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April 15, 2014, 1:45 pm
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Jonathan Quick and the Kings are moving on to face the Ducks, while Antti Niemi and the Sharks are going home. (USATSI)

The Sharks and Kings are set to face off in the postseason for the second consecutive year. Below is the complete series schedule for their 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round matchup.

Date Time (PST) Matchup Network Outcome
April 17 7:30 p.m. Kings vs. Sharks CSN California Sharks 6, Kings 3
April 20 7 p.m. Kings vs. Sharks CSN California  Sharks 7, Kings 2
April 22 7 p.m. Sharks vs. Kings CSN California  Sharks 4, Kings 3 (OT)
April 24 7:30 p.m. Sharks vs. Kings  CSN California  Kings 6, Sharks 3
April 26 7 p.m. Kings vs. Sharks CSN California  Kings 3, Sharks 0
April 28 7 p.m. Sharks vs. Kings CSN California  Kings 4, Sharks 1
April 30 7 p.m. Kings vs. Sharks CSN California  Kings 5, Sharks 1

*If necessary

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

1) KURZ: Sharks dubious reputation grows after latest failure
2) RATTO: Sharks' latest playoff disappointment the worst of all
3) KURZ: Instant Replay: Sharks' collapse complete with Game 7 loss 
4) KURZ: Sharks need better performances from top guys in Game 7 
5) KURZ: Niemi returns to Sharks' net for Game 7 
6) KURZ: In the Crease: Sharks hope to avoid epic collapse 

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

1) KURZ: Sharks look to experience, home crowd in Game 7 
2) KURZ: Sharks pleased with defensive effort, despite no Vlasic
3) KURZ: Thornton has run-ins with Brown, Quick

MONDAY, APRIL 28

1) Kurz: Rewind: McLellan: Sharks 'got cheated' in Game 6 loss
1) Kurz: Kings beat Sharks 4-1 to force Game 7
1) Kurz: In the Crease: Sharks change lineup for Game 6
1) Kurz: King remembers play that almost ended Stalock's career
1) Kurz: Stalock starting Game 6, Vlasic out vs Kings
1) Kurz: McLellan: Sharks 'still in the driver's seat'

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

1) Kurz: Sharks' Stalock could get first career playoff start in Game 6
2) Kurz: Injured Vlasic misses Sharks practice

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

1) Kurz: Rewind: Sharks take mental vacation in 3-0 loss to Kings
2) Ratto: Stumbling Sharks staring history in the face
3) Kurz: Vlasic's status for Game 6 in question
4) Kurz: Instant Replay: Kings blank Sharks, force Game 6
5) Kurz: Sheppard still producing for Sharks in playoffs
6) Kurz: Sharks embrace chance to clinch at home
7) Kurz: In the Crease: Sharks get another chance to end Kings' season

 FRIDAY, APRIL 25

1) Kurz: Niemi not worried after getting the hook in Sharks' Game 4 loss
2) Kurz: Late Game 4 nastiness sets stage for Sharks-Kings Game 5

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

1) KURZ: Rewind: Mistakes, missed chances cost Sharks in Game 4 
2) INSTANT REPLAY: Kings force Game 5 with 6-3 win over Sharks
3) PHOTO GALLERY: Sharks-Kings Game 4
4) KURZ: Kings having trouble matching Sharks' Thornton, Burns
5) RATTO: Sharks cruising while Ducks, Stars pummel each other
6) KURZ: In the Crease: Sharks go for sweep of Kings

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

1) KURZ: Notes -- Niemi pays little attention to OT success
2) KURZ: Ahead 3-0, Sharks refer back to previous playoff runs
3) KURZ: Sutter: Kings 'won't go quietly' against Sharks

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

1) KURZ: Rewind: Kings better, but not good enough to beat Sharks in Game 3 
2) INSTANT REPLAY: Marleau's OT marker gives Sharks 3-0 series lead
3) KURZ: Sharks won't get preferred matchups in Game 3
4) KURZ: Kings' lines unclear for Game 3 vs. Sharks
5) KURZ: In the Crease: Sharks' series with Kings shifts to LA

 

MONDAY, APRIL 21

1) KURZ: Fourth line showing Sharks have more depth than Kings
2) KURZ: Richards dodges suspension for spear on Sharks' Couture
3) KURZ: Kings show frustration in two bad losses to Sharks 
4) RATTO: History says Sharks will easily advance past Kings 

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

1) KURZ: Sharks don't waver after falling behind early in Game 2 
2) RATTO: Through two games, Sharks-Kings proving everyone a liar
3) INSTANT REPLAY: Sharks score seven straight, thrash Kings

 

GAME 2

1) NEWS: Sharks expect better effort from Kings
2) NEWS: Braun and Stuart among Sharks successful pairings in Game 1
3) IN THE CREASE: Sharks look to take commanding series lead

 

GAME 1

1) INSTANT REPLAY: Sharks draw first blood with 6-3 win
2) NEWS: Niemi gets the start for Sharks in Game 1
3) NEWS: Kings' Brown not concerned about playing Sharks' Hertl
4) NEWS: Torres, Hertl together in Sharks' lineup for first time
5) NEWS: For Hertl, 'it's personal' as Sharks prep for Kings
6) REWIND: No talk of avoiding Kings in Sharks dressing room

REGULAR SEASON MEETINGS

1) Nov. 27, 2014 -- Sharks 3, Kings 2 (SO)
-INSTANT REPLAY: Thornton leads Sharks to shootout win over Kings
-REWIND: Sharks hold serve at home in battle vs. Kings

2) Dec. 19, 2014 -- Kings 4, Sharks 1
-INSTANT REPLAY: Staples Center woes continue for Sharks
-REWIND: Niemi, Couture continue to struggle in 4-1 loss to Kings
-RELATED: Hertl to miss at least a month with knee injury
-RELATED: Wilson disappointed with Kings' non-reaction to Hertl hit

3) Jan. 27, 2014 -- Kings 1, Sharks 0
-INSTANT REPLAY: Kings end Sharks' six-game win streak
-REWIND: Sharks turn it up too late in loss to Kings
-RELATED: Kings' Brown: NHL needs more players like Sharks' Hertl
-RELATED: Wingels offered Brown a chance to fight

4) April 3, 2014 -- Sharks 2, Kings 1
-INSTANT REPLAY: Sharks outlast Kings in tightly contested battle
-REWIND: Thornton leads Sharks in win over rival Kings
-RELATED: Sharks' win over Kings important to Niemi