Kings: Game 1 vs. Blues set for Saturday

The Kings and St. Louis Blues will begin their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Saturday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the team announced Wednesday.

Game 2 is scheduled for Monday in St. Louis, followed by Game 3 at Staples Center on May 3 and Game 4 in L.A. on May 6.

The starting times for each game and a full playoff schedule is expected to be announced later Wednesday.

The Kings are scheduled to fly to St. Louis on Thursday.

Both teams are coming off five-game victories in the opening round. The Kings beat the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks for their first playoff-series win in 11 years.

The second-seeded Blues knocked off the San Jose Sharks for their first series victory since 2002.

Staples Center will be busy in the coming week, as both the Lakers and Clippers also begin the NBA playoffs. All three teams qualified for the postseason for the first time in the arena's 13-year history.