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A LOOK AT THE KINGS/STARS RIVALRY

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
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7:30 p.m. | STAPLES Center | Tuesday, March 31

The Kings and Dallas Stars will meet for the FINAL time during the 2008-09 season on Tuesday, March 31 at STAPLES Center with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m. Don't miss your last chance to see the the Pacific Division Rivals this season, buy tickets now. The first 10,000 fans in attendance wail receive a free Tiger Williams poster as part of our LA Kings Enforcer Series presented by Waste Management.


The Kings have posted a 4-0-1 mark vs. the Stars in 2008-09, including an exciting 3-2 shootout win on Nov. 11 where Dustin Brown delivered this hit on Stephane Robidas, while adding a goal, a game-high six hits and a fighting major (20 total PIM).

Los Angeles has a chance to earn a point in each meeting in the series for the first time since 1995-96, when the team went 0-0-4 and should the Kings earn a point, it will mark just the seventh time in the 41-year history of the Kings/Stars rivalry (1974-75: 4-0-0; 1979-80; 2-0-2; 1980-81: 4-0-0; 1987-88: 3-0-0; 1990-91: 3-0-0; 1995-96: 0-0-4) that the Kings were able to do so.

And who can forget the Kings comeback vs. Dallas on Nov. 10, 2007? The Kings trailed 4-0 with just over seven minutes left in the game, only to rally and score five goals in a team-record 5:07 in a 6-5 OT win. Take a look back at some of the memorable comebacks vs. Dallas by watching the video below:

There is no doubt, the Kings have played some exciting games against Dallas as seven of the last 11 victories against Dallas (dating back to Jan. 2, 2006), have been in come-from-behind fashion:

DATE
FINAL SCORE
DEFICIT
INFO
March 5, 2009
Kings 5, Stars 4 OT
3-0 and 4-2
March 22, 2008
Kings 4, Stars 2
2-1
Jan. 12, 2008
Kings 4, Stars 3 SO
2-0
Nov. 10, 2007
Kings 6, Stars 5 OT
4-0
Oct. 25, 2007
Kings 2, Stars 1
1-0
Feb. 12, 2006
Kings 6, Stars 5
5-2
Jan. 2, 2006
Kings 3, Stars 2 OT
2-0

In addition, defenseman Sean O'Donnell will be honored for playing in his 1,000th game at San Jose on Saturday, March 14. Daryl Evans and the Kings will also be hosting a Women's Workshop for those of you that want to learn the game.

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