The Kings and Fox Sports West jointly announced first round broadcast coverage plans today. It wasn’t the lengthiest announcement because the entirety of the television schedule for the series between the Kings and Sharks isn’t yet finalized.
What we do know: The first two games of the series, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center on Thursday, April 14, and Saturday, April 16, will be broadcast on FOX Sports West.
As always, count on the full first round schedule to be broadcast regionally on FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket. Kings fans outside of FOX Sports West’s coverage map will be able to watch nationally on CNBC for Game 1, NBCSN for Games 2 and 3, and the USA Network for Game 4. CBC and TVA Sports will broadcast the games nationally in Canada for Games 1-4. Additional broadcast information for Games 5-7 will be announced at a later date, if necessary.
FOX Sports West will air Kings Live pre-game and post-game shows for Games 1 and 2. As is tradition, expect this to continue for the remainder of the first round. There could possibly be additional Kings Live shows following games in later rounds, should Los Angeles advance.
With Bob Miller recovering from quadruple bypass surgery, fellow Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner Nick Nickson will continue to provide the play-by-play on FOX alongside 2016 Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee Jim Fox. In all games broadcast by Nick on television, I’ll continue to fill in on KABC 790’s radio broadcasts alongside Daryl Evans.
Date, Time / Location / Regional Network / National Networks
Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. / Staples Center / FOX Sports West / CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. / Staples Center / FOX Sports West / NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Monday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. / SAP Center / TBD / NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. / SAP Center / TBD / USA, CBC, TVA Sports
*Friday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. / Staples Center / TBD / TBD
*Sunday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. / SAP Center / TBD / TBD
*Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. / Staples Center / TBD / TBD
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