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Top 10 Moments from the LA Kings 2018-19 Season

Though the season didn't live up to the organization's expectations, there were plenty of bright spots throughout the year

by Robyn Dutton @LAKings /

This season had its ups and downs, but one thing is for sure, there were plenty of milestones and memories made along the way. 

There were even some odd moments too... when Referee Francois St. Laurent proved he was part time referee, part time MLB catcher.

Video: BUF@LAK: Referee snares Sobotka's flying stick in 2nd

...or when Bert Kreischer joined Hockey Night in LA.

Tweet from @LAKings: .@dewyy8 is loving @BertKreischer by the glass 😂#GoKingsGo | #HNILA


Check out the Top 10 Moments from the Season:

10. Rookies' First Goals

This season gave several players the opportunity to step up and contribute to the lineup. Matt Luff, Austin Wagner, Carl Grundstrom, Matt Roy and Sean Walker all found the back of the net for the first time.

Luff went top corns to give the Kings the lead.

Video: LAK@STL: Luff nets the first goal of his career

Tic-Tac-Toe: Wagner picks a perfect spot from the slot.

Video: COL@LAK: Wagner buries first career goal

For Grundstrom, his first game gave him his first goal. 

Video: LAK@ARI: Grundstrom lights the lamp in NHL debut

Roy beat Martin Jones.

Video: SJS@LAK: Roy blasts one-timer for first NHL tally

Walker stuffs a wraparound goal.

Video: LAK@COL: Walker pots first NHL goal on wraparound


9. Jonathan Quick Won His 300th Career Game 
...While Kopitar Scored His 300th Goal.

A good night all around.

Video: EDM@LAK: Kopitar scores 300th, Quick wins 300th


8. Jack Campbell's First Shutout

Campbell stepped up big time this year and earned his first NHL shutout.

Video: LAK@MTL: Campbell makes 40 save for first NHL SO

Not to mention, he also picked up his first NHL assist this season!

Video: ANA@LAK: Kovalchuk buries Toffoli's feed


7. Cal Petersen's Incredible Save

This season we learned we have no shortage of superman-like netminders.

Video: LAK@VAN: Petersen makes solid save on Horvat

The rookie also earned his first NHL shutout!

Video: LAK@STL: Petersen records his first career shutout


6. Drew Doughty Topped the All-Time List

The defenseman leads Kings defenseman in assists.

Video: EDM@LAK: Kempe wrists home Doughty's milestone dish


5. Kyle Clifford Had His Best Season Yet

The forward reached 100 career points, as he also celebrated his 600th NHL game.

Video: EDM@LAK: Clifford makes nifty move to beat Koskinen


4. Dustin Brown's Fifth Career Hat Trick

The only thing better than his hat trick was his celebration.

Tweet from @LAKings: Which Dustin Brown hat trick hat grab celebration was better?RT for vs OilersRT for vs Wild🤷���������🤷���������

Video: EDM@LAK: Brown nets fifth career hat trick in win


3. Dion Phaneuf's 1,000 Game

"I've enjoyed every minute of the journey. I want to continue to play as long as I can. I don't take it for granted," Phaneuf said.

Video: Dion Phaneuf's 1,000th NHL Game


2. Anze Kopitar's 1,000 Game

Kopitar, who has played his entire career with the Kings, became the 337 player in NHL history to reach the 1,000 games played plateau.

Video: Anze Kopitar's road to 1,000 NHL games


1. Dustin Brown Becomes Kings All-Time Games Played Leader 

Brown passed Dave Taylor to become the Kings all-time franchise leader in regular season games played with 1,112.

Video: Dustin Brown passes Dave Taylor as the King of Kings


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