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|Colors:||Black, silver & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Rob Blake, Harry Howell, Larry Robinson, Paul Coffey, Jarome Iginla, Luc Robitaille, Marcel Dionne, Brian Kilrea, Terry Sawchuk. Dick Duff, Jari Kurri, Steve Shutt, Grant Fuhr, Larry Murphy, Billy Smith, Wayne Gretzky, Bob Pulford & Rogie Vachon|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||Red Kelly, Jake Milford & Roger Neilson|
|Rivals:||Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks & San Jose Sharks|
|Legends:||Hall of Famers plus: Dave Taylor & Anze Kopitar|
|Retired Numbers:||4, 16, 18, 20, 30 & 99|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||2: 2011-12 & 2013-14|
When the NHL made it publicly known that they had intentions to expand for the 1967-68 season, Canadien entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke paid the league $2 million to ensure that one of the six expansion teams would be established in Los Angeles. Following a fan competition, Cooke named the team the Los Angeles Kings.
As construction was underway at their new arena, the Kings made their NHL debut at Long Beach Arena on October 14th, 1967. Los Angeles defeated a fellow expansion team, the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-0 on the opening night of the 1967-68 season. Following a 31-33-10 record in their first season in the league, the Kings made their first trip to the NHL postseason. Los Angeles lost the 1968 Quarter Finals to the North Stars in seven games.
Although they made the playoffs twice in their first two seasons, it took the Kings eight year to post a winning record in the regular season, finishing the 1974-75 season with a 42-17-21 record and making their third playoff appearance. Between 1974 and 1982 seasons, Los Angeles made nine consecutive trips to the playoffs, however team success still eluded the Kings. Los Angeles got their first piece of NHL silverware in 1991, winning their first division championship (Smyth) following a 46-24-10 regular season record.
Led by the ‘the Great One’ Wayne Gretzky and stand-in captain Luc Robitaille, the Kings continued their success in 1993, finishing the regular season with a 39-35-10 record and making their deepest ever playoff run. Los Angeles made their first trip to the Conference Finals in the ‘93 playoffs and defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games to win their first conference championship and advance to their debut Stanley Cup Finals. They defeated the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1, however Motreal won the next four games to win the series and championship.
After their defeat in the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, Los Angeles missed the playoffs each of the next four consecutive seasons and 11 times in the following 15 years. The Kings broke a six season playoff drought in 2009 and began a golden era for the franchise.
Led by Jonathan Quick, Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams, Los Angeles recorded their third consecutive 40+ win season in 2011-12. In the 2012 playoffs, the Kings posted a 12-2 record through their first three series to advance to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals and win their second conference championship. Los Angeles faced the New Jersey Devils in the Finals and defeated them in six games to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
At the conclusion of the shortened 2012-13 lockout season, the Kings failed to defend their Stanley Cup title, losing the Western Conference Finals to the Blackhawks in seven games. However, the NHL returned to its regular 82 game length for the 2013-14 season and the Kings subsequently recorded their fourth 40+ win season over the past five years.
In what was a tough postseason for Los Angeles, the Kings became the first team in NHL history to win three game sevens on their way to a Stanley Cup Finals berth, claiming their third conference championship in the process. After making it out of a loaded Western Conference, Los Angeles won the Stanley Cup in five games, culminating with an Alec Martinez goal in the second overtime of Game 5 at Staples Center.
Since their second championship in franchise history, the Kings have made just two trips to the playoffs (failing to qualify on five occasions), however they have not won a postseason series since their 2014 Stanley Cup victory.
Los Angeles finished the 2021 season with a 21-28-7 record. Their 49 points saw them finish sixth in the West Division (formed due to COVID-19), which resulted in the team missing the playoffs for the third consecutive season.
The 2021-22 campaign was a great one for the Los Angeles Kings. As they finished the year with a record of 44-27-11. They made the Stanley Cup Playoffs but would end up losing in the first round. They finished in 3rd place in the Pacific Division.
If you are a fan of the Los Angeles Kings, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Los Angeles Kings have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?
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Todd McLellan is the head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, his career overall record in the National Hockey League regular season is 528-372-114. This head coaching job is his third head coaching job in the National Hockey League. During his tenure the franchise has made the Stanley Cup playoffs once, as they lost in the first round last season. His career overall Stanley Cup playoff record is currently sitting at 40-42 after eight playoff appearances with the San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings.
After a short two year playing career, he transitioned to coaching and he started his coaching career in the lower ranks in Canada. He would get his first coaching job in the National Hockey League with the San Jose Sharks during the 2008-09 season. He has yet to coach in the Stanley Cup Finals during his coaching career in the National Hockey League.
Anze Kopitar is the top guy on this Los Angeles Kings roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. He will be entering his 17th season in the National Hockey League this upcoming year. He has spent his entire lengthy career with the Los Angeles Kings. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 19 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season.
He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net, as he added 48 assists to his total as well. Overall, he finished with a total of 67 points in 81 games played. Over the course of his lengthy career he has made the all-star game five times, won the Selke trophy twice and the Lady Byng once. He has led the Kings in scoring for the last five seasons.
Viktor Arvidsson is yet another solid guy on this Los Angeles Kings roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. He will be entering his eighth season in the National Hockey League this upcoming year and he spent the majority of his career with the Nashville Predators, however, this will be his second season as a member of the Los Angeles Kings.
Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 20 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 29 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 49 points in 66 games played. The main goal for him this season will be to stay on the ice and remain healthy as he hasn’t played more than 70 games since the 2017-18 season where he appeared in 78 of 82 games.
The Los Angeles Kings’ campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 44-27-11 and in 3rd place of the Pacific Division.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Pacific Division championship this season currently sit at +450 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 4th in the Pacific Division out of eight teams.
While their odds to win the Western Conference currently sit at +1600 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 7th in the Western Conference out of 16 teams.
Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +3500 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank 15th out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.
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Where do the Los Angeles Kings play?
The Los Angeles Kings play their home games at the Staple Center.
Who owns the Los Angeles Kings?
The Los Angeles Kings are owned by Philip Anschutz and Ed Roski.
Have the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup?
The Los Angeles Kings have won two Stanley Cup titles (2011-12, 2013-14).
Who is the Los Angeles Kings general manager?
Rob Blake is the general manager of the Los Angeles Kings.
Do the Los Angeles Kings play tonight?
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What is the Los Angeles Kings record?
The Los Angeles Kings had a 44-27-11 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season.
Did the Los Angeles Kings win last night?
Fans of the Los Angeles Kings are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much are the Los Angeles Kings worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Los Angeles Kings are worth $1.025 billion.
Who do the Los Angeles Kings play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Los Angeles Kings play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Los Angeles Kings?
You can watch the Los Angeles Kings games on TV channels like Fox Sports West and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.
Will the Los Angeles Kings make the playoffs this year?
While we do not yet know if the Los Angeles Kings will make the playoffs this year, they did make the playoffs in 2021-22 but lost in the opening round.
Will the Los Angeles Kings get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The Los Angeles Kings do not have the number one overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
When do the Los Angeles Kings play?
Los Angeles Kings fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.
Where did the Los Angeles Kings finish the season?
The Los Angeles Kings finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 3rd place in the Pacific Division.
How many games did the Los Angeles Kings win?
The Los Angeles Kings won 44 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.
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