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KINGS NOTEBOOK (JAN. 28)

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
The Kings held their third practice since the All-Star break today as they prepared to host Chicago tomorrow before embarking on a five-game road trip through Montreal, Ottawa, Washington, New Jersey and New York.

The Kings have never gone 5-0-0 on a trip or gotten points in all five games, posting their best marks 1976-77, 1990-91, and 2001-02 of 4-1-0. In 2006-07, the Kings posted a 2-1-2 mark on a five-game trip.

KINGS BROADCASTERS TAKE HOME AWARDS
Three Los Angeles Kings broadcasters were honored on Monday at the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Annual Awards Luncheon.  Nick Nickson was inducted into the Hall of Fame, where he joins Bob Miller.  Miller got the award for top TV play-by-play announcer, while Jim Fox was recognized for his work on “Kings Live.” Photo Gallery

THE TWO YOUNGEST TEAMS IN HOCKEY TO MEET ON THURSDAY

The Kings will host the Blakhawks on Thursday in a match up of the two youngest teams in the NHL. The Kings current roster boasts an average age of 25.318, while the Blackhawks boast an average age of 26.043. See chart below:

AVERAGE AGE
(LISTED AS YEARS/DAYS)

Los Angeles Kings: 25.318
Chicago Blackhawks: 26.043

Columbus Blue Jackets: 26.068
Phoenix Coyotes: 26.187
New York Rangers: 27.074
St. Louis Blues: 27.091
Philadelphia Flyers: 27.196
Minnesota Wild: 27.226
Edmonton Oilers: 27.288
Pittsburgh Penguins: 27.306

In addition to the Kings and Blackhawks being the two youngest teams in the NHL (Los Angeles Kings - 25.318, Chicago Blackhawks -26.043), the current rosters of the two teams have combined for 24 All-Star/YoungStars appearances. See chart below.

ALL-STAR GAMES

Chicago
Campbell (2007, 2008 and 2009)
Havlatt (2007)
Huet (2007)
Kane (2009)
Keith (2008)
Khabibulin (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003)
Toews (2009)

YoungStars
Bolland (2009 Injury replacement)
Kane (2008)
Seabrook (2007)
Versteeg (2009)

Kings
Brown (2009)
Kopitar (2008)

YoungStars
Calder (2002)
Doughty (2009)
Ersberg (2009, DNP injured)
Frolov (2003)
Johnson (2008)
Kopitar (2007)

...SPEAKING OF STARS
Tichina Arnold, who plays Rochelle in the critically acclaimed comedy "Everybody Hates Chris," a series inspired by the childhood experiences of comedian Chris Rock, will sing the National Anthem prior to the Kings vs. Blackhawks game on Thursday. Arnold plays Chris' (Tyler James Williams) strict, sassy mother, who runs the household on a tight budget, but is the glue that holds the family together. Arnold has also appeared on television in "Ryan's Hope," "All My Children," "The Cosby Show," "Law & Order," "The Norm Show" and "One on One." she has starred in "Big Momma's House," with Martin Lawrence, the critically acclaimed "Civil Brand," with Mos Def and LisaRaye McCoy, as well as "Dancing in September," "Scenes from a Mall," "The Little Shop of Horrors," and "Wild Hogs," co-starring Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy and John Travolta.

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