McLellan: 'Glad we get to start focusing on playoff hockey'
The Sharks were eliminated from the postseason in a hard fought seven-game series against the L.A Kings last year. (USATSI)
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The Sharks and Kings will open up their first round playoff series on Thursday at SAP Center, the NHL revealed on Sunday evening.
There will be a two-day break before Game 2 in San Jose on Sunday, before the series shifts to Staples Center on Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24.
The complete schedule is below.
Game 1 – Los Angeles at San Jose
Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2 – Los Angeles at San Jose
Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Game 3 – San Jose at Los Angeles
Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m
Game 4 – San Jose at Los Angeles
Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Game 5 – Los Angeles at San Jose
Saturday, April 26, TBD
Game 6 – San Jose at Los Angeles
Monday, April 28, TBD
Game 7 – Los Angeles at San Jose
Wednesday, April 30, TBD