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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Inaugural Goal-Scorer Brian Kilrea

Image credit: Chris Thomas

The date was October 14, 1967, the venue was the old Long Beach Arena. The newly-christened Los Angeles Kings made their NHL debut against one of their expansion cousins, the Philadelphia Flyers. Fans in attendance watching the newborn Kings witnessed the first-ever goal scored by the team – off the ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Doug Smith

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Original photo credit: Bruce Bennett

He was chosen second overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1981 and while he was part of the greatest comeback in franchise history in ‘The Miracle on Manchester‘, Doug Smith‘s NHL career didn’t blossom like many thought it would. But this isn’t about what could have been. This isn’t ...

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A Talk with Kings' Inaugural Goal-Scorer, Hall-of-Famer Brian Kilrea

A collage of Brian Kilrea (Image credit: Chris Thomas)

DISCLAIMER: This interview was conducted two days before the tragedy in Ottawa that took the life of Nathan Cirillo. MakeWayfortheKings would like to send along our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by last week’s tragic events. A little over a week ago, I had the honour of speaking with Hockey ...

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