The Los Angeles Kings played spoiler on Saturday night at the Staples Center as they came away with an exciting 3-2 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks. In the process, they hurt Chicago's chances of making the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. In only collecting a single point, the Blackhawks now trail the Colorado Avalanche by six points with only four games remaining in the 2018-19 National Hockey League regular season.
Throughout the evening the Kings were celebrating 80's night. Among the highlights included an opportunity to bid on a special white Miami Vice Kings jersey with Bailey's name on the back. (Bailey is the Kings mascot). Prior to the game against the Blackhawks, the alternative rock/power pop band Dramarama performed outside Staples Center, and the Kings tweeted out baby pictures of Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis.
This has also been a special week for veteran Kings forward Dustin Brown. On March 28 against the Vancouver Canucks, Brown passed Dave Taylor as the Kings all-time games played leader with 1112. Prior to the game, FOX Sports recognized Brown's achievement with a graphic and also recognized the fact that Kings captain Anze Kopitar is fourth on the list with 998 regular season games.
At the end of the evening, Kings fans celebrated in the stands, when Drew Doughty scored the dramatic overtime winner. These special highlights were all captured on Twitter.
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