Kings have interesting, some might say colorful history: The original Kings, an NHL expansion team in 1967, had a zany cast, including owner Jack Kent Cooke, who bestowed nicknames and “Forum Blue and Gold” uniforms but skimped on some basics, like pucks.
Photo: Kings goaltender Terry Sawchuk moves into position to make a save during a game against the Minnesota North Stars at the Forum in 1967. Credit: Bruce Bennett / Getty Images
Kings defeat Coyotes in overtime, advance to Stanley Cup finals: Dustin Penner scores the winning goal in overtime as the Kings defeat the Phoenix Coyotes, 4-3, in Game 5 and advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1993.
Photo: Kings forward Dustin Penner, third from right, is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the winning goal in overtime to lift the Kings to a 4-3 series-clinching victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times