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Last Week Today - March 9

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings

THE WEEK:

AT EDMONTON (W, 5-2)

Five different players scored for the Kings as they dismantled the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-2 win Tuesday night at Rexall Place. The win snapped the Kings’ three-game losing streak; Anze Kopitar (1G, 2A) and Trevor Lewis (1G, 2A) registered three points apiece.

VS MONTREAL (W, 4-3)

Marian Gaborik scored a pair of power play goals, including the game-tying marker with 45 seconds left to play in regulation. Gaborik added another tally in the shootout, where Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter also scored to secure the shootout win.

VS PITTSBURGH (OTL, 1-0)

The Kings were shutout by Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second time this season. Jake Muzzin had a goal disallowed early in the third period; Fleury stopped all 67 shots the Kings fired his way in the club’s two meetings this season.

LUC STATUE:

Prior to Saturday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Kings honored Luc Robitaille with a brand new statue outside of STAPLES Center at Star Plaza. Robitaille was joined by the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Mari Lemieux, and Jerry West when the statue was unveiled.


WHO WAS HOT:

Anze Kopitar finished the week with a team-high four points (1G, 3A) that included a three-point performance Tuesday night in Edmonton. Marian Gaborik registered three points (2G, 1A) during the week, including a two-goal performance Thursday night against the Canadiens.

TENDER SPOT:

Jonathan Quick started all three games during the week, picking up a 2-0-1 record. Quick stopped 53 of the 59 shots he faced, posting a .898 SV% and a 2.00 GAA. Quick recorded his 27th win of the season against the Canadiens on Thursday night, which is ninth best win total for NHL goaltenders.

GIF OF THE WEEK:

Jeff Carter raises the roof after the Kings’ win against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night…kind of.



Kopitar winks.


GOAL OF THE WEEK:

Late in Thursday night’s game against Montreal, the Kings found themselves down by one goal with under a minute to play in the third period. Jonathan Quick was pulled from the Kings’ net for an extra-attacker, and the last-ditch plan worked, as Marian Gaborik tucked home the game-tying goal with 45 seconds remaining on the clock. The Kings went on to win the game 4-3 in a shootout.

TWEETS OF THE WEEK:

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