The Los Angeles Kings and the Winnipeg Jets played an exciting game at Staples Center on March 18 with the Jets coming away with a close 3-2 victory. It was country music night at the Kings game, and the Kings celebrated the night by giving out bobblehead dolls with star defenseman Drew Doughty dressed up in vintage cowboy gear.
Doughty represented the Kings at the 2019 National Hockey League All-Star Game in San Jose. So far this season, he leads the Kings with 35 hits, 21 power play points and 149 hits. Doughty is also tied for the Kings lead in shorthanded assists with one. He is tied with Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter.
Popular country music songs were played throughout the evening. The Kings supplied a complete playlist on Twitter to those fans unable to come to Staples Center.
It was also a special night at Staples Center as hockey comedians Olly Postanin and Jacob Ardown of Airdrie, Alberta, Canada attended the game. Their interview with FOX Sports Los Angeles and their time with the Kings mascot Bailey, were both captured on Twitter. To celebrate country night, Postanin wore a red cowboy hat. Their popular YouTube video is called "On the Bench".
Meanwhile, on the Dance Cam, Christopher Sutter got into the country music spirit by showing off his outstanding dance moves. Christopher, who has Down Syndrome, is the son of former Kings head coach Darryl Sutter. In 2012 and 2014, Darryl Sutter was the Kings head coach when the franchise won their only two Stanley Cup titles in franchise history.
Below are some of the most fascinating tweets captured on Twitter from the game. The next Kings home game is March 21 at the Staples Center when they host the San Jose Sharks. Get your tickets today!
Loving all the music from Country Music Night or couldn't make it to the game? Get the full in-arena experience with this playlist! 🎶— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 19, 2019
Chris Sutter Dance Cam: Country Music Night Edition ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mmjfe4HPCW— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 19, 2019