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Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings is a hockey team of the national hockey league founded in 1967.

Los Angeles Kings is a professional ice hockey club based in Los Angeles. The team competes in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference and was founded on June 5, 1967, after Jack Kent Cooke was awarded an NHL expansion franchise for Los Angeles on February 9, 1966, becoming one of six teams that began play as part of the 1967 NHL expansion.The Kings played their home games at the Forum in Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, for 32 years until they moved toCrypto.com Arena" in downtown Los Angeles at the beginning of the 1999-2000 season.

During the 1970s and early 1980s, the Kings had many years marked by impressive regular-season play, but they were washed away by early playoff exits. Their highlights in those years included strong goaltender Rogi Vachon and Triple Crown lineman Charlie Simmer, Dave Taylor and Hall of Fame member Marcel Dionne, who had a famous upset of the Edmonton Oilers rebellion in the 1982 playoff game known as the "Miracle at Manchester". In 1988, the Kings traded with the Oilers to get their captain Wayne Gretzky, which led to a successful phase of the franchise that raised the popularity of hockey in Los Angeles and helped raise the profile of the sport in the American Sun Belt region. Gretzky, Hall of Fame member Luc Robitaille and defenseman Rob Blake led the Kings to the franchise's only division title in the 1990-91 season and the Kings' first appearance in the Stanley Cup finals in 1993, where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens.

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Andreas Athanasiou with a Goal vs. New York Islanders

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January 28, 2022

Arthur Kaliyev with a Goal vs. Detroit Red Wings

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February 7, 2022

Arthur Kaliyev with a Goal vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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January 18, 2022

Blake Lizotte with a Goal vs. Boston Bruins

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March 7, 2022

Bob Miller to retire; will broadcast final two regular season games - LA Kings Insider

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March 3, 2017

News

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Meredith Cash
November 19, 2019
Business Insider
The Los Angeles Kings tweeted a photo of the Taylor Swift banner and congratulated the Arizona Coyotes on "putting up their first-ever banner."

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