On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Phoenix Coyotes in overtime to clinch the Western Conference title and advance to the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup final. The Kings will now get to sit back and watch the series between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils resolve itself before they know where they'll be heading to kick off the final hockey series of the postseason.
The Kings will be ceding home ice in the playoffs, but I don't think that matters much to Los Angeles; they are currently undefeated on the road in the playoffs ... and they haven't held home ice advantage in any series.
The full schedule:
|1||Wednesday, May 30||8 p.m. ET||Kings at East||NBC, CBC, RDS|
|2||Saturday, June 2||8 p.m. ET||Kings at East||NBC, CBC, RDS|
|3||Monday, June 4||8 p.m. ET||East at Kings||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|4||Wednesday, June 6||8 p.m. ET||East at Kings||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|5*||Saturday, June 9||8 p.m. ET||Kings at East||NBC, CBC, RDS|
|6*||Monday, June 11||8 p.m. ET||East at Kings||NBC, CBC, RDS|
|7*||Wednesday, June 13||8 p.m. ET||Kings at East||NBC, CBC, RDS|
Stick with SBNation.com for full Stanley Cup Final coverage. For more on the Eastern Final, check out Devils blog In Lou We Trust and Rangers blog Blueshirt Banter. For more on the Los Angeles Kings, check out Jewels From The Crown and SB Nation Los Angeles.