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The Los Angeles Kings entered into the NHL during 1967 – 68 regular season and made it the NHL quarter-finals in their first year as a professional hockey franchise. It wasn’t until the 1992 – 93 NHL season the Los Angeles Kings made their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. Under Coach Barry Melrose the Kings finished the season 39 – 35 with 88 points good enough for 3rd in the NHL Smythe Division. In the Division Semi-Finals, they were able to defeat the Calgary Flames four games to two. The Kings faced the Vancouver Canucks during the Division Finals where they won the series four games to two as well. During the Conference Finals, they faced a talented Toronto Maple Leafs led by Dave Andrechuk and were able to hold them off win a game seven to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Canadiens. The NHL Adams Division Canadiens were able to make easy work of Los Angeles and defeat them four games to one.
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LA Kings February Schedule
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THU FEB 25, 2016 OILERS @Kings 7:30 PM Jeff Carter Bobblehead
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The Canucks are sitting in the tenth spot in the Western Conference and are 5-6-1 on the road. The Kings lost to the Canucks in their first meeting of the season on October 13th 0-3. The Kings versus Canucks game on December 1st will also be Drew Doughty Bobblehead Giveaway night!
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The struggling Maple Leafs are sitting in the fourteenth spot in the Easter Conference and are 3-5-2 when on the road. The Kings and Maple Leafs have met a total of 143 times with Los Angeles edging them out 62 to 58.
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The Western Conference Minnesota Wild are currently just one point behind the Kings and have a 3-4-3 away record. The Los Angeles Kings will be looking to add some distance between them and the Minnesota Wild. Los Angeles beat the Wild in their first meeting on Oct 16th 2015 in overtime 2-1
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After a solid Christmas week that included home victories over St. Louis, Arizona and San Jose, the Los Angeles Kings had a tough swing through Canada, followed by a Saturday night home matchup at STAPLES Center versus the Nashville Predators. The Kings lost three of four during the week, including overtime losses to the Predators and Edmonton Oilers. The week ended with a wild lost to Nashville, 7-6 in overtime, following a ferocious comeback from the Kings to tie the game.
Week Recap: The Kings kicked off the week with a trip to Calgary to take on the Flames, falling behind 2-0 on two first period goals from the Calgary Flames, a minute apart from Curtis Glencross and Markus Granlund. Tyler Toffoli scored in the second period to pull within a goal, but the Kings were unable to get another shot past Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller. Following the loss in Calgary the Kings made the trip north to Edmonton to complete the Alberta back-to-back, losing 3-2 to the Oilers in a shootout. Like the night before the Kings fell behind 2-0, coming back with third period goals from Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin to tie the game and send it to overtime and then the shootout. The Oilers would prevail in the shootout, ending a nine-game losing streak. The Kings would preserve an all important road point, setting up the opportunity to pick up a victory in Vancouver to complete the three-game road trip on a positive note. The Kings prevailed in Vancouver by a 3-2 score with Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll scoring late to give the Kings a come from behind win. The victory overshadowed the fact that the Kings fell behind 2-0 in for the third consecutive game, coming from behind once again. The Kings comeback gave them three points on the road trip and send them back to STAPLES Center for a Saturday night matchup with the Predators on a winning note. In one of the wildest games of the NHL season the Kings would score first and then give up five unanswered goals to the Predators, eventually falling behind 6-3 on an Ollie Jokinen goals mid-way through the third period. Amazingly the Kings would storm back and score three times in the final two minutes of regulation to tie the score at 6-6 and send the game into overtime. The Kings expended effort likely contributed to their sudden loss when the Predators scored just 18 seconds into overtime.
Up Next for the Kings: The Kings have three days off before they host the New York Rangers at STAPLES Center on Thursday in a Stanley Cup rematch. The Kings defeated the Rangers in six games last summer to win their second Stanley Cup title in three seasons. The Kings complete the week with another game at STAPLES Center on Saturday, January 10 when they host the Winnipeg Jets.
Where They Stand: With 47 points the Kings are in 5th place in the Western Conference, tied with the Vancouver Canucks. They are eleven points behind the Anaheim Ducks, who lead both the Western Conference and the Pacific Division.
Here is a look at the Los Angeles Kings Games upcoming games at the Staples Center
Rangers @ Kings Tickets
Thur, Jan 8th at 7:30PM Staples Center | Up 2% | Tickets start at $50.00
The Rangers come to the Staples Center in 7th place in the Eastern Conference with a 8-6-1 road record.
