It has been more than 20 years since the LA Kings played their last regular season game at the Great Western Forum... and it wasn't a particularly memorable game.
The Kings lost 3-2 to the Blues, and with the club failing to qualify for the postseason that year, it was a rather anticlimactic way to bookend more than three decades in the fabulous Forum.
Moreover, with the Kings playing exhibition games there that fall to open the 1999-00 campaign before moving into STAPLES Center, you could be forgiven for not remembering that game.
For many Kings players, the Forum was where they got their first taste of NHL action, but for many more it was the place where hockey and Hollywood collided. Regardless of the era in which they played, the Forum was an incredibly special place.
As the site of the fabled Miracle on Manchester and where Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe's all-time goal-scoring record, it saw its share of historic moments. But what has stuck with the players after all these years, however, isn't those incredible feats, it's how they felt when they skated in that building.