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First-Ever NHL Hashtag Battle (Benefiting Hockey Fights Cancer)

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
On Saturday the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche fans will face-off on Twitter during the first-ever NHL Hashtag Battle, as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness month.

When the two clubs meet Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver, fans will be encouraged to log onto their club’s corresponding Twitter Page and tweet information with the hashtag “#GoKings” or “#GoAvs.” For every tweet with those hashtags during the game, $1 will be donated to that team’s cancer-related charity of choice. The contest will begin at the opening puck drop (6 p.m. PT) and conclude at the game’s final buzzer. The Kings will donate to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the Avalanche and Kroenke Sports Charities will donate to local cancer organizations involved with their Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

Fans are encouraged to re-tweet news of this Twitter competition to their followers.

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For more detailed instructions on how to participate click here.

ABOUT HASHTAGS: A hashtag is used to categorize posts on Twitter according to topics. To add a hashtag to a tweet, you just preface your post (tweet) with the hash symbol (#). That will allow people who follow that topic to find your tweet and perhaps follow you as well. An example of a hashtag would be tweet that reads “#GoKings Win The Hashtag Battle” or “#GoKings Great goal by Kopitar last night.”

The Kings (3-1-0) return to action at STAPLES Center tonight (Wednesday) against Carolina at 7:30 p.m. to complete a three-game homestand. For tickets call 888-KINGS-LA and visit The game will be broadcast on FS West, KTLK 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network.

TIP A KING 2010 takes place on November 7 at Nokia Plaza at LA Live and ESPN Zone -- for all information visit

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