the circular ceiling scoreboard at the staples center during a los angeles kings game with their crown logo displayed
Video board at Staples Center from the Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Islanders game, December 7, 2013. Photo by Doug Kerr(, via Flickr.

The Los Angeles Kings four-game toy drive will conclude at Thursday evening’s game against the Colorado Avalanche at Staples Center.

Unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any entrance from two hours before the game until its start.

The toys will be given to After School All Stars, Children’s Burn Foundation, Homeboy Industries, LA Family Housing and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, according to Shaunna Campbell, the foundation’s supervisor.

Donors will receive one raffle ticket per toy for a drawing for Kings- signed memorabilia.

Kings forward Marian Gaborik will be honored in a pregame ceremony for playing in 1,000 NHL games. Gaborik on Friday became the 314th player to reach that milestone when he had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers are among four teams Gaborik has played with during his 18- season NHL career. The Slovakia native was acquired by the Kings from the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 5, 2014, and helped the team to the Stanley Cup later that season.

Kings forward Dustin Brown will play in his 1,000th NHL game Thursday evening, the second player to play in all 1,000 games for the Kings and the 48th player in NHL history to play their first 1,000 games for one franchise.

Dave Taylor played in a team-record 1,111 games for the Kings from 1977-94.

—City News Service

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