After a 5-1 game seven victory over the San Jose Sharks, the Los Angeles Kings have advanced to round two of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs to take on the Anaheim Ducks.
Drew Doughty spoke to Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com on taking on the Ducks:
It’s huge. The Ducks and Kings have never met in the playoffs and everyone wants there to be this rivalry between the two teams and I feel like the players just don’t have that yet. Now that we’re finally going to play each other in the playoffs, it’s going to create a rivalry. No matter who you play in the playoffs it creates turmoil, it creates battles, and it makes you not enjoy playing that other team. So that’s what’s going to happen.
We can’t go down 3-0 again and expect to win a series. It’s just not going to happen that way. So we’re going to take it the other way, we need to win this first game. Get off to a good start and then take it from there.
Dustin Brown also spoke on the matter:
Like I said, it’s different playing them in the regular season. We’ve never had a chance to play them in the postseason. Postseason hockey is just different. It’s a different animal and we have to be ready. They were the top team in the Western Conference or at least our division, I can’t really remember. It’s one of those things where they’re a good team.
Here is the official schedule for round two. Games 1, 2 and 3 will be broadcast on NBCSN, TSN and RDS. The broadcast schedule for Game 4 and any additional games will be announced at a later date.
Game 1, Los Angeles at Anaheim: Saturday, May 3, 5:00 p.m.
Game 2, Los Angeles at Anaheim: Monday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.
Game 3, Anaheim at Los Angeles: Thursday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.
Game 4, Anaheim at Los Angeles: Saturday, May 10, TBD
Game 5, Los Angeles at Anaheim: Monday, May 12, TBD*
Game 6, Anaheim at Los Angeles: Wednesday, May 14, TBD*
Game 7, Los Angeles at Anaheim: Friday, May 16, TBD*
*if necessary. All times PT.
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