LAKings.com has selected our favorite plays of the week from March 3-10.
The Kings came home for their last extended homestand of the regular season, sweeping all three games as they defeated the Dallas Stars (5-4 OT), Minnesota Wild (4-3) and Vancouver Canucks in front of the home crowd at STAPLES Center.
KOPI AT THE BUZZER With four seconds left against Dallas, Anze Kopitar intercepts a pass from Teddy Purcell deflected by Dustin Brown's broken stick and feeds it behind his back to the net where it hits Marty Turco and a defenseman before going in the net to tie the game and send it into overtime, causing the announcer to say "You have got to be kidding me!"
HANDZUS WINS WITH A HAT TRICK Jack Johnson sends the puck towards the net in overtime where it is picked up after a deflection by Michal Handzus. The veteran forward wraps around the back of the net catching Marty Turco off-guard and scoring his second overtime game winner of the season and second career hat-trick.
CALDER AND JOHNSON GO END TO END Jack Johnson takes the puck behind the Kings net, then skates up to the blueline where he feeds a leading pass to Kyle Calder. Calder walks the puck in for a close shot, beating Niklas Backstrom on his stick side.
KOPITAR IN THE SLOT Handzus passes to Kopitar in the slot who shoots top shelf over the shoulder of Backstrom as the Kings retake the lead against Minnesota.
STOLL A GOAL Jarret Stoll moves into an open lane to the left of Roberto Luongo, just in time for a perfect feed from Teddy Purcell to put the Kings up 2-0 against Vancouver in the first.