Kings-Blues quarterfinals schedule - LA Kings Insider

The NHL Network revealed the dates and times of the first four games of the Kings-Blues Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday night.

Game 1, Los Angeles at St. Louis: Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 pm PT
Game 2, Los Angeles at St. Louis: Thursday, May 2, 6:30 pm PT
Game 3, St. Louis at Los Angeles: Saturday, May 4, 7:00 pm PT
Game 4, St. Louis at Los Angeles: Monday, May 6, 7:00 pm PT
Game 5*, Los Angeles at St. Louis: Wednesday, May 8, TBD
Game 6*, St. Louis at Los Angeles: Friday, May 10, TBD
Game 7*, Los Angeles at St. Louis, Monday, May 13, TBD
*if necessary

Games 1 and 2 will be nationally broadcast on CNBC. Games 3 and 4 will be nationally broadcast on NBC Sports Network. Canadian viewers will be able to watch all first round Kings games on CBC. Regionally, the Kings will announce the FOX Sports West schedule when it is confirmed. On radio, all playoff games will be broadcast by flagship station KTLK 1150 AM.

The aspect of the schedule that immediately sticks out is that Game 2 will begin at 8:30 local time. Because the Kings fly home after the game – assuming their travel schedule remains unchanged – they are likely to arrive in Los Angeles in the wee hours of Friday morning.

The Kings played three 8:00 pm games this season, going 3-0-0:
February 19 @ Edmonton: Kings 3, Oilers 1
February 20 @ Calgary: Kings 3, Flames 1
April 13 vs Anaheim: Kings 2, Ducks 1.

Pay no attention to the irrelevant scores above; all statistics and records have reset to 0-0.

UPDATE: Would Sunday, May 5 be a good day for an Insider meet-up? There are four games on Sunday: Penguins at Islanders, 9 am (no), Blackhawks at Wild, 12 pm (maybe), Canadiens at Senators, 4 pm (great time, but are we going to get together for a Habs-Sens game?), and Canucks at Sharks, 7 pm (best matchup, but a touch late). I’ve been working with the Kings to pinpoint a good spot for an Insider event and have several places in mind; let’s keep this discussion going.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.