Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks NHL playoffs game 1 will begin at 7:30 p.m. PST/10:30 p.m. ET on April 17, 2014. The Kings will be visiting the Sharks at the SAP Center at San Jose, California. Information on how to watch the Kings vs. Sharks game on live stream free can be found below.
The Kings (46-28-8) and Sharks (51-22-9) faced off in the postseason for the third year in a row. The Kings has a 3-1-1 record over the Sharks, but the Sharks won the most recent game 2-1 on April 3.
The Kings has the lowest-scoring stats in the postseason (206 goals). But their top players forward Marian Gaborik, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams have a combined 30 points in this season's 11 regular-season games.
The Sharks' coach Todd McLellan have moved San Jose's leading scoring Pavelski, who has 41 goals and 79 points, from the top line to the third line. The idea is to provide better scoring balance.
Goalie Antti Niemi will start Game 1 for the Sharks.
April 17: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m. ET.
April 20: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks, 10 p.m. ET.
April 22: San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings, 10 p.m. ET.
April 24: San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. ET.
April 26: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks, TBA*
April 28: San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings, TBA*
April 30: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks, TBA*
Sharks fans can listen to the radio broadcast on 98.5 FM / 102.1 FM or you can listen online by clicking here.
The Kings Radio Network - spearheaded by flagship radio station KTLK AM 1150 (a Clear Channel Communications property) - takes exciting Kings action to the outer reaches of Southern California and beyond. (Listen Live)
The Kings vs. Sharks game will be available on TV/Broadband/Mobile through NHL GameCenter Live, a subscription service offering streaming video of live out-of-market, regular season games, and on-demand replays.
Game broadcasts that are available to watch on television in your local market and nationally televised games are available to watch live or within 48 hours of game completion. The list of channel providers for NHL Network in USA and Canada can be found here.
Kings vs. Sharks game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports and CBC, and locally on Comcast SportsNet California (CSCA) and Fox Sports West (FSW).
Free live online streaming can be watched at NBCSports.com/LiveExtra.