Los Angeles Kings 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 – L.A. has won three straight since the Olympic break including Saturday’s grind out victory over the Hurricanes. The Kings will try to extend a four game win streak tonight at the Staples Center when they take on the Canadiens. The last time the two teams met in December, Los Angeles walked away with the shutout (6-0) which was part of the Kings longest win streak of the season (6 games). Los Angeles Kings tickets are as low as $15 tonight, so grab yours now as the team will not be back home for 10 more days.
2/25/14 - The Sharks hold a 12-point lead on the third-place Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division; if the Kings expect to hold on to the final guaranteed playoff spot in the division, they’ll need to overcome some of their offensive struggles and continue to dominate on defense. LA is one of three teams allowing fewer than 27 shots on goal per game and a league-low 2.10 goals per game. If the Kings can get the lead in a game, they’re statistically going to win as Los Angeles is 16-0-0 when ahead after two periods! That is an NHL-best! Los Angeles Kings in the final stretch are averaging $124 at the Staples Center, $21 more than the League average.
2/18/14 – The Los Angeles Kings players are playing at a high level in Sochi. It may be Jonathan Quick’s first experience backstopping USA in international play, but the goalie has a 2-0-0 record, 1.44 GAA, and .944 save percentage and will start the quarters for the United States. Center Jeff Carter has shined for Canada scoring three goals in the second period against Austria while defenseman Drew Doughty dropped the game-winner against Finland Sunday. Will the production from these Olympic athletes continue when Los Angeles returns to the ice at the end of February. The first game at the Staples Center, post Olympics, is Mar 1 against Carolina. Kings tickets for the matchup start at $31.
2/3/14 – While excitement was high Saturday at the Staples Center to start the evening (defenseman Robyn Regehr was playing in his 1000th NHL game), it quickly dwindled. The Philadelphia Flyers handed the Kings their seventh loss in Los Angeles’ last eight games. Now 19 points back in the Division, LA will look to finish their last two games before the break with a W. While the Kings may be thankful that those final games will be played at home, their upcoming opponents (Blackhawks and Blue Jackets) both gave the team some trouble during their last meetings. Los Angeles Kings tickets start at $29 to see the two former Stanley Cup Champions face off and $20 when then the Blue Jackets take the ice at Staples Thursday.
1/29/14 – The Kings of LA are looking to get back on top the throne after losing six of their last seven, including two against rival Anaheim Ducks. Saturday’s loss in the Freeway Faceoff took place at Dodger Stadium for the first-ever NHL outdoor game in Los Angeles. Currently third in the Pacific, the 2012 Stanley Cup winners split their division games this week, picking up a win against division foes San Jose Sharks Monday but lost to the Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday. Cheer on the Kings as they return home for four straight, starting with the Pens Thursday evening. The price of Los Angeles Kings tickets for remaining home games is up 7 percent since the start of the season, averaging $154 for Staples Center NHL games.
Los Angeles Kings 2013-2014 Season
There are a few games that stand out on the Los Angeles Kings schedule this year - the outdoor Freeway Face-Off
against the Anaheim Ducks on January 25 at Dodger Stadium and a road game to Chicago for a December 15 Western Conference Finals Rematch. The average LA Kings tickets are $138, $37 cheaper than the NHL tickets
average. Kings road tickets are $168 which means that hockey fans still want to see the 2012 Stanley Cup champions in action.
Last season proved to be a miracle season for the Los Angeles Kings, who got hot at just the right time, snuck into the playoffs on the last night of the season as the eighth seed in the Western Conference, and then proceeded to blitz their way through the playoffs, going 16-4 while knocking off the top three seeds in the West — Vancouver, St. Louis, and Phoenix, in that order — before taking out New Jersey for the right to be the second California-based NHL squad to hoist the Stanley Cup (after the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks), while goaltender Jonathan Quick was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Coming off the extended lockout, however, the Kings are struggling to find their way, as they are hovering near the bottom of the conference standings. Netminder Quick is struggling to keep the puck out of the net; while on offense, the lead players are centers Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar (a fan favorite), and Mike Richards — who also leads the team in penalty minutes. Wings Dustin Brown and Kyle Clifford, and defenseman Slava Voynov have also made significant scoring contributions. Can coach Darryl Sutter turn things around and get the Kings pointed in the right direction this season, sufficiently in order to defend the Cup? Only time will tell. LA Kings tickets on home ice at Staples Center average $91 — one of only a handful of NHL teams with average ticket prices less than $100 for the 2013 season. Kings fans looking to find cheap Kings hockey tickets can score seats under $20 in the Upper Concourse and under $50 in the Lower 200s. On the road, Los Angeles Kings tickets average $103 this season, 13% more than home games. Those looking to cool off indoors in LA will find many must-see games on the LA Kings schedule, including upcoming home games versus the Anaheim Ducks (2/25), Detroit Red Wings (2/27), San Jose Sharks (3/16) and
Dallas Stars (3/21).