The Los Angeles Kings were formed in 1967 as part of the NHL's expansion program in that
area. The team participates in the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. Success has
not always come for Los Angeles Kings tickets holders; however their support was rewarded
last season when they managed to win their first and only Stanley Cup title. The Los Angeles
Kings tickets holders have seen some very good players play for their team, however team
chemistry has never been a strong point. For one reason or another, the team always
The likes of Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor, Luc Robitaille, Rogie Vachon, and Wayne Gretzky
were some of the best players the NHL has seen and they all played for the Los Angeles
Kings. Those who bought Los Angeles Kings tickets on a regular basis got to see these, and
many more, stars but they never saw a winning team. That was the one ingredient that was
always missing. It took a long time, but eventually the Kings figured out how to appease
their long suffering fans.
The past five seasons have been interesting for a Los Angeles Kings tickets holder. There
were no playoffs in 2007-08 and 2008-09 and there were QF losses in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
There was no reason to think that ultimate success was on the way, but 2011-12 turned out
to be an incredible season. The team managed to squeeze into the playoffs, but that is when
they found their form. Beating everyone in sight and eventually slaughtering their Stanley
Cup final opponents, the team won their first trophy by beating the Devils 4 games to 2.
Since 1999, the Los Angeles Kings have played their home games at the Staples Center. This
is a stadium that they have shared with the far more successful Los Angeles Lakers and the
Los Angeles Clippers. The arena's capacity is 18,118 for hockey games and 18,867 if certain
areas are turned into standing sections. Los Angeles Kings tickets are sold out for most home
games, with fans coming to see their team in high numbers no matter who they are playing.
The great thing about seasonal Los Angeles Kings tickets holders is that they never stopped
supporting the team. While supporting the basketball team, the Lakers, is more fashionable
in L.A., Kings fans never wavered in their dedication to ice hockey. This was something that
they felt might never be rewarded, until the incredible 2011-2012 season. The Kings were
not considered favorites by any means and even being in the playoffs was considered a
success by Los Angeles Kings tickets holders. However, the team went from strength to
strength and peaked at exactly the right moment.
Los Angeles Kings fans have been through a lot. These Los Angeles Kings tickets holders have
seen years of no success, even bankruptcy in 1993, yet they kept on coming. They knew that
eventually their team would produce the goods. And boy did they do that. By playing as a
team, the Los Angeles Kings gave their fans the success they had been craving.
12-2-13: Los Angeles won a game, lost a game in the shootout (an epic game against the Sharks), and lost a game in regulation last week. The loss was troubling since it came against the Calgary Flames. Trevor Lewis just can’t finish. He’s 0-of-28 this year, pushing his career shooting efficiency to 3.5 percent on 342 shots. That's the worst total among active forwards (minimum 300 shots) in the NHL today. Ben Scrivens continues to perform well in place of Jonathan Quick, who is out with a groin injury.
11-25-13: Despite having a really good record, the Kings are still seventh place in the West. Los Angeles went 1-1-1 on the week and an impressive 5-2 win over Tampa Bay. The Kings just need to get healthy again. Jeff Carter remains on IR with a lower-body injury and Jonathan Quick could be out until Christmas with a groin injury. Ben Scrivens has been stellar in net since Quick went down with his injury. Kings fans better hold their breath that Quick’s injury doesn’t linger.
11-18-13: The Kings won three out of four games last week beating the Islanders, Rangers, and Devils in four nights. However, they did lose in the shootout to the lowly Sabres. The big news out of Los Angeles is the injury to goalie Jonathan Quick. He suffered a groin strain against Buffalo and will be out anywhere from three-to-six weeks. Backup goalie Ben Scrivens allowed only two goals on 88 shots this week and has a .955 save percentage in eight games this year
11-12-13: The Kings are still out the playoff picture (hard to believe with that record) but have played better of late. Los Angeles won both games they played this week by beating the Sabres and defeating a solid Canucks team 5-1. Jonathan Quick played better this week stopping 44 of 45 shots he saw. Quick did bring his save percentage up from a horrid .896 to .906. Jeff Carter needs to return to the lineup soon as the Kings miss his offensive game.
