Kings Third/Throwback Sked

The Los Angeles Kings have a pair of alternate sweaters that will be used sparingly throughout the 2010-11 season. And LA Kings Insider blogger Rich Hammond provides us with the dates.

First, the black and silver third jersey will see action for 10 home games this year. It occurs to me I should've been doing this all along with these third jersey schedules, but here's a link to the Kings third jersey gallery.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Tue., Oct. 12 - vs Atlanta
  • Thu., Nov. 11 - vs Dallas
  • Sun., Dec. 26 - vs Anaheim
  • Sat., Jan. 1 - vs San Jose
  • Thu., Jan. 20 - vs Phoenix
  • Thu., Mar. 3 - vs Phoenix
  • Mon., Mar. 7 - vs Dallas
  • Thu., Mar. 24 - vs San Jose
  • Sat., Apr. 2 - vs Dallas
  • Wed., Apr. 6 - vs Phoenix

The Thrashers stick out like a sore thumb on that list. Seems like outside of that first game, the Kings are pretty much sticking to divisional rivals. All three home games against the Coyotes and Stars will see L.A. sporting the black and silver.

But wait, there's more.  The Kings will also be wearing a purple and gold retro sweater for a handful of games — one of which was their season opener against the Canucks. I recommend a look at the jersey gallery.

Here is how that 4-night schedule shakes out:

  • Sat., Oct. 9 - @ Vancouver
  • Sat., Jan. 15 - vs Edmonton
  • Thu., Feb. 24 - vs Minnesota
  • Sat., Mar. 19 - vs Anaheim

That takes care of the third home game against the Ducks. The Sharks will be the only Pacific Division team to see the Kings in black and purple at Staples Center.

Thanks to Howard B. for the link.