This Date In Kings History
Former Kings TV Producer Bob Borgen takes a look back at key events in Kings history with highlighted dates that coincide with each of the Kings’ last 13 home games from February 3 through April 12.
Feb. 3, 2007 – Sean Burke made 40 saves in his 38th and final career shutout (his first with the Kings) and Michael Cammalleri and Alexander Frolov each had two goals and two assists as the Kings beat the Panthers 7-0 for their first ever shutout in Sunrise, Fla.
Feb. 6, 2010 – Kings goalie Jonathan Quick extended his team-record winning streak to nine straight games with a 4-3 win over the visiting Red Wings.
March 1, 1986 – Dave “Tiger” Williams recorded his second (and final) career hat trick in a game against Montreal in Los Angeles.
March 3, 2001 – Adam Deadmarsh scored his first goal as a King when Los Angeles won, 6-3, against the visiting Red Wings before a California-record crowd of 18,477 at STAPLES Center.
March 13, 2011 – Jonathan Quick became the first goalie in Kings to history to record two straight 30-win seasons when Michal Handzus scored with 20.8 seconds left in regulation for a 3-2 victory at Dallas.
March 15, 1999 – Rob Blake became the first defenseman in Kings history to score 100 career goals and Stephane Fiset recorded his 14th career shutout as Los Angeles won 4-0 against the visiting Ottawa Senators.
March 17, 1982 – Los Angeles rookie Bernie Nicholls registered his first career NHL hat trick and the first of back-to-back three goal games in a 9-4 victory over Calgary.
March 20, 1994 – Wayne Gretzky scored twice to tie Gordie Howe’s NHL record of 801 goals as the Kings and Sharks tied 6-6 at San Jose.
March 22, 2012 – Jeff Carter scored the deciding shootout goal and Jonathan Quick tied a team record with his eighth shutout of the season (22nd of his career) as the Kings beat the visiting Blues 1-0.
March 29, 2000 – Kelly Buchberger scored his first goal as a member of the Kings when Los Angeles tied 1-1 against the visiting San Jose Sharks.
March 31, 1977 – Rogie Vachon became the 12th goaltender in NHL history to record 250 career victories when the Kings won 7-5 over the visiting Colorado Rockies.
April 2, 1989 – Kelly Hrudey became the first goaltender in NHL history to win 10-plus games with two teams in one season when he got his 10th victory with the Kings, a 5-4 win at Vancouver. Hrudey had won 18 games with the Islanders before being traded to the Kings.
April 12, 1999 – Luc Robitaille registered his 13th career hat trick and rookie Olli Jokinen picked up three assists as the Kings picked up their first-ever victory against the Predators winning 4-3 in Nashville.