Poll: Which teams emerge from the Second Round? - LA Kings Insider

After an interesting if not exactly Kings-Blackhawks Game 7-type showing between the Lightning and Red Wings resulted in Tampa Bay’s advancement last night, the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight at the Honda Center, where the Ducks host the Flames, and Madison Square Garden, where the Rangers host the Capitals. Before we get to the polls and schedule, here’s a retraction: my bracket might not be wrong, after all.

/shameless self promotion

Have your rooting allegiances evolved after the first round? Which player has been the biggest surprise through the first two weeks of the playoffs? Can Calgary win its first game in Anaheim since Darryl Sutter was the coach? Will Montreal win a series against a team it lost all five games to in the regular season? Is a Cinderella Minnesota run in store? Should the Wild even be referred to as a “Cinderella” team? I’ll take your answers off the air.

Date TIME (PT) #3 Chicago vs. #4 Minnesota Networks
Friday, May 1 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Sunday, May 3 5:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago NBCSN, CBC, SN360, TVA Sports
Tuesday, May 5 5 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Thursday, May 7 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
*Saturday, May 9 TBD Minnesota at Chicago TVA Sports
*Monday, May 11 TBD Chicago at Minnesota TVA Sports
*Wednesday, May 13 TBD Minnesota at Chicago TVA Sports


Date TIME (PT) #1 Anaheim vs. #3 Calgary Networks
Thursday, April 30 7 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Sunday, May 3 7 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim CNBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Tuesday, May 5 6:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary Sportsnet, TVA Sports, USA
Friday, May 8 6:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary Sportsnet, TVA Sports, NBCSN
*Sunday, May 10 TBD Calgary at Anaheim Sportsnet, TVA Sports
*Tuesday, May 12 TBD Anaheim at Calgary Sportsnet, TVA Sports
*Thursday, May 14 TBD Calgary at Anaheim Sportsnet, TVA Sports


Date TIME (PT) #1 Montreal vs. #2 Tampa Bay Networks
Friday, May 1 4 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Sunday, May 3 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Wednesday, May 6 4 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay USA, CBC, TVA Sports
Thursday, May 7 4 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
*Saturday, May 9 TBD Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, TVA Sports
*Tuesday, May 12 TBD Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, TVA Sports
*Thursday, May 14 TBD Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, TVA Sports


Date TIME (PT) #1 NY Rangers vs. #2 Washington Networks
Thursday, April 30 4:30 p.m. Washington at NY Rangers NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Saturday, May 2 9:30 a.m. Washington at NY Rangers NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Monday, May 4 4:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Wednesday, May 6 4:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
*Friday, May 8 4 p.m. Washington at NY Rangers NBCSN, TVA Sports
*Sunday, May 10 TBD NY Rangers at Washington TVA Sports
*Wednesday, May 13 TBD Washington at NY Rangers TVA Sports


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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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

Bio

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.

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