The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21 when they host the St. Louis Blues at the Staples Center. The Kings are promoting two separate packages. The first is a family pack, which includes one soda and one hot dog, and the second is a military ticket pack, where there is a discount on tickets for members of the American military. Please note the start time is 2 p.m. in the afternoon on the holiday Monday.
The Kings played one of their best games of the season on Jan. 5. They delivered a 4-0 shutout win over the Edmonton Oilers. Drew Doughty led the Kings in scoring with two assists, while it was a historic night for Kings captain Anze Kopitar and goaltender Jonathan Quick. Kopitar scored his 300th NHL regular season goal and Quick recorded his 300th NHL regular season win.
The Kings have struggled at times this season, but they do have one more point than the St. Louis Blues. The Kings are at 17 wins, 23 regulation losses and three losses in extra time for 37 points and the Blues are at 16 wins, 19 regulation losses and four losses in extra time for 36 points.
The Kings leading scorer at the moment is Anze Kopitar, who has 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points. The Blues leading scorer is Ryan O'Reilly, who has 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points.
Speaking of Kopitar, Kings fans are encouraged to vote for Kopitar to represent the Kings at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose on Jan. 26. Fans have an opportunity to vote for one more player from each division. The voting closes Jan. 10. Kopitar is up against Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Anaheim Ducks. Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers, Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks. Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks and Jonathan Marchessault of the Vegas Golden Knights.
Doughty has already been selected to represent the Kings at the All-Star Game. So far this season, he is second on the Kings in scoring with 25 points. Doughty leads the Kings with 21 assists, eight power play assists and 12 power play points. He also has four goals, 18 penalty minutes, four power play goals, and 81 shots on goal. Doughty also is the co-leader on the Kings in shorthanded assists with one as he is tied with Dustin Brown.
Get your tickets to see the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues on Jan. 21 at Staples Center today!