Monday, April 12, 2010

Kings: Playoff Schedule Set- Facing Off Against Vancouver

Lord Stanley's light is finally shining in Los Angeles as the Kings go into the first round of the NHL playoffs for the first time in 8 years. It has been a long wait for the faithful, but we have finally been rewarded with post-season play.

As you may know, I am an avid Kings fan since the days of the old purple and yellow. When the team on the ice looked like the team on the hardwood floor. My earliest Kings memories include Marcel Dionne skating with Dave Taylor, a mean and gruff Tiger Williams scaring everybody and a young fresh faced Luc Robitaille scoring his first goal on his first shot on the very first shift in NHL play. They don't call him "Lucky" for nothing.

Well, the schedule for the first round has been set and our opponents are the Vancouver Canucks. For up to the minute news go to the LA Kings Insider run by Rich Hammond. It is a must read for fans.

Below is the schedule. All games will be on Fox/Prime Network with Bob Miller and Jimmy Fox.
Game 1 — Thursday at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Game 2 — Saturday at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Game 3 — Monday, April 19 at Staples Center, 7 p.m.
Game 4 — Wednesday, April 21 at Staples Center, 7 p.m.
Game 5* — Friday, April 23 at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Game 6* — Sunday, April 25 at Staples Center, time TBD.
Game 7* — Tuesday, April 27 at Vancouver, time TBD.
* if necessary
Playoffs! Baby!!

UPDATE: Here is the best article so far about the series from Battle of California titled "Sister City Slap Fight."


  1. Been following your blog a long time via RSS. Lifelong Dodger fan and huge Canucks fan since I moved to BC 8 years ago. I was a marginal, bandwagon Kings fan growing up in So. Cal. Only after moving here to Canada did I really begin to follow and love hockey. Now the Canucks rival the Dodgers as my favorite team.

    Just thought I'd say hi, and good luck. You have a great young team there in LA. Especially Drew Doughty!

    Take care and go Blue!

  2. Nice to have you here Jason. Although, I am a little confused by your hockey allegiance.

    Come on! The Canucks! Really?

    Is there any way I can convince you to come back home to the true hockey team of your youth?

    You know you love the Kings. Admit it!

    Nevertheless, at least the team up north has the same colors as the Dodgers.

  3. Whoa, Blue Heaven gets a makeover!

  4. If you want to find baseball cards this is a great site


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