Jets @ Kings Tickets
Sat, Jan 10th at 7:00PM Staples Center | Up 2% | Tickets start at $50.00
The Winnipeg Jets are currently ranked 8th I the Western Conference and have an 11-4-4 road record. The Kings beat the Jets in Winnipeg on Oct 12th.
Maple Leafs @ Kings Tickets
Mon, Jan 12th at 7:30PM Staples Center | Down 18% | Tickets start at $34.00
The Toronto Maple Leafs are currently in 7th place in the Easter Conference and have a 7-8-3 road record. The Kings lost to the Maple Leafs in their first meeting in Toronto.
Devils @ Kings Tickets Mini Stick Giveaway Jeff Carter
Wed, Jan 14th at 7:30PM Staples Center | Down 17% | Tickets start at $35.00
The Eastern Conference New Jersey Devils come into the Staples Center with a road record 8-13-2.
Ducks @ Kings Tickets Rob Blake Jersey Retirement
Sat, Jan 17th at 7:00PM Staples Center | Up 22% | Tickets start at $105.00
Currently in first place the Anaheim Ducks return to the Staples Center for the Kings and Ducks last meeting in Los Angeles. The Kings won their previous Nov 11th meeting at the Staples Center.
Flames @ Kings Tickets
Mon, Jan 19th at 7:30PM Staples Center | Down 4% | Tickets start at $35.00
Currently the Calgary Flames have 45 points and are sitting just two points behind the Kings, Sharks, Canucks, and Jets who all are tied with 47 points in the Western Conference.
Heading into the 2015 half of the NHL season the Anaheim Ducks are sitting on top of the league with 52 points with fellow Western Conference rivals the Chicago Blackhawks just two points behind but with an average of 237.09% price difference to see each team on their home ice.
The most expensive NHL average ticket belongs to the Chicago Blackhawks followed by the New York Rangers. The Blackhawks and Rangers dont play each other until March but to get in the door for the United Center game on March 8th will run you $163 per ticket and to see the Rangers vs Blackhawks on March 18th at Madison Square Garden will cost you $150 per ticket to get in.
The Blackhawks vs Kings at the United Center on March 20th will run you $150 to get in the door and but at the Staples Center on January 28th Kings vs Blackhawks tickets start at $69.00 per ticket. In the United States even with the Stanley Cup on the West Coast again hockey is still a diehard East Coast sport with five of the top ticket prices all being East Coast Teams the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals.
The jump of 344.68% in price from a Carolina Hurricanes home game at the PNC Arena in Raleigh North Carolina which has a $47.00 average ticket price to the Chicago Blackhawks $209 average ticket price shows just how much a of a hockey town Chicago is.
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The Ducks returned home to face the always tough San Jose Sharks on Monday Night at Honda Center which they pulled out an overtime victory 3-2 thanks to Ryan Kesler’s goal at the 00:58 mark. Anaheim will have four days off before they travel to Phoenix on Saturday to face the Coyotes. After an extended road trip it will be a much deserved week of rest and the chance to celebrate the Christmas holiday at home. After the trip to Phoenix the Ducks return home the following night when they host the Vancouver Canucks.
Where They Stand: With 51 points the Ducks have the top record in the Western Conference and the entire NHL.
Game 41 | 01-04 Sun 5:00 PM Nashville Predators | Get In’s $15.00
The Nashville predators currently in third place in NHL western conference and 5 points behind the Ducks will come in to the Honda Center. Nashville is 10-7 on the road while 12-1-1 on the ice at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Ducks vs Pedators ticket price average for the Honda Center is $37 per which is down 33% from last season’s average of $56.00 per ticket. To see the Predators vs Ducks in Nashville the get in price is $10.00 per ticket with a ticket average of just $20.00 per ticket.
Game 42 | 01-07 Wed 7:30 PM New York Rangers | Get In’s $25.00 Promotion/Giveaway T-Shirt Night
The New York Rangers are sitting in the Middle of the NHL Eastern Conference in seventh place as of now and are currently on a seven game win streak and nine points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ducks vs Rangers ticket price average for the Honda Center is $49 per ticket. The Ducks will head to New York in March to face the Rangers at the Madison Square Garden where the get in price is $88 per ticket which is down from their 2014 average ticket price by 16%.
