From their humble beginning as one of the NHLís Second Six expansion teams in 1967, through winning two Stanley Cups in three years and becoming a league powerhouse in 2012-14, the LA Kings have experienced a rich hockey history over the past 50-plus years. Below are some key franchise moments that occurred on this date.
Happy birthday to former @LAKings goaltender Roman Cechmanek, who was born on March 2, 1971.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/jTZkXc968O
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) March 2, 2021
On March 2, 1974, Rogie Vachon set the @LAKings' record for most consecutive starts by a goaltender when he appeared in his 34th straight game in a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/8AMA3ovXpT
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) March 2, 2021
On March 2, 1989, Steve Duchesne became the second defenseman in @LAKings' history to record a hat trick. Duchesne scored three goals in the first period against the St. Louis Blues, and set a team record for most regular season goals by an #LAKings' defenseman (23).#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/46QIISHYrX
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) March 2, 2021
On March 2, 1996, Vitali Yachmenev scored his first career NHL hat trick. Yanic Perreault registered three assists, and Byron Dafoe made 28 saves in the @LAKings' 5-4 win against the Montreal Canadiens at the Great Western Forum.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/ZucPpDjpce
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) March 2, 2021
On March 2, 2004, the @LAKings acquired defenseman Nathan Dempsey from the Chicago Blackhawks for a fourth round draft pick. In two seasons with the #LAKings, Dempsey (@ndempsey21) scored six goals and 20 points in 70 games.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/yo07iPf12e
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) March 2, 2021


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