Kings open playoff round at home for 1st time in 21 years

Not since the 1992 playoffs, round one against Edmonton. Kings are 5-4 all-time in game ones at home.

Oh, and obviously, the Kings have never played a game one at Staples.

Kings open 2013 Conference Semifinals on Tuesday at STAPLES Center – Los Angeles Kings | News

The National Hockey League announced today Game 1 dates of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinal round for the three matchups that have been determined. Round 2 starts Tuesday, May 14, with a doubleheader. Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will be played at 7:30 p.m. ET at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh and the Western Conference Semifinal between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will start at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.