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Kings vs. Sharks Playoff Series Schedule Released

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings’ first 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 are the seventh seed in the Western Conference.  The Kings will announce the club’s TV and Radio broadcast schedules once confirmed. 
  • Game 1 -- Kings at San Jose, Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. -- VERSUS, TSN
  • Game 2 -- Kings at San Jose, Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. -- VERSUS, TSN
  • Game 3 -- San Jose at Kings, Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. -- VERSUS, TSN
  • Game 4 -- San Jose at Kings, Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. -- TSN
  • Game 5 -- Kings at San Jose, Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.* -- VERSUS, TSN
  • Game 6 -- San Jose at Kings, Monday, April 25 at TBD* -- TSN
  • Game 7 -- Kings at San Jose, Wednesday, April 27 at TBD* -- TSN
* = if necessary

The Kings tied a club record with 46 wins this season and finished the 2010-11 regular season with a 46-30-6 record (98 points). The Kings’ 25 home wins was one shy of the club record and the Kings ended the season going 22-8-5 in their final 35 games.

At home, the Kings averaged 18,083 fans per game this season, the highest average attendance in club History.  The 35 sellouts this season (a STAPLES Center record) is the most since 1991-92 and the Kings have sold out 18 straight home games, the club’s longest sellout streak since a 23-game streak in 1993-94.

The Kings are slated to practice tomorrow, Monday, and on Tuesday at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo beginning at 10 a.m.  The Kings Communications Department will make players and Head Coach Terry Murray available upon completion of each skate, which is open to the media and public.  Additional practice times and dates, plus travel, will be confirmed in the coming days.

Kings playoff tickets are currently available for purchase by visiting LAKings.com/playoffs and by calling 1.888.KINGS.LA.  For all Kings playoff information, visit LAKings.com. 

The Kings will distribute an electronic version of their 2011 Postseason Media Guide beginning tomorrow.  Printed copies will be available beginning Tuesday.

Kings fans can also get their playoff gear at TEAM LA locations at STAPLES Center and L.A. Live.

The Kings have never faced the Sharks (seeded No. 2) in the postseason.  This year’s quarter-finals match-up also marks the Kings’ first playoff series against another California club since Los Angeles faced Oakland in 1969 (the Kings won the seven game series, 4-3).

Here is a breakdown of the season series between the Kings and Sharks during the regular season:
  • Nov. 15 in San Jose: Sharks 6, Kings 3
  • Dec. 27 in San Jose: Kings 4, Sharks 0
  • Jan. 1 in Los Angeles: Sharks 1, Kings 0
  • Jan. 26 in Los Angeles: Kings 3, Sharks 2 (SO)
  • March 24 in Los Angeles: Kings 4, Sharks 3 (SO)
  • April 4 in San Jose: Sharks 6, Kings 1.
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