Los Angeles Kings 2014 News and Updates
4/17/14 – While the price of NHL Playoff tickets is down 24 percent
across the league, Los Angeles Kings first round playoff tickets are up 9 percent over last year. Divisional Semifinals tickets for games 3, 4, and 6 are averaging $180 at the Staples Center as the Kings look to take down their California rivals, San Jose Sharks
. LA holds the regular-season record at 3-2. Both rosters are loaded with star talent, enter the postseason healthy, and are two of the best possession teams in the league. The Kings are looking to go deep into the postseason for the third straight time. The series is averaging $170 over seven potential games. San Jose will have home-ice advantage; Games 1, 2, 5, and 7 at the SAP are averaging $159, $21 less than the three-game average in Los Angeles.
4/7/14 – The LA Kings are one of the current six playoff spots in the Western Conference spoken for; after a stellar post-Olympic streak (won 15 of 20), Los Angeles’ 4-0 win over the Coyotes Wednesday clinched a postseason berth. With that, the Kings recorded a franchise-best 12th shutout of the season. Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his sixth shutout of the year, second-most in the NHL behind Boston's Tuukka Rask. The netminder passed Rogie Vachon last month to become the winningest goalie in Kings history. LA has saved one of the most exciting games for last, the freeway series at Staples Center April 12 (get-in $83).
4/1/14 – The Wild may have snapped the Kings’ 6-game winning streak, but Los Angeles was 11-4 in March which tied the franchise record for most wins in a month set in January 2002. With that, they’ve matched a franchise record by recording 11 shutouts this season with six more chances to best the mark. The last time the Kings recorded the same number of shutouts, LA went on to win their first Stanley Cup in history.
3/24/14 – Jeff Carter will play at Wells Fargo Center for the first time tonight (min. $29) since he was traded by the Flyers. The Forward leads the Kings with 24 goals but has not scored in the past six games; will tonight in his old stomping grounds change things? LA will follow up Monday’s game in Philly with two more on the road before returning home Saturday to play Winnipeg (avg. $102). Ranked sixth in the West, the Kings will look to protect its postseason position in the final stretch before the NHL Playoffs.
3/18/14 – The Los Angeles Kings have dropped three in a row including a rivalry game to the Anaheim Ducks. LA was on a 8-game winning streak before Toronto snapped it with a 3-2 win. Can the Kings get back to their winning ways? Find out with Los Angeles Kings tickets to this week’s games at the Staples Center – vs. Washington Capitals (avg. $101), vs. Florida Panthers (avg. $137). If the NHL Playoffs started today, the Kings would play the San Jose Sharks, a division foe they’ve gone 3-1 against thus far into the regular season.
3/10/14 – There were a number of LA Kings roster changes on the day of the NHL trade deadline. The team picked up Marian Gaborik in perhaps the biggest deal for Los Angeles on Wednesday. But, the most talked about trade among Kings fans came when the Buffalo Sabres traded defenseman Brayden McNabb, prospect Jonathan Parker and two draft picks to the Los Angeles Kings for prospects Hudson Fasching and Nicolas Deslauriers. While some may question the acquisition, there is a lot to celebrate on the ice. The Los Angeles Kings have won seven in a row and will look to secure their eighth straight win tonight against Calgary. The most expensive home game remaining on the LA Kings schedule is the Freeway Faceoff Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks (avg. $231).
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).