BEST LA KINGS LEGENDS NIGHT PLAYER TO WEAR BOTH COLORS:
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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS JEFF CARTER POINTS UPDATE:
You would think, after the season that the LA Kings' centers have endured so far... that all the talk about their Thursday night 7-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes would be about how Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards broke out of their goal scoring droughts in dramatic fashion.
BUT YOU WOULD BE SO WRONG!!!
That's right... Dwight King had a hat trick. I repeat... Dwight King had a hat trick. And LA Kings fans everywhere went crazy!
Whoa... not that crazy!!!
I'm sure that after such a powerful performance, Dwight King has finally earned the respect of the LA hockey media.
The note accompanying Dwight King's hat trick made me laugh. pic.twitter.com/3eDcOzHj9G— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) October 25, 2013
I totally understand why Fox Sports West used this stat.
Because they didn't broadcast Game 1 of the 2012 Western Conference Finals.
Tonight is Jay Wells Legends Night... but we might be seeing a new statue in front of Staples Center soon to honor a LA Kings Legend in the making.
The Edmonton Oilers come into town having sufferI'M SORRY, I CAN'T... THE OILERS ARE JUST AWFUL. Instead, let's hono(u)r Gordon Jay Wells, who tonight at Staples Center will enter an elite club... LA KINGS LEGEND!
What's that? You don't remember Jay Wells? Maybe you know him better at his natural position...
Jay Wells was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round, 16th overall in the 1979 NHL Draft (ahead of such Edmonton Oilers as Kevin Lowe, Mark Messier and Glenn Anderson). Wells began the 1979-80 season with the Binghamton Dusters of the AHL and within a few months, he was called up to the Kings. Wells would play 9 seasons with the LA Kings before being traded in 1988 to the Philadelphia Flyers for Doug Crossman. Wells led the Kings in penalty minutes for six consecutive seasons (1979-80 through 1984-85). His 1,446 penalty minutes as a King are third overall on the Kings all-time lists. He is also one of only 27 players all-time to amass over 1,000 games played (1,098) and 2,000 or more penalty minutes during his NHL career. (Thanks, Mike Kalinowski!) And most importantly, like all fan-favorites of the LA Kings...
...he won a Stanley Cup elsewhere.
So to celebrate all things Jay Wells... I asked Spike Coffman, who is The Royal Half's LA Kings Video Historian, to put together a little vintage video tribute of Jay Wells... doing what he did best. For instance, on October 15th, 1981...
Wow, you would think a guy named Merlin would be able to see that coming.
And on November 3rd, 1983... Jay Wells did something that every single hockey fan today would love to do...
...punch Paul Holmgren in the face.
And even though his nickname was "The Hammer", on February 12th, 1981... Jay Wells did something that he only accomplished 47 times in his NHL career.
He scored a goal.
I can't wait to get home from the game and sell this for way less than Mariano Rivera went for.
As created by Jesse Cohen from All The Kings Men Podcast... The Moulson Index™ highlights an opposing player from tonights game who has the opportunity to score against his former employer, the LA Kings.
Since Ryan Smyth is out
because he's old with a groin injury, Tonight's Moulson Index Spotlight is:
DENIS GREBESHKOV, DEFENSE
In 10 games versus the LA Kings, Denis Grebeshkov has 1 GOAL & 3 ASSISTS
JASON LABARBERA, GOALIE
In 2 games versus the LA Kings, Jason LaBarbera has 2 WINS & 3 LOSSES
From LA Kings prospect, Tyler Toffoli, who has 7 goals and 12 points in 10 games,
who seems to be maturing nicely in the AHL.
As I get older I'm starting to realize that Halloween is an excuse to overload on chocolate and candy #notmadthough— Tyler Toffoli (@tytoff16) October 25, 2013
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