Charmed star Alyssa Milano revealed her Kings shrine to Jimmy Kimmel, as she dished on her devotion before the 2014 NHL Finals. Among the rookie cards and bobblehead dolls, there was also money that is "offerings to the hockey gods," she told the late-night talk host.
Born in Lubbock, Texas, Chace Crawford is a fan of the Texas Rangers baseball team, but it's the New York Rangers that will be his focus this week, as his favorite goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, competes in the NHL Finals.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. played an exuberant football player in Jerry Maguire, and he exudes just as much passion watching the L.A. Kings play as he waves his towel and bangs on the glass.
Cyndi Lauper even color coordinates her hair to match the Rangers' jerseys! Lauper spends much of her spare time at games with her husband and son, who also plays hockey. "I'm starting to understand what the towels are for. I was wondering why they were giving out bath mats at the game. It's to wave. I knew I wasn't going to be sweating," the singer told the New York Times.
When he's not playing soccer or sitting courtside at a Lakers game, David Beckham loves to take his sons Brooklyn, 15; Romeo, 11; and Cruz, 9, to Kings games. Beckham even got to hoist the Stanley Cup above his head when L.A. won in 2012, and he scored the praise of star player Jonathan Quick, who said meeting him "was pretty cool because you appreciate somebody like that."
Rooting for the Rangers is no laughing matter for comedian Jim Carrey, despite being spotted clowning around with fellow fan Spike Lee at Madison Square Garden earlier this year.
Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel are rivals on the ice as well as on late night. The Tonight Show host is such a rabid Rangers fan that he even had a bet with the Montreal Canadiens during the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals, in which he would have had to wear a Canadiens jersey during a monologue if New York had lost. Instead, the Canadiens had to change their Twitter avatar to Henrik Lundqvist, and Canadiens mascot Youppi walked around Montreal in a Rangers jersey with "Fallon" on the back.
Jimmy Kimmel, on the other hand, is a loyal L.A. Kings fan. "I've been a Kings fan since I moved to L.A. and was a local radio sports guy on KROQ in 1994," said the late-night host, who has launched a bet between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in which the loser has to sing his rival city's theme song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Former Las Vegas star Josh Duhamel was betting on the Kings winning the Stanley Cup again, even retweeting a photo of the trophy with the caption "Don't touch it."
Justin Tuck and Liam Neeson
As the New York Giants defensive end, NFL star Justin Tuck has been cheering for the Rangers since 2005. "It's funny because I've been to a lot of Rangers games, and until I banged on the [glass behind the] home bench, no one ever noticed me. Now I'm like the greatest Rangers fan ever," said Tuck, who has been repeatedly spotted next to fellow fan Liam Neeson.
Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie recently revealed how she became such a passionate Rangers fan. "I always wanted to play ice hockey back in Australia. I'm not sure why, but we didn't have any ice where I lived. It was very hot, a coastal town," she told Yahoo! Sports. "So I played field hockey, but then when I moved to America, I was finally able to join a team once I wasn't contracted to a show. But when I was contracted to a show, I wasn't able to play. But I was living in New York, so I was able to watch, and the Rangers were my default team."
Actress Michelle Trachtenberg has often been spotted in a luxury suite wearing an intense expression when she watches the New York Rangers.
Robert De Niro
New York native Robert De Niro is often spotted at Rangers games and even landed on the Jumbotron waving his playoff towel at a 2014 playoff game in Madison Square Garden.
Arrow star Stephen Amell has a secret weapon for the L.A. Kings during the 2014 NHL Finals. "This year, it's this hat. I've been wearing this hat all the time and I've been going for long runs in it. I've gone for long runs in two different countries and three different states so far and it's working well," he told Access Hollywood.
Sports savvy Bull Durham star Susan Sarandon used to go to Rangers games with fellow fan Tim Robbins, and during the 2014 playoffs, she was spotted sitting next to Jim Carrey and Spike Lee.
Leather-clad Tom Cruise looks ready for action when he attends L.A. Kings games, and from his focused expression, he could grab a stick and jump out onto the ice at any moment.
Known as one of the nicest people in Hollywood, Oscar winner and hockey fan Tom Hanks politely signaled for a goal to be reviewed during a Kings vs. Calgary Flames game in December 2013. After the review was granted, the goal was upheld.
Determined not to choose between New York and New Jersey, Whoopi Goldberg is a fan of both the Rangers and the Devils. "The players are like modern-day gladiators," she told NHL.com when revealing her obsession with the sport. "They are dressed in full gear, plus they have to [move] backward, forward, sideways on skates performing moves you might expect from Ginger Rogers in one [of] her movies co-starring with Fred Astaire."
Will Ferrell warned Kings fans to keep their eyes peeled during the 2014 NHL Finals. "I might sneak onto the ice as part of the Kings ice crew," he told Access Hollywood. "You never know. With a bandeau tube top." The Anchorman star went on to crush criticism that L.A. fans aren't loyal. "We're now becoming a hockey town, which is great, you know? Two Stanley Cup Finals … out of the last three years is amazing."
Zac Efron has been known to show his support of the L.A. Kings on social media. The Neighbors star posted on Twitter a sexy photo of himself posing with a hockey stick and the caption: "He swoons- he scores!" It prompted a very strange online exchange between Efron and the Kings' official Twitter handle during the 2014 NHL Finals, reported ESPN.
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