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