KINGS TO BEGIN SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF SERIES
TOMORROW NIGHT AT STAPLES CENTER
VERSUS SAN JOSE AT 7 P.M.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings’ second round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the San Jose Sharks is as follows, the Kings and the National Hockey League announced tonight. The Kings -- the defending Stanley Cup champions -- advanced to the second round after defeating the St. Louis Blues in six games.
Game 1 San Jose at Kings Tuesday, May 14 7 p.m.
Game 2 San Jose at Kings Thursday, May 16 7 p.m.
Game 3 Kings at San Jose Saturday, May 18 6 p.m.
Game 4 Kings at San Jose Tuesday, May 21 7 p.m.
Game 5 * San Jose at Kings Thursday, May 23 7:30 p.m.
Game 6 * Kings at San Jose Sunday, May 26 TBD
Game 7 * San Jose at Kings Tuesday, May 28 TBD
* = if necessary
All Kings playoff games will on the radio and heard on flagship station KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network. FOX Sports West will carry postgame shows. Here is the national TV schedule, per the NHL:
Game 1 NBCSN, TSN
Game 2 NBCSN, TSN
Game 3 NBCSN, TSN
Game 4 NBCSN, TSN
Game 5 NBCSN, TSN
Game 6 TSN, TBD
Game 7 TSN, TBD
The first opportunity for Kings fans to buy tickets for second round playoff games at STAPLES Center began today at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at www.ticketmaster.com/lakings. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly. In the days leading up to a game, more tickets may be released so the club suggests checking back frequently for availability. Fans can also sign up for notification of released tickets here: http://kings.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=51898.
The Kings will have home ice advantage in the playoffs for the first time since 1992. The previous 16 Kings series all began on the road. When the Kings beat the Blues they became the first NHL team to win five consecutive playoff series despite playing Game 1 on the road in each series.
Below are additional club notes as the Kings head into second round action for the second consecutive season:
• In beating St. Louis the Kings overcame an 0-2 series deficit for the second time in club history (other was 2001 vs. Detroit: won series 4-2)
• Including the regular season the Kings have now won 10 straight games at home
• Every game in the first round series was decided by one goal
• The Kings are now 13-10 all-time with a chance to clinch a series (best-of-seven series)
• Jonathan Quick stopped 167-of-177 shots in the Blues series (.944 spct)
• Quick now has 24 career playoff wins; Kelly Hrudey holds the Kings record with 26 playoff wins
• Dustin Penner has five career playoff goals with the Kings (three are game-winners)
• The Kings and Blues combined for 479 hits in the series (LA: 241, STL: 238)
• The Kings killed 15-of-17 penalties in the Blues series (88.2 percent)
The Sharks topped the Vancouver Canucks in four games in first round action and officially became the Kings opponent after the Detroit Red Wings bested the Anaheim Ducks in seven games.
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