The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League dazzled the crowd at the Staples Center on March 23 with a dramatic, come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. The Kings won their 15th game at home this season and second straight contest after defeating the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on March 21. Below are four of the best plays the Kings made throughout this entertaining game.
1) Great screen and tip in by Kyle Clifford--At 5:09 on the power play, Kyle Clifford put the Kings on the board to tie the game at one goal apiece. Clifford, who was screening Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller, tipped a shot from the blueline originally shot by Kings defenseman Alec Martinez. The goal was a memorable one for Clifford because it was his first career power play goal. All of Clifford's 51 prior goals with the Kings came even strength.
2) Carter delivers with great precision--With just over six minutes left in the second period, Jeff Carter was on the receiving end of a great pass by Dustin Brown. Carter rifled a shot past Miller to put the Kings up 2-1 at the time.
3) Great stickhandling by Toffoli leads to Kings game tying goal--With just under four minutes left in the third period, Tyler Toffoli exemplified remarkable stickhandling skills. Even though Toffoli did not score, he left the puck in the crease for Carl Grundstrom to score his third of the season into an empty net.
4) Anze Kopitar scores lone goal in the shootout--With a world class deke, the Kings captain won the game for the Kings in the shootout with the only shot that beat either goaltender. The Kings delivered and satisfied an attended crowd of 18, 230!
The Kings next home game at the Staples Center is March 30 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Get your tickets today!