Sam the Eagle, beloved official mascot of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, joined fellow mascots from across Southern California on Thursday night to celebrate the birthday of Bailey of the Los Angeles Kings. Hosted at the Staples Center during the Los Angeles Kings’ regular season game against the Nashville Predators, the celebration included a birthday cake, the eclectic group of mascots taking center ice for a series of in-arena competitions, include a Fitness Challenge and ‘Ingredient Toss.’ Among the notable mascots joining Sam on the ice were Rampage of the Los Angeles Rams, Chuck the Condor of the Los Angeles Clippers and Cozmo of the Los Angeles Galaxy.
As for the game itself? The hometown Kings edged out Nashville in overtime, making them undefeated when Sam the Eagle is in attendance. Thirty-three years after the Closing Ceremonies, it looks like this bird still has its magic.