LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will host Game 3 of their first-round series against St. Louis tomorrow, Saturday, at STAPLES Center with game-time set for 7 p.m.
The Kings encourage all fans to arrive to the arena early to enjoy all the pre-game festivities as the club kicks-off the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at home – including a special in-arena show set to begin at 6:45 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, a DJ, the Coke Zero Lounge and more. The Fan Fest begins at 4:30 p.m. and many of the Kings partners – including Lemonheads, the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino Promotional Vehicle and Street Team and Rocco’s Old School Products – will be featured as part of the pre-game enjoyment.
VIP Doors in the arena open at 5 p.m. and all doors open at 5:30 p.m. Rally Towels presented by Toyota, Travel Alberta, McDonald’s, Mercury Insurance Company and Verizon will be given to all fans as they enter. The puck is slated to be dropped at 7:10 p.m.
The Kings for the fourth straight season are holding a “Beard-A-Thon” during the postseason where fans are encouraged to grow their own Playoff Beards and help raise money for the Kings Care Foundation. For more information, or to enroll in the Kings Beard-A-Thon, visit LAKings.com/beardathon. Fans can sign up for the Beard-A-Thon at the Kings Care Booth (section 103 of the main concourse) throughout the game. The first 20 people to sign up at the booth will receive a free Dustin Penner autographed player card.
Additionally, face painters will be stationed at Fan Fest and the Kings Care Booth painting beards on fans of all ages. A green screen photo opportunity will superimpose images of fans and their playoff beards, real and painted, on to the Kings player bench. Each service is available for $10.
At Team LA at STAPLES Center, “Playoff Beards” will be sold to fans of all ages as the public joins in on the fun.
The Kings Care Foundation has also partnered with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to raise awareness during these playoffs of the need for platelets. Donate your platelets at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles between May 1 and May 8 and be entered to win two Kings playoff tickets and a game-used autographed stick. Visit LAKings.com/platelets to learn more.
Additionally, several members of the LA Kings Alumni Association Presented by Toyota will be attending the game.
Game 3 will be televised on FOX Sports West with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a special playoff edition of the 30-minute pre-game show Kings Live. The game will be broadcast on the radio on KTLK 1150 followed by the popular call-in show Kings Talk. TV coverage will also feature a post-game show.
Game 4 of the Kings-Blues series is set to take place on Monday at STAPLES Center at 7 p.m. As part of Monday’s game, the Kings Care Foundation will “Go Gray in May” during Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Kings fans can purchase a special edition puck autographed by a member of the 2012-13 Kings for $25 at the Kings Care Booth with proceeds to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and the Kings Care Foundation.
For all Kings playoff information, visit LAKings.com and call 1.888.KINGS.LA.