The Los Angeles Kings will have Los Angeles Dodgers night on Feb. 28 when the face-off against the Dallas Stars at the Staples Center. Fans who purchase tickets through this special AXS offer, will receive a co-branded Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Kings hat.
The Kings had a productive six game road trip at the beginning of February, as they won three games, lost two regulation games and had one loss in overtime. They beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime on Feb. 4, the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Feb. 5 and the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in a shootout on Feb. 7.
In the Kings win over the Rangers, Tyler Toffoli scored the overtime winner at the 25 second mark of overtime from Adrian Kempe. With one minute left in the third period, Kempe tied the game at three. Kempe led the Kings with three points (two goals and one assist). Toffoli and Ilya Kovalchuk also had multi-point games as Toffoli had one goal and one assist and Kovalchuk had two assists.
In the Kings win over the Devils, Anze Kopitar led the Kings offensively with three assists, while Toffoli notched two goals. In the Kings win over the Flyers, Toffoli, Kovalchuk and Kempe scored for Los Angeles in an exciting six round shootout.
The Kings will face a Stars team that is currently tied for third place in the Central Division with the St. Louis Blues at 63 points. The Stars are led offensively by Tyler Seguin, who has a team-high 24 goals and 54 points. The Kings leading scorer is Kopitar, who leads the team in goals (17) and points (42).
In transaction news, the Kings traded center Nate Thompson to the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 11 with a fifth round draft pick in the 2019 National Hockey League Entry Draft for a fourth round draft pick in the 2019 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Thompson had four goals and two assists for six points in 53 games with the Kings this season. Also, center Trevor Lewis has returned to the Kings lineup. Lewis had been out for over two months with a foot injury.
On Feb. 7, it was announced that former Kings right winger Zigmund Palffy will be inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame this year. Palffy, who had 150 goals and 190 assists for 340 points in 311 games from 1999 to 2004 with the Kings, led Slovakia to its only gold medal in the history of the World Hockey Championship in 2002. In the tournament which took place in Sweden, Slovakia beat Russia 4-3 in the gold medal game. In three games, Palffy had one goal and six assists for seven points.
The other former Kings player to be honored is center Jarret Stoll, who will be recognized by his former junior team, the Kootenay Ice. During a ceremony on March 2, the Ice will induct Stoll into its Hall of Fame. The Kootenay Ice will be moving to Winnipeg at the end of the 2018-19 Western Hockey League season.
Get your tickets to see the Los Angeles Kings and the Dallas Stars on Feb. 28 at the Staples Center today.