Kings Announce Award Winners, First Playoff Games
2010-11 L.A. KINGS AWARD WINNERS AS VOTED BY THE MEDIA
Most Valuable Player Anze Kopitar
“Bill Libby Memorial Award”
Best Newcomer Willie Mitchell
“Mark Bavis Memorial Award”
Outstanding Defenseman Drew Doughty
Defensive Player Anze Kopitar
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AS VOTED BY THE KINGS PLAYERS
Most Inspirational Player Matt Greene
“Ace Bailey Memorial Award”
Unsung Hero Matt Greene
AS SELECTED BY THE KINGS CARE FOUNDATION
Community Service Dustin Brown
AS SELECTED BY THE KINGS BOOSTER CLUB
Most Popular Player Anze Kopitar
Leading Scorer Anze Kopitar
To view the Kings’ all-time award winners, visit LAKings.com/awardwinners.
The Los Angeles Kings’ first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the San Jose Sharks is as follows, the Kings and the National Hockey League announced tonight.
The Kings are the seventh seed in the Western Conference. The Kings will announce the club’s TV and Radio broadcast schedules once confirmed.
Game 1 Kings at San Jose Thursday, April14 7 p.m.
Game 2 Kings at San Jose Saturday, April 16 7 p.m.
Game 3 San Jose at Kings Tuesday, April 19 7:30 p.m.
Game 4 San Jose at Kings Thursday, April 21 7:30 p.m.
Game 5 * Kings at San Jose Saturday, April 23 7:30 p.m.
Game 6 * San Jose at Kings Monday, April 25 TBD
Game 7* Kings at San Jose Wednesday, April 27 TBD
* = if necessary
The Kings tied a club record with 46 wins this season and finished the 2010-11 regular season with a 46-30-6 record (98 points). The Kings’ 25 home wins was one shy of the club record and the Kings ended the season going 22-8-5 in their final 35 games.
At home, the Kings averaged 18,083 fans per game this season, the highest average attendance in club History. The 35 sellouts this season (a STAPLES Center record) is the most since 1991-92 and the Kings have sold out 18 straight home games, the club’s longest sellout streak since a 23-game streak in 1993-94.
The Kings are slated to practice tomorrow, Monday, and on Tuesday at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo beginning at 10 a.m.
Kings fans can also get their playoff gear at TEAM LA locations at STAPLES Center and L.A. Live.
The Kings have never faced the Sharks (seeded No. 2) in the postseason. This year’s quarter-finals match-up also marks the Kings’ first playoff series against another California club since Los Angeles faced Oakland in 1969 (the Kings won the seven game series, 4-3).
Here is a breakdown of the season series between the Kings and Sharks during the regular season: Nov. 15 in San Jose: Sharks 6, Kings 3; Dec. 27 in San Jose: Kings 4, Sharks 0; Jan. 1 in Los Angeles: Sharks 1, Kings 0; Jan. 26 in Los Angeles: Kings 3, Sharks 2 (SO); March 24 in Los Angeles: Kings 4, Sharks 3 (SO); and April 4 in San Jose: Sharks 6, Kings 1.