The energy was high at the Staples Center as the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis 4-3 on Jan. 21 in a rare Monday matinee. The game was played in the afternoon because the United States was celebrating Martin Luther King Day. Many of the great Kings moments throughout the day were captured on Twitter.
Prior to the Kings game, former Kings broadcasting legend Bob Miller signed autographs. Miller, who has a statue of himself outside the Staples Center, was at the Toyota Booth meeting Kings fans.
To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Kings put Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech on their jumbotron in the second period. Martin Luther King made the historical speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963.
On the ice, it was an eventful second period for Kings all-star defenseman Drew Doughty. He was the recipient of a high-stick from Robert Bortuzzo of the Blues, and then nine seconds later on the powerplay, scored from Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter to tie the game at two goals apiece.
It was a special day for Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who was celebrating his 33rd birthday. It was the fourth time in Quick's career he won with the Kings on his birthday. He previously beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 on his 23rd birthday in 2009, the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on his 24th birthday in 2010 and the New York Rangers 4-2 on his 32nd birthday in 2018.
After the game, the Kings reminded everyone that it has been a tough time for sports fans in the state of Missouri over the last two days with the message of "Missouri-able". The Blues 4-3 loss to the Kings came a day after the Kansas City Chiefs lost 37-31 to the New England Patriots in overtime in the AFC Championship at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Kings next home game is Feb. 14 when they host the Vancouver Canucks. Get your tickets today!
Starting at 12pm, Bob Miller will be signing autographs at the Toyota Booth! Make sure to stop by before heading into STAPLES Center 😎 pic.twitter.com/11j5BU9qpg— LA Kings (@LAKings) January 21, 2019
Instead of second period entertainment the @LAKings arts playing #MLK "I Have a Dream" speech #GoKingsGo
A couple of wins by the LA Kings and Rams have Los Angeles feeling great.— LA Kings (@LAKings) November 20, 2018
Meanwhile, St. Louis and Kansas City feeling nothing but...