The Los Angeles Kings’ first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the San Jose Sharks begins on Thursday at STAPLES Center at 7:30 p.m., the Kings and the National Hockey League announced on Sunday.
Round 1 series schedule is as follows:
Game 1: Thursday, 4/14 at STAPLES Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, 4/16 at STAPLES Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: Monday, 4/18 at San Jose beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Game 4: Wednesday, 4/20 at San Jose beginning at 7:30 p.m.
•Game 5: Friday, 4/22 at STAPLES Center – game time TBD
•Game 6: Sunday, 4/24 at San Jose – game time TBD
•Game 7: Tuesday, 4/26 at STAPLES Center – game time 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 KABC 790 and along the Kings Radio Network.
Here is the national TV schedule, per the NHL:
Game 1-- CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 2-- NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 3 -- NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 4 -- USA, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 5-- TBD
Game 6-- TBD
Game 7-- TBD
PLAYOFF TICKET INFORMATION:
-Limited tickets still remain for Round 1 playoff games. Additional tickets will be released in the days leading up to each game.
-Join the Wait List to receive priority pre-sale access for individual game tickets for each round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs and establish your priority and chance to secure a 2016-17 LA Kings ticket package.
-Private suites for Round 1 and 2 are on sale now -- call 1-888.KINGS.LA to reserve your suite today
-Visit LAKings.com/playoffs for all ticket information.
The Kings earned their postseason berth on March 19 and three days ago clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Last night’s game at home was the club’s final 2015-16 regular season contest. The Kings finished the regular season with a 48-28-6 record with the 48 wins representing a new franchise record. The Kings also concluded the season with their 172nd consecutive regular season sellout and the 202nd consecutive sellout overall (both team records).
The Kings also on Saturday announced a series of Kings Care Foundation playoff initiatives -- LAKings.com/PlayoffItForward – and the Kings have five presenting partners of the playoffs: Toyota, Mercury, McDonald’s, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Travel Alberta. Team LA will have an offering of exclusive player off gear starting on Thursday night including Hats, T-shirts and Pins.
The Kings are off tomorrow (Monday) with practice resuming on Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Toyota Sports Center. This marks the fourth playoff meeting between the two franchises. The Kings lead the all-time series 2-1.