There was a lot of happiness at Staples Center on March 2 as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3. Someone else who was in a great mood was the Kings' mascot Bailey, who was celebrating a birthday. During the game, many of the tweets centered around the friendly lion.
Three other southern California sports mascots celebrated Bailey's birthday. They included Cozmo, the mascot for the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer, Kingston, the snow leopard, who is the mascot of the Ontario Reign, and Rampage, the large ram, which is the mascot for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. There was also a special birthday jersey Bailey was wearing so fans could bid on. Fans could also have the opportunity to vote for the best-dressed mascot.
It was also a special day for dogs of various players of the Los Angeles Kings as they had the opportunity to race against each other on the ice during the second intermission. Among those participating were dogs belonging to Johnny Brodzinski, Tyler Toffoli, Anze Kopitar and Alec Martinez. There was also a special pet bowl auction as fans had the chance to bid on a pet bowl signed by Martinez. The Kings scored plenty on this day, and the offensive output seemed to even surprise Kings forward Jeff Carter.
The Kings next home game is March 5 against the Montreal Canadiens (Tickets) at the Staples Center. Students who bring their proper ID card will be given a Kings hat with a purchased ticket. The game against the Canadiens is also gender equality night as six female AEG leaders will be on a panel to discuss women in sports! Below are some of the most notable tweets throughout the evening!
Of course the birthday boy is going to be named the Best Dressed winner! Congrats @BaileyLAKings 😻— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 2, 2019
Better luck next time, @RampageNFL and @KingstonReign 🤷♂️🤷♀️#GetJackBlack pic.twitter.com/hiuYrgNyFE