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NHL playoff schedule: Kings and Ducks

April 28, 2013|By Lisa Dillman
  • The fifth-seeded Kings look to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
The fifth-seeded Kings look to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

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.

All times are Pacific.

Beyond the first four games, the times have not been set.

In the Kings-Blues series, if necessary, Game 5 would be on May 8 in St. Louis, Game 6 on May 10 in Los Angeles and Game 7 on May 13 in St. Louis.

And, in the Ducks-Red Wings series, if necessary, Game 5 would be on May 8 at Anaheim, Game 6 on May 10 in Detroit and Game 7 on May 12 in Anaheim.

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