VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Includes video interviews with Los Angeles Kings Rob Scuderi, Drew Doughty, and head coach Darryl Sutter.
EL SEGUNDO, CA — With the Detroit Red Wings eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series, the next round of the playoffs in the West is set.
The two Western Conference Semifinal series will feature the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks against the number seven seed Red Wings, and the fifth-seeded Los Angeles Kings versus the sixth-seeded San Jose Sharks.
The Kings will have home ice advantage in a playoff series for the first time since 1992, when they were eliminated in the first round by the Edmonton Oilers in six games.
The National Hockey League is not expected to announce the schedule for the second round until after tonight’s Toronto Maple Leafs vs, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals games have concluded.
Both are the seventh games in those series.
That said, the Kings are expected to host Games 1 and 2 against the Sharks at Staples Center on Tuesday and Thursday, or Wednesday and Friday of this week, with the Tuesday-Thursday scenario most likely.
Chances are, we could learn the schedule (unofficially) earlier in the day on Monday. As soon as Frozen Royalty gets the word, it will be reported on Twitter…if you’re not following @frozenroyalty, now is the time to do so!
Several hours prior to the Red Wings/Ducks contest, the Kings held an optional skate, and some of them took time to speak to the media (scroll down).
Win A Free, Autographed Copy of Bob Miller’s New Book
In case you missed it, Kings’ Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer Bob Miller, the 40-year Voice of the Kings, has a new book out, Tales From The Los Angeles Kings Locker Room. You can win a free, autographed copy, but you’ll have to do a little homework to enter the contest. Here’s what you need to do:
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Miller became a media honoree in the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) in 2000, when he received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, recognizing those members of the radio and television industry who made outstanding contributions to their profession and the game during their career in hockey broadcasting. But being honored by the HHOF has not prevented Miller from openly criticizing the HHOF. Briefly describe Miller’s criticism.
Like everyone else, Miller lamented the work stoppage that plagued the NHL, resulting in the shortened regular season this year. But he also offered a way to resolve it. What was his solution?
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