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Last Week Today - October 12

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings

The regular season has begun! Albeit, not so positively for the team, which has started off the season 0-2-0 with a pair of losses on home ice, getting outscored a combined 9-2 in their first two games of the season.

Wednesday, 10/7 vs San Jose
(L, 5-1)

Nick Shore
scored the Kings’ first goal of the season less than two minutes into the game.

Kyle Clifford dropped the mits.

Cliff bombs

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The Sharks, though, responded with five unanswered goals while former King Martin Jones made 19 saves in his first start with his new team.

Friday, 10/9 vs Arizona
(L, 4-1)

The Kings found themselves facing a four-goal deficit before the game even reached its midway point. Tyler Toffoli scored the Kings’ only goal of the night, a shorthanded tally during the McFlurry minute.

Hey Shorty!

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A tough start to the season.

We'll get 'em next time, buddy

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The first installment of ‘Drawing with Drew’ was introduced to fans on Wednesday night – a new segment where Drew Doughty draws an object/figure of his choice, while teammate and former roommate Trevor Lewis has to guess what his work of art actually is!



On Friday ‘Name That Emoji’ was rolled out, where we utilize the most modern way of communication – emojis, to spell out various TV shows, movies, and songs! How savvy are our players with these new caricatures?



To celebrate the start to a new season, and while trying to beat the heat, we rolled out one-of-a-kind, limited edition, Kings player-themed popsicles! They came in six different flavors: ‘Pearson Pineapple’, ‘Carter Coconut’, ‘Toffoli Berry’, ‘Kopi Berry’, ‘Martinez Mango’, and ‘Lucic Lime’.


The Kings hired Jack Jablonski, who suffered one of hockey’s more well-known drastic injuries in 2011, when he took a hit from behind and was paralyzed from the chest down. Jablonski accepted a scholarship to study communications and journalism at USC last year, and will now be working with media, broadcasters, and team staff inside STAPLES Center’s press box during home games.


A special opening montage was created for the Kings’ season opener on Wednesday – set to Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’.


During the Kings’ final preseason game on October 3rd against the Colorado Avalanche at Frozen Fury XVII, Dwight King broke his foot when he blocked a shot. King is expected to be out of the lineup for approximately 8-10 weeks.


Last week’s #TBT feature spun all the way back to 1977, when the Kings’ very own Nick Nickson, sporting some seriously great hair, wasn’t too enthusiastic on a certain up-and-coming youngster, Wayne Gretzky.

@geico takes us back to 1977 with our very own Nick Nickson (seriously). #tbt #LAKings

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