LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will host Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks tomorrow, Saturday, at STAPLES Center. The series is currently tied, 1-1.
The Kings encourage all fans to arrive to the arena early to once again enjoy all the pre-game festivities. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats early for the pre-game show set to begin at 5 p.m.
Before the game, the Kings will host a Fan Fest outside of STAPLES Center (on Star Plaza and on the street) featuring a hockey rink, interactive games and a DJ. The Fan Fest begins at 2:30 p.m. and many of the Kings partners – including Coke, Lemonheads, LA Times, CA Lottery, FOX Sports West, Welk Resorts, a Beer Garden and Alberta, Canada – will be featured as part of the pre-game enjoyment. Toyota will also be on site and former Kings forward Dustin Penner will be signing autographs at their booth from 3 - 3:30 pm.
VIP Doors in the arena open at 3 p.m. and all doors open at 3:30 p.m. Rally Towels presented by McDonald’s, Toyota, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, Mercury Insurance and Travel Alberta will be given to all fans as they enter. The puck is slated to be dropped at 5:20 p.m.
For the fifth straight season, the Kings are participating in the “Beard-A-Thon,” a philanthropic initiative where fans are encouraged to grow a Playoff Beard and help raise money for the Kings Care Foundation. For more information, or to enroll in the Kings Beard-A-Thon, visit www.lakings.com/beardathon. Anyone who raises $50 by 8 p.m. (PT) will automatically be entered to win two tickets to Game 3 (they will be notified by Noon on May 24).
The TEAM LA Store at STAPLES Center is featuring the widest selection of Kings merchandise to help fans gear up. Shop early for your favorite Kings jerseys and hats, and special Playoff rally gear like "Go Kings Go" car flags and "Kings of California" T-shirts. TEAM LA opens daily at 9 a.m. to the public, and serves ticketed guests during game hours.
The commemorative playoff edition of Royal Reign magazine is also available for purchase during the Western Conference Final.
Limited tickets are currently available for the game and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com/lakings. Additional tickets are expected to be released today and tomorrow – fans are encouraged to check www.ticketmaster.com/lakings often to view availability. In addition, fans can guarantee seats to a game in the Western Conference Final with a deposit on a 2014-15 season ticket package by calling 1.888.KINGS.LA (546.4752).
Game 3 will be broadcast locally on NBC (Channel 4) and KEIB AM 1150 The Patriot and AM 570 as part of a special radio simulcast. Following the game, fans are encouraged to
watch “Kings Live” on Prime Ticket and listen to “Kings Talk” on AM 1150 as the show emanates from the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE (The Mixing Room).
The LA Kings are proud to announce 5 Playoff Presenting Partners: McDonald’s (Regular Season Presenting Partner), TOYOTA, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, Mercury Insurance Company and Travel Alberta. Along with McDonald’s, all were season-long partners and will add to their playoff presence with this commitment. Elements of the presenting partnerships include tags in all Kings marketing efforts, increased in-arena exposure, logos on all in-arena giveaways, and a significant on-line presence.
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