The Los Angeles Kings played a very exciting game against the Boston Bruins at Staples Center on Feb. 16. They battled one of the elite teams in the National Hockey League very hard, but in the end lost a tight matchup by a score of 4-2. Here are the four best Kings plays of the game.
1. Campbell's redemption save
Near the mid-way point of the first period, the Bruins had a big scoring chance when Kings goaltender Jack Campbell and defenseman Derek Forbort misplayed the puck behind the Kings net. However, Campbell got redemption as he made a huge pad save off of Bruins assistant captain Patrice Bergeron close to the crease.
2. Kopitar delivers amazing assist to Kovalchuk
At 10:37 of the second period, Anze Kopitar delivered a highlight reel pass in the Bruins zone to Ilya Kovalchuk, who scored his 12th goal of the season with a power play marker. Drew Doughty had the other assist for the Kings. At the time, Kovalchuk's goal tied the hockey game at one goal apiece.
3. Campbell big save in the third
With six minutes left in the second period, Campbell made a huge save on a breakaway by Bruins left winger Austin Wagner. Then with seven minutes into the third period, Campbell came up big again as he stopped Bruins left winger Jake DeBrusk on a mini-breakaway.
4. Dramatic last shot
The Kings scored a dramatic goal late in the third period when Alex Iafallo displayed great positioning and scored on the rebound. At the time, the Kings tied the hockey game at two goals apiece with 4:23 left in regulation.
The next Kings home game is Feb. 18 against the Washington Capitals at the Staples Center. Get your tickets today.