"It's cool to see how big SoCal hockey is now," Martinez said. "I've played my whole life, love it."
Meanwhile, Kings fan Vince Correa, 39, of Bloomington, came decorated with a puck hat adorned with tassels, a beat-up Duck attached to his Kings' shirt.
Correa expressed confidence his Kings would shake off Thursday's 2-1 loss in Anaheim and win with the home-city advantage.
"We barely lost to them … this is the hub of L.A., Chavez Ravine, you can't get any deeper into L.A. than this," Correa said. "Wonderful day for L.A., everyone together having this hockey party."
Drink of choice
With the game-time temperature around 64 degrees with 43% humidity, the players requested extra water and sports drinks by the bench.
For Ducks forward Dustin Penner, memories of playing outside for the first time in 12 years brought him back to the old liquid refreshment of choice in the bitter cold of Canada.
"Hopefully, there'll be some hot chocolate, then we'll really feel like we're outdoors," he said.
Stadium Series ticket prices on StubHub dropped as the day went on, from $185 in the morning to $115 an hour before the first puck drop.
The website added a disclaimer during the day that, "This is a baseball stadium, not a hockey rink," warning there were partially limited views based on the proximity to the rink.