Here are some photos taken during the pre-game skate at Staples Center on 04 April 2002 when the Detroit Red Wings came into Los Angeles to play the Kings. This was an important game for the Kings as they were trying to catch the San Jose Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division. Pre-game skate photos taken by Amy and Donna.
Adam Deadmarsh near center ice at warmups.
Defenseman Mathieu Schneider (#10) looking to pass the puck.
Bryan Smolinski (#21) skating back to the blue line after taking a shot on goal.
Bryan Smolinski waiting for a pass.
Bryan Smolinski shooting at the empty net.
Bryan Smolinski watches as Jason Allison prepares to shoot.
Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky (#17) and center Bryan Smolinski.
Ziggy Palffy reaching for the puck during warmups.
Ziggy Palffy watching the action during warmups.
Ziggy Palffy near the end of pre-game skate.
Ziggy Palffy coming off the ice after warmups and perhaps contemplating his next move as Lubomir Visnovsky looks on.
Kings fans, on your feet and make some noise!!!!
One minute to go!!!!
Kings win!!!! The team congratulates Felix Potvin on his shutout.
The final score: Kings 3 and Detroit 0.
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Photos courtesy of Amy and Donna ©2002