The Los Angeles Kings will play the Anaheim Ducks in their NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs series on Saturday night, and both teams will be desperate to get off to a winning start. Game 1 will take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, and can be watched on TV on the NBC network, or online through free live stream (details below).
The Kings have been one of the strongest teams in the NHL over recent seasons, winning the Stanley Cup in 2012, and going deep into the Playoffs again last season.
However, this season the Ducks have the home ice after finishing as the top dogs in the Western Conference. But they will have a stern test in the Kings in this series, and must continue to build on their impressive regular season form.
Los Angeles will be delighted to be in the second round, having fallen 0-3 down in the first round, they became only the fourth team in NHL history to overturn such a deficit in the Playoffs. They've won four in a row coming into this game and will now want to take full advantage of getting out of jail in round one.
The Kings had one of the strongest defenses in the regular season, and were also one of the best teams at maintaining possession of the puck. They will look to lock down the Ducks' offense tonight and be stingy with the puck, hoping to maintain the momentum they've fought so hard to gain by completing the reverse sweep.
The Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks will fight it out in their NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs series on Saturday night, with a start time of 8 p.m. ET. The game can be watched on TV on the NBC network or online through free live stream by clicking here.