- Associated Press - Thursday, April 12, 2012

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings say they’re sorry.

One day after opening their playoff against the Vancouver Cancuks with a 4-2 victory, the Kings found themselves backtracking from a playful jab on Twitter. The team’s official account posted a message saying: “To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you’re welcome.”

That didn’t sit well with senior members of the organization, especially after all the attention it generated.

Kings spokesman Mike Altieri said the club encourages those running its online operation to be creative and humorous when possible, but “to anyone who found it offensive we sincerely apologize.”


The Canucks had the best record in the league this season. Game 2 with the Kings is Friday night in Vancouver.