It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the Kings made their Las Vegas debut.
They say the first time is always the most special. In this case, it rings even more true because it was the first time an NHL game had been played outdoors.
Caesar’s Palace, made famous by huge boxing matches in the 80’s was the site for a game between the NY Rangers and the LA Kings back on September 27, 1991.
The blueshirts went up 2-0 and then…well, just watch the video…
We’ll have plenty more coverage of this weekend’s Frozen Fury in Las Vegas.
To get you started, here are a few links related to the above game and/or this weekend’s event:
MayorsManor Podcast with Tony Granato – former Kings forward talks past and present
MayorsManor Podcast with NHL referee Kerry Fraser – incredibly candid stories
Hugging the post with Kelly Hrudey – in-depth interview with former Kings netminder
Word Association with Kings legends – Robitaille, Blake, Granato, Hrudey, etc.
In the plans: Kings vs Ducks outdoor game
Frozen Fury 2010 Preview… with Kevin Westgarth