After missing the NHL Playoffs 2017, the Los Angeles Kings are ready to make a run in the postseason. Thanks to a rich history and wild fans, tickets to a Kings game at the Staples Center provide an experience unlike any other event in LA. Join the excitement as you watch this year’s team, led by captain and top-scorer Anze Kopitar, face-off against anyone willing to take on the Kings of Los Angeles.
Unlike other teams that joined the league in the 1967 NHL expansion, the Kings were immediately successful with 2 consecutive playoff appearances. The 1970s saw a string of failures and finally successes with the addition of the “Triple Crown Line,” which included Charlie Simmer, Dave Taylor, and Marcel Dionne. In 1982, the team participated in one of hockey’s most epic games, the so-called “Miracle on Manchester,” in which the team came back from a 5-goal deficit in the 3rd period to win in overtime. The decade also saw the dramatic addition of Wayne Gretzky, who was wooed away from the Edmonton Oilers with a king’s ransom of nearly triple his original salary. After Gretzky left LA, the team saw some tough times, but they rebounded with Stanley Cup victories in the 2011–12 and 2013–14 seasons.
With many players remaining from their most recent Stanley Cup, the Kings are primed to succeed. Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty, and goaltender Jonathan Quick are ready to check, shoot, and save their way to another championship. If you get a chance, pick up a ticket to see the “Freeway Face-Off” against the in-state rival Anaheim Ducks. The Kings also share an intense rivalry with Northern California’s San Jose Sharks. No matter what game you want to see, the plan is simple: Get an affordable Kings ticket, put on your silver-and-black “99” jersey, and take part in one of the top things to do in LA.