Frozen Fury

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Frozen Fury is an annual pre-season ice hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL), held in Paradise, Nevada; the first game was played in 1997. On three occasions, the Kings have faced different teams instead of the Avalanche, once each against the Arizona Coyotes, the San Jose Sharks, the New York Rangers and the Dallas Stars.[1][2][3] The 15th Frozen Fury was originally supposed to take place on September 29, 2012, though it ended up being cancelled due to the NHL lockout.[4] It resumed September 27–28, 2013, with the New York Rangers making their debut in the series.

The first game to be played in Las Vegas was also the first outdoor game in the league's history: 14,000 fans came to a rink set up outside Caesars Palace to see the Kings defeat the New York Rangers 5–2 on 28 September 1991. The air temperature was 85 °F (29 °C) during the game. The game served as a predecessor to both the Frozen Fury series (which was played indoors) and the NHL Winter Classic, the annual regular season game held on New Year's Day that began in 2008.

From 1997 to 2015, these games were played at MGM Grand Garden Arena; since the 2016 preseason, they are played at T-Mobile Arena.[5] The game will continue after Las Vegas's new NHL franchise begins play in 2017.[6]

The games[edit]

Frozen Fury I (1997)[edit]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st COL Josef Marha Brent Severyn, Eric Messier 13:13 1–0 COL
2nd LAK Roman Vopat (PP) Brad Smyth 2:06 1–1
COL Eric Messier Jari Kurri, Joe Sakic 14:51 2–1 COL
3rd LAK Olli Jokinen (PP) Luc Robitaille, Ray Ferraro 4:12 2–2
LAK Craig Johnson Rob Blake 12:27 3–2 LAK
COL Joe Sakic Peter Forsberg, Claude Lemieux 19:20 3–3
OT LAK Donald MacLean Doug Zmolek, Jan Vopat 2:51 4–3 LAK

Frozen Fury II (1998)[edit]

Frozen Fury III (1999)[edit]

Frozen Fury IV (2000)[edit]

Frozen Fury V (2001)[edit]

Frozen Fury VI (2002)[edit]

Frozen Fury VII (2003)[edit]

Frozen Fury VIII (2005)[edit]

Frozen Fury IX (2006)[edit]

Frozen Fury X (2007)[edit]

Frozen Fury XI (2008)[edit]

Frozen Fury XII (2009)[edit]

Frozen Fury XIII (2010)[edit]

Frozen Fury XIV (2011)[edit]

Frozen Fury XV (2013)[edit]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st LAK Anze Kopitar Drew Doughty, Justin Williams 0:15 1–0 LAK
LAK Jeff Carter (PP) Mike Richards, Matt Frattin 11:39 2–0 LAK
NYR J. T. Miller Anton Stralman, Oscar Lindberg 14:06 2–1 LAK
LAK Mike Richards (PP) Unassisted 17:27 3–1 LAK
2nd LAK Trevor Lewis Jarret Stoll, Robyn Regehr 16:15 4–1 LAK
3rd No scoring this period

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st LAK Mike Richards (PP) Unassisted 16:38 1–0 LAK
2nd LAK Mike Richards 2 (PP) Matt Frattin, Jarret Stoll 0:14 2–0 LAK
COL Ryan O'Reilly Steve Downie, Matt Duchene 8:11 2–1 LAK
COL Gabe Landeskog Alex Tanguay, Andre Benoit 12:58 2–2
COL Gabe Landeskog 2 (PP) Andre Benoit, Paul Stastny 16:06 3–2 COL
3rd No scoring this period

Frozen Fury XVI (2014)[edit]

Frozen Fury XVII (2015)[edit]


Team Games Wins Losses Win %
Los Angeles Kings 19 12 7 .611
Colorado Avalanche 16 7 9 .467
Arizona Coyotes 1 0 1 .000
San Jose Sharks 1 0 1 .000
New York Rangers 1 0 1 .000