Game 1 at Vancouver: Thursday, April 12
Game 2 at Vancouver: Saturday, April 14
Game 3 at Los Angeles: Sunday, April 15
Game 4 at Los Angeles: Wednesday, April 18
Hammond: "Why the back-to-back possibility? Because Game 2 is likely to be a Hockey Night in Canada game, and because there are massive scheduling conflicts with the NBA at Staples Center. There are NBA games at Staples Center on five consecutive days, so there would likely be a Clippers-Kings doubleheader on Sunday. Once the Hockey Night situation is finalized, the schedule will be released in the morning."
NOT official, but sched for LA-VAN could go Thurs.-Sat.-Sun.-Wed. Tough scheduling at Staples with NBA. Official announcement in morning.
Wow. Could be a back-to-back with travel? That's stupid.
Agreed. Back-to-back in the playoffs? Sheesh, the second game of the back-to-back would likely be a 1-0 game for sure.
Originally Posted by TonySCV
There are two sides to that coin though. He was overplayed that season in the first series he played in vs. Vancouver (arguably overplayed this season as well but he is better conditioned and it shows). The 2nd series with San Jose was minus Kopitar. They weren't going to win a series without their #1 center.
Vancouver is in a lot of hurt minus one Sedin and no Samuelsson is huge. I like our chances.
Samuelsson was good in the last series where we met, but we're a much better team to when we had Sammy. Koputar is likely going to have Pahlsson draped all over him, with Hansen and Higgins creating offense and keying in on Kopi's wingers. Our 4th line is pretty damn good defensively too, and if we wanted to, could match them up with Kopitar if we wanted too. This is if Daniel is back and healthy, though.
If you guys light up Luongo, have fun solving Schneider. I am being dead serious too.