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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


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 


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


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'


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




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


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


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


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



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



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 


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



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



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


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