Los Angeles Kings Schedule in 2014 - 2015
The Los Angeles Kings will open up the season on October 8, 2014 against their rival the San Jose Sharks. The Kings will have an early long home stand that should help them get off to a good start this season. The Kings will end the year the same way they started it, by hosting the San Jose Sharks. Some key dates in the King's schedule include a seven game home stand in January that includes a rematch of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Kings will then go on the road for 6 games and face tough opponents including the Boston Bruins. The Kings will get a rematch of the Western Conference finals on Saturday November 29, 2014 when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. That promises to be a high scoring exciting game. The Kings will make the trip to Chicago on Monday March 30, 2015 in what may be a key game for home ice standings.
Los Angeles Kings Roster
The Los Angeles Kings are the defending Stanley Cup champions and will be returning most of their team from last year. Captain Dustin Brown will be the leader of the team once again. The Kings have some key goal scorers in Marian Gabrik, Anze Kopitar, and Mike Richards. The key defense men for the team this year include Matt Greene, Drew Doughty, and Colin Miller. The defense will be backed up by Jonathan Quick in goal. The Kings did say good bye in the off season to Colin Fraser and Willie Mitchell. They also traded Linden Vey to the Canucks. The projected first line for the Kings will be forwards Gaaborik and Dustin Brown, center Anze Kopitar, and defensemen Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty. The Kings will have a very dangerous second line that has Tanner Pearson, Jeff Carter, and Tyler Toffoli leading the attack and defense men Robyn Regehr and Slava Voynov.
Los Angeles Kings Fan Experience
The Los Angeles Kings play their home games at the Staples Center. This arena is one of the most well known and popular in the United States. The stadium is also home to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and hosts a lot of events. The Kings have used the Staples Center for home games since 1999 and have raised two Stanley Cup trophies there including in this past NHL season. The arena can hold 18,118 people for NHL games with a majority of the seating in the lower section which means you always have great views of the ice.
Los Angeles Kings Trivia
The Los Angeles Kings have a defense men who is dating NFL on field reporter Erin Andrews. She was seen attending the King's games throughout their Stanley Cup run last year. The King's rookie goalie Martin Jones set and NHL record last year by winning the first eight starts of his career.
Los Angeles Kings History
The Los Angeles Kings have a very rich history in the NHL. The Kings started in 1967 and that year managed to finish in second place. The biggest name to wear a King's jersey is Wayne Gretzky who played for the Kings from 1988 to 1989 and then returned in 1995. Wayne Gretzky was never able to get the Kings a Stanley Cup championship. The first trip the the Stanley Cup finals was in 1992 when they lost in 5 games to the Montreal Canadiens. It would take the Kings 21 years to return to the Stanley Cup final. On their return they were able to get their first title beating the Devils in 2012. The Kings would get a second chance at a title in 2014 and this time were able to defeat the New York Rangers. This young Kings team is poised to make another run at the title this year.
Los Angeles Kings Fan Info
Los Angeles Kings fans have seen a lot over the years including the best player in the history of the NHL and bankruptcy. Playing in Los Angeles the team draws a lot of big name celebrity fans to the arena each night. Famous celebrities seen at the arena on a consistent basis include Vince Vaughn, Martin Short, Will Arnett, Will Farrell and Alyssa Milano. The team has always been well supported by its fans and with two Stanley Cup championships in the last 3 years the fan base is proud and growing. The fans now have high expectations for their team and if well met will be one of the best fan bases in the NHL.