This year's IIHF World Championship included three LA Kings players: Ilya Kovalchuk , Adrian Kempe , and Alec Martinez.
While Kovalchuk wasadding to his already long international resume, Kempe and Martinez were both excited to get the invite back to play for their respective countries a second time.
Plus, Kempe was looking for back-to-back gold medals.
But what happened this year?
Check out the Kings Top 5 Plays of the IIHF World Championship:
5) Martinez Coming In Clutch with Assists
Lookin' good in Red, White & Blue while doing it.
4) Kempe Scoring Swede Goals
... plus, his cellies.
Sweden may not have won a medal, but Kempe's celebrations were pure gold.
3) Player of the Game x2
Not bad, boys.
2) Kovalchuk Comes Up Big in Shootouts
It's almost like he's done this before.
1) Kovalchuk's New Hardware
Bronze ain't bad.