11-5-13: The Kings had an okay week defeating the powerhouse San Jose Sharks 4-3 in overtime. However, they dropped a road contest to Phoenix and a home game to Nashville. The Kings haven’t had a losing streak more than two games this season, nor have they had a winning streak more than three games. The Kings are 4-0 in shootout this season, after only winning twice last season. Jeff Carter being placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury is a huge loss for the Kings.
10-29-13: It was a pretty good week for the Kings. They scored a season-high seven goals against a talented Coyotes squad and then dominated a tired Edmonton Oilers. Jonathan Quick is still searching for his form. Through 11 games this season, Quick is 7-4-0 on the year with an average .907 save percentage. I still question whether or not he’s an automatic lock to be Team USA’s starting goalie at the Olympics this year in Sochi.
10-21-13: Drew Doughty finally seems to be getting his scoring touch back. After starting off the season ice cold, Doughty registered a goal and an assist in the Kings 5-2 victory over Dallas. The Kings are 3-0 in the shootout this season, but really haven’t played well yet. Folk hero Jonathan Quick has been less than stellar in his starts this season. Could Team USA go in another direction in goal for the 2014 Olympics? I guess it’s possible.
10-14-13: After opening the season with a victory against Minnesota, the Kings dropped two games before picking up victories against Carolina and Ottawa. Statistically speaking, the Kings are trending upwards. The goals against are going down, along with shots against. The penalty kill is rising, but Kings fans should be worried about their stagnant power play. Jonathan Quick gave up an embarrassing goal last week against the Rangers that landed him on ESPN’s not top 10 plays.
10-7-13: It’s been a rather boring start for the L.A. Kings. They came from behind to beat Minnesota in overtime in their opener and then got destroyed by an upstart Winnipeg Jets team. All-world goalie Jonathan Quick has looked pedestrian in his two starts and will he be surefire lock to start for Team USA at the Olympics? That remains to be seen.
9-4-13: Large strides have been made in the past 10 years for the Los Angeles Kings, including their first Stanley Cup. President and General Manager, Dean Lombardi, continues to do his research and knows how difficult it will continue to be in a Kings Quest to win their second Championship. Gone is veteran defenseman, Rob Scuderi and forward, Dustin Penner, but the depth of the LA Kings, remains in high praise and compete for the rising franchise.
The emergence of Jonathan Quick, in the past three years, is now the proven number one goaltender, and the exchange of goaltender Jonathan Bernier for forward, Matt Frattin to the Toronto Maple Leafs, is bittersweet. The return of Willie Mitchell and the emergence of Slava Voynov, coupled with Drew Doughty land the LA Kings with a solid defensive core.
Los Angeles fans eagerly await every game this season. The spoils of the St. Louis Blues (twice), retribution to the San Jose Sharks from 2010 and their own retribution of the Chicago Blackhawks are eagerly awaited tests of Los Angeles metal. However, division reign and a second Stanley Cup are the only decree of the silver and black.
8-3-13: The Kings and defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk have agreed on a two-year contract as well as a three-year entry level contract for defenseman Colin Miller
7-25-13: The Kings have signed Jordan Nolan to a two-year contract extension worth $1.4 million.
7-20-13: The Kings have agreed to an eight-year extension with Dustin Brown.
Kings 2013 NHL Draft Summary
Pick #37: Valentin Zykov, LW
Pick #103: Justin Auger, RW
Pick #118: Hudson Fasching, RW
Pick #146: Patrik Bartosak, G
Pick #148: Jonny Brodzinski, C
Pick #178: Zachary Leslie, D
Pick #191: Dominik Kubalik, LW