Fans who have gotten used to watching the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final on NBC will possibly be disappointed tonight. Game 3, starting at 5 p.m., will be only on the NBC Sports Network, which is a completely different animal. Steven Herbert of City News Service reports:
Some fans may not be able to watch the telecast of Monday night's game, which is airing on cable's NBC Sports Network. Subscribers to Time Warner Cable must subscribe to the Variety Tier, where the game will be shown on Channel 267, or the HD Tier, where it will be shown on Channel 469.
DirecTV subscribers must subscribe to the Choice Xtra, Choice Ultimate or Premier packages, where it is shown on Channel 603. DISH subscribers must subscribe to the America's Top 250 or America's Everything Pak, where it is shown on Channel 151.
It's the same for Wednesday night's possibly Stanley Cup clinching game.
The Kings, meanwhile, have reached an agreement to stay on Fox Sports West for most of their games. Unlike the Lakers, which are moving to the new Time Warner Cable channels, the Kings will stay with Fox through 2024, says Bill Shaikin in the Times.
Lineup change: The Kings have apparently decided to add winger Simon Gagne to the roster. He's been out with a concussion for five months. Brad Richardson will come out of the lineup, not due to injury, Lisa Dillman of the LA Times and Rich Hammond of the Kings report.