When the Edmonton Oilers make their way to the STAPLES Center to take on the LA Kings, make sure you're part of the crowd. Tickets for the LA Kings home games at the STAPLES Center can be found right here on AXS. Don't be left out of the action - be sure to snag your tickets and witness the experience firsthand.
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The Kings and Oilers have a very hearty history together and are a matchup that should not be missed. Their matchups in the Stanley Cup Playoffs that have been the most legendary. In the 1982 Smythe Division semi-finals, the Oilers had 48 more points than the Kings during the regular season and were the heavy favorites. The teams split the first two games and the Oilers had a 5-0 lead heading into the third period. That is when the Kings scored five unanswered third period goals and then won it in overtime on a game winning goal by Daryl Evans. Known as the Miracle on Manchester, the Kings would win the best out of five series three games to two.
The Kings also beat the Oilers in the 1989 Smythe Division semi-finals. In a classic seven game series, the Kings came back from a three games to one series deficit to beat the Oilers four games to three. The star for the Kings was Wayne Gretzky, who scored two goals, including a shorthanded goal, in the seventh game of the series, a 6-3 Kings win.
The series win for the Kings over the Oilers in 1989 was their first with Gretzky in the lineup. Gretzky had been traded from the Oilers to the Kings with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, the Kings first round draft picks in 1989, 1991 and 1993, and $15 million on Aug. 9, 1988. It is considered the biggest trade in the history of the National Hockey League.
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