Game 43 | 01-11 Sun 6:00 PM Winnipeg Jets | Get In’s $123.00
The Winnipeg Jets come to the Honda Center on November 11th with an away record currently 10-7-1 which is better than their 8-6-2 home ice record. Currently sitting in sixth place in the Western Conference this will be there only visit to Anaheim. The Ducks have beaten them twice so far at the MTS Centre. Ducks vs Jets tickets prices on average for the Honda Center are $33.00 while up north the Jets vs Ducks ticket average price is $95 per ticket. The Ducks will honor Teemu Selanne at the Honda Center at this game which is what is making the “get in” price 272% higher than average.
Game 44 | 01-14 7:00 PM Toronto Maple Leafs | Get In’s $13.00
The Toronto Maple Leafs will make their only appearance at the Honda Center on Jan 14th. The Leafs are currently in 6th place in the Eastern Conference and have a road record 6-4-3. The average Ducks vs Maple Leafs ticket price for the Honda Center is $40.00 per ticket. The Ducks lost their only visit to the Maple Leafs home ice on Dec 16th where the average ticket for the Air Canada Center for the Ducks visit was $155.00 per ticket.
Game 45 | 01-16 Friday 7:00 PM New Jersey Devils | Get In’s $18.00
The struggling New Jersey Devils will make their only appearance in Anaheim on Jan 16th and are currently 8-11-2 on the road and in 14th place in the Eastern Division. Ducks vs Devils ticket price average for the Honda Center is $62.00 while going to see the Ducks play at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on March 29th would cost you $45.00 to get in and average ticket cost of $70.00 per ticket.
Game 46 | 01-17 Saturday 7:00 PM @ Los Angeles Kings | Get In’s $80.00
The Stanley Cup Champions are currently sitting in 8th place in the Western Conference with a home record of 13-4-2 and have beaten the Ducks at the Staples Center in their first meeting of the regular season on Nov 15th. Kings vs Ducks ticket price average for a game at the STAPLES Center right now is $120 per ticket while seeing the Ducks vs Kings at the Honda Center on Feb 27th has a get in the door price of $52.00 per ticket a savings of 35%.
Game 47 | 01-21 Wed 10:00 PM Calgary Flames | Get In’s $12.00
The Flames are currently in 9th place in the Western Conference with a road record of 10-9-1 with one of the losses coming from the Ducks on November 25th at the Honda Center. The average Ducks vs Flames ticket price is just $30.00 per ticket to see them in Anaheim which is down 103% from their first meeting at the Honda Center. Calgary Flames ticket prices for their games against the Ducks at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary start at just $13 with an average price of $56.00.
Game 48 | 01-27 Tues 10:00 PM @Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena Canada | Get In’s 51
The Vancouver Canucks are currently sitting in 7th place in the Western Conference and are 9-5-1 at the Rogers Arena this season. Canucks vs Ducks tickets for the Rogers Arena average $80 per ticket which is 34% down from last season’s average price per ticket. The Ducks beat them at the Rogers Center on Novemeber 20th but lost to them at the Honda Center on the 9th. The Average Ducks vs Canucks ticket price for the Honda Center is $37 per ticket which was down 53% from last season. If they Ducks and Canucks meet again at the Honda Center it will be in the playoffs.
Game 49 | 01-29 Thurs 7:00 PM @ San Jose Sharks SAP Center |Get In’s $26.00
The Ducks lost their first meeting to the Sharks at the SAP Center on November 29th 4-6 where San Jose has a 10-4-2 record. Sharks vs Ducks ticket price average for games at the SAP Center are $85.00 which is 44% higher than the Ducks vs Sharks ticket price average for the Honda Center of $59.00 per ticket. This will be the last time the Sharks and Ducks meet during the regular season.
Game 50 | 01-30 Fri 7:00 PM Chicago Blackhawks | Get In’s $48
Currently in second place in the Western Division just three points behind the Ducks the Blackhawks will make their only appearance at the Honda Center on Jan 30th where they are currently 11-6-1 on the road. The Ducks beat the Hawks at the United Center on Oct 28th but lost to them at the Honda Center Nov 28th. The average Ducks vs Blackhawks ticket price for the Honda Center is $90.00 per ticket which is up 80% from last season. To see the Blackhawks vs Ducks at the United Center the average ticket price this season was $195 which was also up 21% from the last season average of $160.
