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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
   LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will go BACK IN BLACK in 168 hours – exactly one week from now when the team unveils their new Alternate Jersey – when the Kings host the Colorado Avalanche at STAPLES Center next Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Kings’ Reebok Alternate Jersey will first be seen that night at 7:34 p.m. when the Kings come through the tunnel prior to the game. The Kings will wear their regular Crown/black home jerseys for pre-game warm-ups, and as the players come off the ice, 20 Kings season ticket members will be in the hallway outside the Kings dressing room to hand a Kings player their new Alternate Jersey. The players, with new jersey in hand, will continue into their dressing room and change into the new sweater before the game.

All Kings fans are encouraged to arrive early for that game and to dress in black.

To see and hear Kings forwards Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar talk about the yet-to-be-seen jersey, and for more on BACK IN BLACK, visit

For that night’s game, the Kings are offering a special BACK IN BLACK ticket package, which features one ticket and one $5 Team LA Merchandise Voucher starting at $20, with upgrades available. Call 1-888-KINGS-LA and visit

That night is also the first opportunity for fans to purchase the new line of Kings merchandise commemorating the jersey/logo. Buy the Kings’ new Alternate Jersey exclusively at Team LA stores from November 22 beginning at 7:34 p.m. through November 28 and at Team LA Stores are located at STAPLES Center, the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, the Home Depot Center in Carson and University City Walk.

The Kings’ METAL Ice Crew/Kings Crew will also be wearing special BACK IN BLACK uniforms once the game starts.

The Kings are scheduled to wear the new jersey 12 times this season, all at STAPLES Center. The following is the club’s 2008-09 Alternate Jersey schedule.

Nov. 22 versus Colorado
Dec. 1 versus Toronto
Dec. 17 versus New York Rangers
Dec.26 versus Phoenix
Jan. 3 versus Philadelphia
Jan. 8 versus Anaheim
Jan. 29 versus Chicago
Feb. 21 versus Phoenix
March 5 versus Dallas
March 31 versus Dallas
April 4 versus Phoenix
April 11 versus San Jose

All Kings season ticket members will receive one free jersey that will be given out the following day at the private season ticket member-only Meet the Players party at Dodger Stadium. Season tickets start at only $11 per game – to become a season ticket holder fans should call 1.888.KINGS.LA.

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