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Kings To Begin Playoffs On Wednesday

Game 3, At STAPLES Center, To Take Place Sunday, April 15

Sunday, 04.08.2012 / 1:43 PM / Stanley Cup Playoffs
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Kings To Begin Playoffs On Wednesday
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings’ first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the Vancouver Canucks is as follows, the Kings and the National Hockey League announced this morning.  The Kings are the eighth seed in the Western Conference. 
  • Game 1: Kings at Vancouver -- Wed., April 11 -- 7:30 p.m.        
  • Game 2: Kings at Vancouver -- Fri., April 13 -- 7 p.m.
  • Game 3: Vancouver at Kings -- Sun., April 15 -- 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 4: Vancouver at Kings -- Wed., April 18 -- 7 p.m.
  • Game 5: Kings at Vancouver -- Sun., April 22 -- TBD*
  • Game 6: Vancouver at Kings -- Tue., April 24 -- TBD*
  • Game 7: Kings at Vancouver -- Thu., April 26 -- TBD*
*if necessary

The Kings will announce the club’s local TV broadcast schedule once confirmed.  Kings playoff games on the radio will be heard on flagship station KTLK AM 1150.  Here is the national TV schedule, per the NHL:
  • Game 1: CBC, NBC Sports Network
  • Game 2: CBC, NBC Sports Network
  • Game 3: NBC Sports Network, CBC
  • Game 4: NBC Sports Network, CBC
  • Game 5: TBD
  • Game 6: TBD
  • Game 7: TBD
The Kings are slated to practice tomorrow, Monday, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo beginning at approximately 10 a.m.  Media availability will be upon completion of each skate.  The skate is open to the media.  Additional practice times and dates will be confirmed as they become finalized.

The Kings expect to distribute an electronic version and a printed version of their 2012 Postseason Media Guide beginning tomorrow.  The Kings communications department will also be distributing their General Media Playoff Information procedural guidelines tomorrow as well.

The Kings have faced the Canucks in a playoff series on four occasions having split the all-time postseason series, 2-2.  They met in 2010 (Canucks won), 1993 (Kings won), 1991 (Kings won) and 1982 (Canucks won).

Here is a breakdown of the season series between the Kings and Canucks in 2011-12:
  • November 10 at STAPLES Center: Canucks 3, Kings 2
  • December 31 at STAPLES Center: Kings 4, Canucks 1
  • January 17 in Vancouver: Kings 3, Canucks 2 (SO)
  • March 26 in Vancouver: Canucks 1, Kings 0.  
Individual playoff tickets for Kings home games are on-sale now.  For more information, visit LAKings.com/playoffs and call 1.888.KINGS.LA.