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After dropping a tough game to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Kings had lost five of six games and were struggling to stay in early playoff contention. The Blues loss was the third consecutive loss for the Kings, but the defending Stanley Cup Champions rebounded to win their final two games of the week, repaying the Blues with a victory at STAPLES Center and then defeating the Arizona Coyotes. With the two victories the Kings hold down the 8th playoff position in the Western Conference, tied with the Vancouver Canucks.
Week Recap: Tuesday night the Kings jumped on top of the Blues in St. Louis 2-0 nothing on two first period goals from Marian Gaborik before the Blues rallied back behind a big game from Vladimir Tarasenko. The Russian forward continued his torrid goal-scoring pace with a hat trick to put the Kings away. After falling behind by two goals the Blues scored the next five goals to win going away. After a night off the Kings welcomed the Blues to STAPLES Center for a return trip on Thursday night. The Kings won 6-4 behind a massive game from Kings center Anze Kopitar. The Slovenian had a goal and four assists, while Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist. After a slow start to the season both Gaborik and Kopitar are heating up of late, something that bodes well for the near future. Besides Kopitar and Gaborik, Jeff Carter, Jake Muzzin and Dwight Kings also scored goals for Los Angeles. The story of the game was the Kings third period outburst. After trailing 4-3 heading into the period Los Angeles scored three goals in the third to blow the game open. The Kings won their second consecutive home game on Saturday night when they defeated the Arizona Coyotes behind another strong performance from Anzke Kopitar. The Kings forward had three goals, leading the Kings to another come from behind win. Arizona led 2-1 before the Kings scored three straight to earn the victory. Jeff Carter, Marian Gaborik, Alec Martinez and Trevor Lewis scored goals for Los Angeles.
Up Next for the Kings: The Kings host the Calgary Flames on tonight at STAPLES Center before a four-day break for the Christmas Holiday. They return home on Saturday night when they host the arch-rival San Jose Sharks. Los Angeles will look to keep their momentum at home before they head off on the road the following week to kick off a three-game road trip. The Kings are currently in a battle for a playoff position in the conference and division and will need to maximize their effort as the calendar turns to the new year.
Where They Stand: The Kings are in 8th place in the Western Conference, tied with the Vancouver Canucks. They are nine points behind the Anaheim Ducks, who lead the conference and the Pacific Division.
LA Kings Ticket Prices
On average LA Kings vs Flames ticket price is $70.00 per ticket but do to the Holiday week prices for tonight’s game have risen while availability of tickets has dropped. Lower Level tickets start at $125 per ticket compared to the $46.00 price average for the Dec 29th Flames vs Kings game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. A cheaper option is the Kings vs Flames tickets for the Staples Center on Jan 19th where the get in price is only $22.00.
Kings Vs Sharks Dec 27th Staples Center Saturday 7:30
The game is a promotional night at the Staples Center “Holiday Pyrotechnic Extravaganza” as well as a Holiday Week and a game against their rivals making prices up 40% for this game. Kings vs Sharks tickets for the 27th are starting at $175.00 a ticket for the 200 level. A less expensive way to see the Kings vs Sharks at the Staples Center on April 11th which on average run 28% cheaper then then tonight’s game. Sharks vs Kings tickets for the San Jose SAP Center are $85.00 per ticket on average.
Stadium Series Kings vs Sharks Levis Stadium Feb 21st
The Kings and Sharks will face off on Saturday night Feb 21st at Levis Stadium. Stadium Series tickets start at $150 per ticket and average $525 per ticket which is down from the 2014 Kings vs Ducks stadium series game which averaged $625.00 per ticket.
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The Los Angeles Kings opened training camp yesterday, the start of a grueling ten-month season in which they look to defend their second Stanley Cup title in two seasons. With the vast majority of their roster returning the Kings will be looking to accomplish something that’s hasn’t been done in the NHL in over fifteen years—win back to back Stanley Cups. The last club to accomplish the feat was the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-1998.
The Kings will have a big target on their backs, with several of the other Western Conference contenders, including the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche making offseason moves intended to upgrade the roster. Due to wise cap management by General Manager Dean Lombardi, the Kings didn’t face the typical post-championship exodus that many teams deal with. In addition to keeping the core of the roster the Kings were able to lock up Marian Gaborik on a longer-term deal. The fleet forward was a major part of the Kings offensive surge in the postseason, and should be a major component of their offensive attack during the upcoming season.
