The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League collected a point for the fourth time in 10 games on Feb. 28 against the Dallas Stars at Staples Center, but were unable to beat a Stars team currently in a playoff spot in the Western Conference, as they lost 4-3 in overtime. The Kings battled the Stars hard for over 63 minutes and as a result, were able to collect their 54th point during the regular season. Here are some of the best plays by the Kings throughout the evening.
1) Great pass by Sean Walker-- Just before the eight-minute mark of the first period, Anze Kopitar opened the scoring, with a successful tip-in on an unbelievable pass by Kings defenseman Sean Walker. Tyler Toffoli picked up the other assist.
2) Impressive deflection by Brendan Leipsic--At the halfway mark of the first period, the Kings went on the power play when Stars superstar Tyler Seguin took a two-minute minor penalty for tripping. The Kings were then successful with the man advantage as Brendan Leipsic deflected a Drew Doughty shot from the point which put the Kings up 2-0.
3) Anze Kopitar scores on the rebound-- In the 11th minute of the second period, Dustin Brown delivered a long pass to Toffoli, who got the puck past two Stars players for a quality scoring chance. However, Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin allowed a rebound, and Kopitar did not miss the net as he scored his second goal of the contest.
4) Jonathan Quick keeps the game tied--With less than five minutes left in the third period, Jason Spezza of the Dallas Stars had a great behind-the-back no-look pass to Stars center Jason Dickinson. However, it was an even better play by Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who made an amazing stick save.
The Kings next home game is March 2 at the Staples Center when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. Get your tickets today!