze Kopitar finished as the team's leading scorer for the sixth straight season (the only other King to lead team in scoring six straight years was Marcel Dionne -- eight straight years from 1975-76 through 1982-83).
Tickets for Kings playoff games at STAPLES Center went on sale to the general public on Friday.