Although this season did not end in a playoff run, there were plenty of highlights from the 2020-21 campaign. From a 1,000th point by Anze Kopitar and the ensuing celebration to four Kings scoring their first career NHL goal; rookies to veterans, offense came from everywhere in all situations.
This past season, the Kings scored 142 goals. Of the 142 goals, 32 came on the power play and three came shorthanded. Dustin Brown, the Kings net-front presence on the top unit lead the power play with nine goals on the man advantage and Trevor Moore, the tenacious winger lead the team in shorthanded goals with two.
Here are the Top 10 Goals of the 2020-21 Season:
10. Lias Andersson's first goal with the Kings
After being acquired in the offseason from the New York Rangers for a 2020 second-round pick, Andersson, the former seventh-overall draft pick in 2017 netted his first goal with the Kings on a breakaway after leaving the penalty box. I guess sometimes taking a penalty can be a good thing...
Video: LAK@STL: Andersson notches first goal with Kings
9. Drew Doughty's flexible rebound PPG
Doughty, as always, was a centerpiece on the Kings power play and showed everyone why with this one-timer rebound put-back. Doughty's six power play goals this season lead the NHL among defenseman.
Video: LAK@MIN: Doughty buries rebound for power-play goal
8. Anze Kopitar's gorgeous late game-winner in the Freeway Face-Off
Point 997 came in dramatic fashion for the Kings captain. Weaving around the Ducks, Kopitar put together a pair of beautiful moves on his way to the net, burying the game-winning goal with 56 seconds remaining while taking a hard tumble to the ice.
Video: LAK@ANA: Kopitar makes it 2-1 with 56 seconds left
7. Dustin Brown pockets a beauty on the PP in his career 1,200th game
Bobbing and weaving, Brown finds his way around the Blues penalty killers to stuff home a shifty goal.
Video: LAK@STL: Brown nets goal as he falls to the ice
6. Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Arthur Kaliyev, Tobias Bjornfot and Rasmus Kupari score their first career NHL goals.
Four-in-one! The future looks bright with the youth in the Kings organization seeping into the Kings lineup, and now scoring too.
Video: LAK@VGK: Anderson-Dolan nets first career goal
Video: ANA@LAK: Kaliyev finishes pretty passing play
Video: LAK@ANA: Bjornfot nets his 1st career goal
Video: COL@LAK: Kupari buries his first NHL goal
5. Andreas Athanasiou slalom's through the Ducks for a beauty of a individual goal
The speedster used his puck skills, agility and momentum to make this goal happen!
Video: LAK@ANA: Athanasiou scores after precision stick-work
4. Drew Doughty dangles his way through the Sharks, sets up Adrian Kempe
Yet another play where Doughty shows off his agility and handles. Doughty undresses the Sharks and finds Kempe at the doorstep ready to finish off the great play.
Video: LAK@SJS: Kempe scores goal from inside the blue paint
3. Gabriel Vilardi goes between-the-legs to set up a streaking Lias Andersson
With much attention on the Kings 2017 first-round draft pick this past season, Vilardi showed off a bit of skill and creativity to produce a beautiful tap-in goal scored by Andersson.
Video: LAK@ANA: Vilardi's amazing pass sets up Andersson
2. Tic-tac-toe, Jaret Anderson-Dolan from Trevor Moore and Carl Grundstrom
Teamwork makes the dream work folks. Get it deep, forecheck, get the turnover, bing-bang-boom. All three forwards got in on this one to create an unselfish and masterful goal.
Video: SJS@LAK: Anderson-Dolan finishes off passing play
1. Anze Kopitar's 1,000th point
I never expected an empty net goal to be a team's top goal of the year, but there are exceptions! With the primary assist on Sean Walker's 200-foot goal, Kopitar made history becoming the 91st player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. Congratulations Anze!
Video: LAK@ARI: Kopitar earns 1,000th point on Walker's goal