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It’s official: Pens-Sens, Kings-Sharks to open Tuesday

May 13, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT


In our quest to write as many posts as possible about the start of Round 2, here’s another post about the start of Round 2!

The NHL has confirmed that Pittsburgh and Ottawa will kick off their series on Tuesday, May 14 ( 7 p.m. ET) in the first game of a doubleheader — later that evening, Los Angeles and San Jose will get things underway (10 p.m. ET).

The Penguins and Senators will do battle in Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center while the Kings and Sharks meet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

(Of note, the LA-San Jose series will mark the first time the Kings have held home-ice advantage in a playoff series since — get this — 1992.)

The NHL also confirmed the other Western Conference quarterfinal — between Presidents’ Trophy-winning Chicago and seventh-seeded Detroit — will get underway on Wednesday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET.

Games 1 and 2 will be played at the United Center before switching to Joe Louis Arena for Games 3 and 4.

  1. pitpenguinsrulez - May 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    I cant wait! I hope the Pens come out firing early on in this game because they cant afford to play the same way they did vs. New York in game 2, 3, 4, 6. LETS GO PENS

    Pens vs. Sens OFFICIAL THEME: Highway to Hell

  2. druhlman - May 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Can’t wait for playoff games that start before 10pm!!! Signed a Wings fan anxious for next season.

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 13, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Wings have been awesome during the last decade considering all the travel they have to log. The team and fans deserve this change. It’s been a long time coming. Go Wings!

  3. sjsharks66 - May 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Kings and Sharks is going to be a hard series. Hopefully the Sharks come out victorious.

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 13, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Yep! I think the Kings may come out a bit stronger in the first game. They have been rolling and playing well since game 3. Sharks were never in danger of losing their first round match up. I’m guessing they may not be as sharp out of the gates in game 1.

  4. blomfeld - May 13, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    *** this message is for fans of the reigning Stanley Cup champions only ***


    With all kidding aside friends, I’ve got a really ‘good feeling’ about our chances in this one. Yes, the Sharks are an excellent ‘fast moving’ team who showed their stuff by cramming another ‘paper-mache’ divisional trophy right down the throat of those lowly Canucks … too funny eh? :) But even still, San Jose simply doesn’t stack up when compared to us high-flying Kings. I mean seriously …

    – goal tending … check
    – defense … check
    – offense … check
    – PP … check
    – PK … check
    – size & strength … check
    – toughness & fortitude … check
    – values & character … check
    – conviction & aplomb … check
    – pretty girls in the stands … check

    etc …

    The key for us will be the ability to now switch gears from that ‘smash & crash’ crap which was necessary against the Blues, to a more ‘cerebral & skills-based’ style of play, which focuses on speed and ‘maximum’ goal production. Of course we’ll continue to ‘hammer the bastards’ and play excellent defense … that’s a given. But now is the time for people like Carter, Kopitar, Richards, Brown, Williams, Doughty and crew to seriously start lighting up the opposition’s net. We have the firepower to do that, like no other team in the league. So let’s get going you guys and let’s really give ’em hell ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • drcuschieri84 - May 13, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      haha whatever helps you sleep at night blomfeld

    • geauxshawx - May 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM

      Stats for playoffs (they are only ones that matter in the Second Season):
      Players with most points in top 25, Sharks 3, Kings ZERO. Check.
      Goals for per game, Sharks 3.75, Kings 2.00. Check.
      Power play pct, Sharks 29%, Kings 13%. Check.
      Prettiest GIRLS ON THE ICE, Kings, Check.
      Swept #2 seed vs 6 game struggle with #5, Sharks. Check.

      Sharks in 6.

      • geauxshawx - May 13, 2013 at 8:52 PM

        #3, mistyped.

  5. 49faithful - May 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Kings have been black and blued. Sharks is 6!!

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM

      Listen! If any team knows about being back and blued it is a SC champion. So, I don’t think this will make a difference.

  6. druhlman - May 13, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    See what happens when w let a team like LA win a cup? Oye!

  7. capsrockva - May 13, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Hopefully the sharks will pull it out as I have them in my bracket

  8. Troll_toll - May 13, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Kings over Sharks in 5, Senators over Pens in 7, Rangers over Caps tonight, Toronto over Bruins, Rangers over Leafs in 5.

    • zico25 - May 13, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Like underdogs much? You picked almost every lower seed, in every situation except the Kings.

      • Troll_toll - May 13, 2013 at 4:40 PM

        Because being a higher seed in the NHL playoffs mean so much.

      • zico25 - May 13, 2013 at 5:43 PM

        I never said they did. I just made an observation of your predictions. :)

  9. barroomhero80 - May 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM


  10. dropthepuckeh - May 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    When does Bruins vs. Caps start??

  11. letsgopens8771 - May 13, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Pens and Sharks both in 6

  12. loyallakingsfan35yrs - May 13, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Pens in 7, Kings in 4!

  13. cmhshark - May 13, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Sharks fan from day 1.

    The team that wins the series depends on one thing……..

    The team Barry the mullet Melrose picks will lose the series.

    • cmhshark - May 13, 2013 at 10:24 PM

      Just watched Melrose pick LA, Sharks to the WCF again! Book it

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