FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket will show classic Kings and Ducks games from their respective Stanley Cup runs in place of games that have been canceled through Oct. 24 because of the NHL lockout.
Games from the Ducks’ 2003 championship run will be shown in a block the next two Tuesdays, and games from the Kings’ recent run will be shown the next two Wednesdays. A Fox spokeswoman said each block will consist of two games of 2 1/2 hours each, starting with the first round.
If more games are canceled more “classic” games are likely to be aired. And with no progress reported in Thursday’s labor talks and no additional talks scheduled, those classics are bound to get a lot of airing.
Here’s the schedule:
Prime Ticket Oct. 16, 7 p.m.—Ducks at Detroit, Round 1 Game 1, April 10, 2003. Ducks win in triple overtime.
Oct. 16, 9:30 p.m.—Ducks vs. Detroit, Round 1 Game 4, April 16 2003. Ducks sweep the Red Wings out of the playoffs with an overtime victory. Jean-Sebastien Giguere saved 165 of 171 shots in the series.
Oct. 23, 7 p.m.—Ducks at Dallas, Round 2 Game 2, April 26, 2003. Mike Leclerc’s overtime goal gave the Ducks a 2-0 series lead.
Oct. 23, 9:30 p.m.—Ducks vs. Dallas, Round 2 Game 6, May 5, 2003. Sandis Ozolinsh’s late goal clinched the series and launched the Ducks into the conference finals.
FOX Sports West Oct. 17, 7 p.m.—Kings at Vancouver, Round 1 Game 1, April 11, 2012. Who knew their 4-2 victory would be the first of 16 wins on the way to the Cup?
Oct. 17, 9:30 p.m.—Kings at Vancouver, Round 1 Game 2, April 13, 2012. Dustin Brown’s two short-handed goals and Jonathan Quick’s 46 saves set the tone for the series.
Oct. 24, 7 p.m.—Kings vs. Vancouver, Round 1 Game 3, April 15, 2012. Brown scored the only goal and Quick made 41 saves.
Oct. 24, 9:30 p.m.—Kings at Vancouver, Round 1 Game 5, April 22, 2012. Jarret Stoll’s OT goal clinched the series for the Kings.