Goaltender Jonathan Quick, such a vital part of both of the Stanley Cup winning teams, will miss the beginning of training camp after wrist surgery. Kyle Clifford and Jarrett Stoll will join Quick on the sidelines in the early part of training camp. After a weekend of practice the Kings will kick off the exhibition season on Monday night when a split squad takes on the Arizona Coyotes. The first exhibition game will take place just sixteen days before the Kings kick off the regular season when they face the San Jose Sharks on October 8.
So can they repeat?
Los Angeles had an immensely grueling playoff run a year ago, going a perfect 8-0 in postseason elimination games, including defeating the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks in seven game series. In their two title runs the veteran Kings roster has developed a reputation for performing in the clutch, a key component of last year’s title which includes coming back to defeat the San Jose Sharks after falling behind by three games in the series.
A return to normalcy should benefit the Kings, provided they can stay healthy. Two seasons ago the NHL played a shortened season due to the lockout. Last year the Kings dealt with Jonathan Quick missing nearly two months of the season due to a groin injury, and the Sochi Olympic break. The big question is whether or not the Kings can finish in the top half of the Western Conference. In both title winning seasons the Kings finished in the back half of the conference, 8th and 6th in the respective seasons. Without home ice advantage they’ve still managed to make title runs due to their veteran grit and ability to win on the road. If the Kings can get off to a fast start and stay healthy, they may have the luxury of defending the Stanley Cup with home ice advantage this season.
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After finishing with the second best regular season record in the National Hockey League but losing in the second round of the playoffs to the Los Angeles Kings the Anaheim Ducks realized they needed to upgrade the center position in the offseason. In the second round series loss versus the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Kings the Ducks were overmatched at the center spot on the second through fourth lines. Looking to upgrade the position the Ducks struck aggressively the day before the NHL draft by trading for former Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler. Kesler, who had requested a trade earlier in the 2014 season, was one of the top trade targets in this year’s NHL offseason. The Ducks dealt forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and the 24th and 85th overall pick in the NHL entry draft. In return the Ducks received Kesler and Vancouver’s 2015 third round pick.
The Ducks gave up some talented players and draft picks but returned an elite player in Kesler. He’s one of the better two-way players in the NHL and a former winner of the Selke Trophy, given annually to the top defensive forward in hockey. In addition to winning the Selke in 2011 Kesler has finished in the top five in the Selke voting on three other occasions. The 29-year-old Kesler, a native of Livonia, Michigan should be the perfect second-line center to provide goal scoring and grit behind the Getzlaf/Perry line. He’s scored more than 25 goals four times in his NHL career, including a 41 goals season in 2010-2011. Overall Kesler has notched 182 goals in his nine-season career.
In dealing Sbisa the Anaheim Ducks gave up on a once-promising prospect and former first round draft pick who’s battled injuries the last few seasons. In order to get a player the caliber of Kesler they had to relinquish some talent, including dealing Bonino to a division rival. Bonino had the best year of his professional career this past season, scoring 22 goals and registering 49 points.
The trade is cap friendly for Anaheim since Kesler still has two years left on his contract with a salary cap hit of $5 million per season. If Anaheim can get the production out of Kesler that he had in Vancouver he’s well worth the price. The Ducks badly needed a second center like Kesler to make a deep playoff run and contend with a talented Western Conference that includes the defending champion Kings, a talented Chicago Blackhawks team and a big and physical St. Louis Blues club. With Kesler in the fold they should be favorites to contend for the Pacific Division and top record in the Western Conference once again.
In addition to trading for Kesler the Ducks also had the tenth pick in the NHL draft, selecting forward Nick Ritchie of the Peterborough Petes. Ritchie is an imposing winger, with size ready-built for the NHL. Ritchie has a reputation as a tough and skilled forward, someone who can potentially be a power forward in the future. In 61 games with the Petes this season Ritchie scored 39 goals for a total of 74 points. The big forward likely won’t arrive in Anaheim for a couple of seasons, but should give the Ducks a big goal-scorer when he does.
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You can purchase Ducks Tickets for all games at the Honda Center with No Service Fees. Barry’s Tickets has been serving Anaheim since 1985.
Barry’s Ticket Service
675 Paularino Ave. Suite #6, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(Just off Bristol & 405)
9am – 5:30pm Mon-Fri
10am – 4pm Sat
Closed Sundays (unless it’s an event day)