Sunday, April 4, 2010
KINGS OFFICIALLY CLINCH SPOT FOR 2010 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
--LOS ANGELES QUALIFIES FOR THE POSTSEASON FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2002--
The Los Angeles Kings have officially qualified for the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings today earned its first postseason berth since 2002 after the Calgary Flames lost to the Chicago Blackhawks this afternoon in Chicago.
The schedule for the first round of the playoffs for the Kings – currently 44-27-7, seventh in the Western Conference – will be announced by the National Hockey League on April 11. The Kings will announce their postseason TV and Radio broadcast schedules once they are finalized.
The Kings’ schedule for the remainder of the regular season is as follows (note all practice times are subject to change -- media availability with players and Head Coach Terry Murray follows each on-ice session):
April 6 – 7 p.m. game in Anaheim
April 8 – 7:30 p.m. home game against Phoenix
April 10 – 1 p.m. home against Edmonton
April 11 – Noon (PT) game in Colorado
At the conclusion of the Kings’ final regular season contest, the Kings will distribute an electronic version of their 2010 Postseason Media Guide. Printed copies will be available beginning April 12 or April 13. The Kings communications department will also be distributing their General Media Playoff Information procedural guidelines in the coming days.
For all Kings playoff information, visit LAKings.com/playoffs.
Individual playoff tickets for Kings home games are on-sale now. For more information, visit LAKings.com/playoffs and call 1.888.KINGS.LA.
The Kings will go “Back in Black” for the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the team will wear their popular Alternate Jerseys for all postseason games at STAPLES Center. The Kings are also encouraging fans to go “Back in Black” for all the remaining games at STAPLES Center as the 2009-10 regular season comes to a conclusion.
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