Kings cover up Taylor Swift banner at Staples Center

There's now a "Blank Space" in the Staples Center rafters.

The Los Angeles Kings covered up a banner commemorating Taylor Swift before Saturday's home opener against the Nashville Predators.

The banner, which lauded Swift for having the most sold-out performances at the arena, won't be removed entirely but will continue to be covered up at Kings games going forward, according to the Los Angeles Times' Arash Markazi.

The decision to cover it up was made solely by the hockey club, Staples Center president Lee Zeidman told Markazi.

For what it's worth, the Kings haven't won a playoff series since the banner went up in August 2015 following Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014.

Los Angeles defeated the Nashville Predators 7-4 on Saturday.

Kings cover up Taylor Swift banner at Staples Center
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