Sunday start for Kings-Coyotes?

The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals are headed to a Game 7 on Saturday in their second-round series, making it almost certain that the Kings and Phoenix Coyotes will start the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. In fact, NBC Sports Network had an on-air graphic that noted a 5 p.m. Pacific start time. (It’s still baffling that the NHL, one of the four major North American sports leagues, can’t effectively communicate dates and times for its playoff games.) There are no conflicts at Jobing.com Arena over the next week, so a Sunday-Tuesday start would be possible. The big factor will be when Staples Center is available for Games 3 and 4, in the likely event that both the Lakers and Clippers advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

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