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.
In memory of former @LAKings forward Vladimir Tsyplakov, who was born on April 18, 1969.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/rU0FN2HIa9
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) April 18, 2021
On April 18, 1999, the @LAKings played their last regular season game in Inglewood. Jason Blake scored in his NHL debut, and Vladimir Tsyplakov scored the last #LAKings' goal at the Great Western Forum against the St. Louis Blues.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/Y9QSC7fLmI
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) April 18, 2021
On April 18, 2001, the @LAKings came back from a 3-0 deficit against the Detroit Red Wings and scored three goals in the third period to force overtime. Eric Belanger then caused a "Frenzy on Figueroa" with his overtime goal in Game 4 at @STAPLESCenter.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/z1dmtuQJC9
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) April 18, 2021
On April 18, 2013, the @LAKings celebrated Dodgers Pride Night at @STAPLESCenter with a 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Legendary @Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dropped the ceremonial puck, and explained to @Patrick_ONeal: "You do not talk to the opposition."#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/zWw747V43i
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) April 18, 2021
On April 18, 2017, the @LAKings signed undrafted free agent Alex Iafallo to an entry-level contract. In four seasons with the #LAKings, Iafallo has 52 goals and 127 points in 268 games.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/J8j6TwejWf
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) April 18, 2021


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