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Regal Rundown: When in LA, we party like Kings

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Jan 8, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (right) poses wtih Los Angeles Kings mascot Bailey during the NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Death, taxes, and the LA Kings making news because of the people attending their games. Some things are just constants, y’know?

There are probably worse ways for the Kings to wind up on TMZ (the sports edition at that, so hardly even scandalous!) than to have other rich and famous athletes chugging beer at their hockey games.

While the Kings were busy facing off against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night, some of their LA sports counterparts were starting their off-season with a bang, getting in beer-chugging contests on the jumbotron during the game and providing a little extra in-arena entertainment.

Treating themselves to seats on the glass were LA Rams running back Todd Gurley and safety John Johnson, along with Dodgers players Gavin Lux, Matt Beaty and Kody Hoese. Unexplained in all of this, Rapper YG rounded out their crew for the night.

Read more about their evening below!

Kings Things

  • Todd Gurley Parties Hard At L.A. Kings Game ... Chugs Beers W/ Dodgers Stars!!! [TMZ]
  • Dodgers: Watch Gavin Lux Chug Beer With Todd Gurley At LA Kings Game [Dodgers Nation]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk’s last chance is paying off, and the best may be yet to come [Habs Eyes On The Prize]
  • Penguins trade rumors: Toffoli, Kreider, Saad - who is the best fit, and most realistic add? [Pensburgh]
  • How Pia Toscano Became the Voice of the LA Kings [Spectrum News 1]
  • John Stevens fondly recalls L.A. before Stars beat Kings in his return [LA Times]
  • ESPN Predicts Bruins To Acquire LA Kings Winger By NHL Trade Deadline [NESN]
  • Four LA Kings Prospects Earn Medals at 2020 IIHF World Juniors []

Elsewhere in the World

  • Ray Shero Is No Longer Devils GM After He and the Team “Agreed To Part Ways” [All About The Jersey]
  • Sources: Women’s 3-on-3 set for All-Star Weekend [ESPN]
  • Bold second-half predictions for all 31 NHL teams [ESPN]
  • Midseason grades for all 31 NHL teams [ESPN]
  • The Wysh List: The 15 most shocking events of the NHL’s first half [ESPN]
  • It’s happening! Sidney Crosby practices with team, takes line rushes [Pensburgh]
  • NHL getting in their own way punishing Zack Kassian for Matthew Tkachuk beatdown [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Top 10 Plays of 2020 WJC VIDEO [NHL Network]
  • NHL Numbers: The Good, The Bad, And The Unlikely [The Hockey News]
  • NHL Black Hockey History Tour Returns []

On the Schedule

It’s an off day for the Kings and a light one on the NHL schedule, with four games starting at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific, followed by the Ducks visiting the Blues just an hour behind the others. I’d probably start the night off with Canes versus Caps or Bruins at Flyers, before catching the end of Ducks versus Blues.

Here’s the full league schedule for tonight:

What’re you watching tonight? Come back to chat during the game!