Can't find your way to San Jose? OK, then … Santa Clara.
Three cinema venues — Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14, Cinemark 18 & XD at Howard Hughes Center and AMC Puente Hills 20 — will broadcast the game, according to Fathom Events. Tickets are available for purchase now.
"Last year's game at Dodger Stadium was a unique and fun experience," said Luc Robitaille, the Kings' president of business operations. "We are looking forward to our fans joining us in Santa Clara next month as well, but for those who cannot make that trip this is a great opportunity to enjoy the game with a large group of folks who share a similar passion."
Said Fathom Events Chief Executive John Rubey: "As the recognized world leader in event cinema, Fathom Events is proud to present another landmark event — the first NHL game shown in U.S. movie theaters. Through our partnership with the NHL and L.A. Kings, Los Angeles-based hockey fans can catch all the on-ice action surrounded by NHL faithful at these exclusive big screen events — all of which will feature such special experiences like DJ'ed music, giveaways and more."
The 7 p.m. game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
Goals and dreams
Kings forward Tyler Toffoli reported no ill effects from his return after missing six games because of mononucleosis. Toffoli scored once and added an assist in the Kings' 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Toffoli said he felt a little tired but that was to be expected, considering he had been out of game action since being diagnosed on Jan. 9.
This is the 15th anniversary of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund, and the fund donated 25 full sets of new hockey equipment to the Hawthorne group. The youth hockey teams in the program are coached by Hawthorne Police Department officers and community members.