March 22, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues center Scott Nichol (12) and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene (2) battle for the puck during the third period of the game at the Staples Center. Kings won 1-0 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Can the Kings knock off another juggernaut? They'll try against the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Semifinals.
The Los Angeles Kings aren't supposed to be here. The No. 8 seed in the Western Conference knocked off the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2012 NHL playoffs, and what does that accomplishment earn them? A date with the No. 2-seeded St. Louis Blues.
The Blues dispatched the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, but after what the Kings were able to do with the President's Trophy winners, they certainly won't take L.A. lightly. Here's the full series schedule:
|Gm||Date||Time (ET)||(8) Kings vs. (2) Blues||TV|
|1||Sat, April 28||7:30 p.m.||Los Angeles at St. Louis||NBCSN, TSN|
|2||Mon, April 30||9:00 p.m.||Los Angeles at St. Louis||CNBC, TSN|
|3||Thu, May 3||10:00 p.m.||St. Louis at Los Angeles||NBCSN, TSN|
|4||Sun, May 6||3:00 p.m.||St. Louis at Los Angeles||NBC, TSN|
|5*||Tue, May 8||TBD||Los Angeles at St. Louis||CNBC, TSN|
|6*||Thu, May 10||TBD||St. Louis at Los Angeles||TBD, TSN|
|7*||Sat, May 12||TBD||Los Angeles at St. Louis||TBD, TSN|