Get ready for hockey doubleheaders.…
Not only are the Kings and the Ducks both in the Stanley Cup playoffs, they will be playing almost all of their first-round games on the same days, according to the just-released schedule.
The defending Stanley Cup champion and fifth-seeded Kings open at No. 4 St. Louis with Game 1 on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and Game 2 on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. They return to Staples Center for Game 3 on Saturday at 7 p.m., and Game 4 is in Los Angeles on May 6, also at 7 p.m.
No. 2 Anaheim will host No. 7 Detroit starting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Honda Center, and Game 2 is Thursday in Anaheim at 7 p.m. That series moves to Detroit on Saturday with Game 3 at 4:30 p.m., and Game 4 is in Detroit on May 6, at 5 p.m.