So it doesn't look like Kansas City will ever land its own pro hockey team. But for one night, we can pretend. This evening, the Sprint Center (1407 Grand) hosts an exhibition game between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Islanders, who have chosen our humble middle ground for a face-off. Expect all the mad dangle skills and brutal body checking that the sport is known for as players elbow and hook around the temporarily icy arena. With tickets starting at just $10, this could be an unusually cheap night at the city's newest event center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the puck starts flying at 7:30. Call 816-949-7050.
Tue., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., 2009