The Western Conference Finals get underway on Sunday afternoon when the Los Angeles Kings travel to the United Center to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1.
While the Blackhawks come in with the title of defending champs, they fully realize how dangerous the Kings can be and understand that you can never count them out.
“They’re playing really well right now so we’ve got to be focused on what they’ve been doing the last couple series,” Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook said, via ESPN.com. “They’re never out of a game or a series. If we get up, we have to step on their throats. If we’re down, we have to work like hell to get back.
“But at the end of the day we have to play our game and focus on what we’ve been doing well throughout the playoffs, get better at that and be the team that we can be.”
If the Blackhawks play their game, they should be able to dictate the pace and come away with a win in Game 1 for their home fans.
How can you tune into Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Kings and Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon? Here is all of the information you will need to catch all of the action from the moment the puck drops:
Date: Sunday, May 18
Start Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: United Center
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Series tied, 0-0
|DATE||TIME (ET)|| vs. ||NETWORKS|
|Sunday, May 18||3 p.m.||Los Angeles at Chicago||NBC, TSN, RDS|
|Wednesday, May 21||8 p.m.||Los Angeles at Chicago||NBCSN, TSN, RDS|
|Saturday, May 24||8 p.m.||Chicago at Los Angeles||NBC, CBC, RDS|
|Monday, May 26||9 p.m.||Chicago at Los Angeles||NBCSN, TSN, RDS|
|*Wednesday, May 28||8 p.m.||Los Angeles at Chicago||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|*Friday, May 30||9 p.m.||Chicago at Los Angeles||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|*Sunday, June 1||8 p.m.||Los Angeles at Chicago||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
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