The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and are the current Stanley Cup Champions. The team was founded on February 9, 1966, when Jack Kent Cooke was awarded an NHL expansion franchise for Los Angeles, becoming one of the six teams that began play as part of the 1967 NHL expansion. The Kings called The Forum in Inglewood, California (a suburb of Los Angeles), their home for thirty-two years until they moved to the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles to start the - season. The Kings won their division for the only time in their history in 199091. They have qualified for post-season play in twenty-four seasons, advancing past the first round twelve times, and past the second round twice. The franchise has won the Western Conference twice.
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