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Top 5 Plays of the Week: A Devil of a Good Week

Ilya Kovalchuk returns to New Jersey to silence the crowd, while Adrian Kempe and Tyler Toffoli provide an offensive spark for the LA Kings

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The LA Kings set off for the longest road trip of the season, and fans weren't sure what to expect.

With the All-Star break and the bye week, the team hadn't played a game in 10 days. And during that 10-day span, the team also parted ways with Jake Muzzin, who was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Instead of packing it in, the Kings pulled together and put together one of the best week's of their season.


Check out the Top 5 Plays of the Week now!
 

5) Oscar Fantenberg Gets the Point

Video: LAK@BOS: Fantenberg buries one-timer to tie game

Overtime didn't go as planned, but Fantenberg's first goal of the year gave the Kings a point in the standings.
 

4) Tyler Toffoli Doubles Up

Video: LAK@NJD: Toffoli tallies twice 35 seconds apart

The Kings and New Jersey Devils were tied at 1-1, then Toffoli took matters into his own hands.
 

3) Ilya Kovalchuk Quiets the Crowd

Video: LAK@NJD: Kovalchuk scores in return to New Jersey

Devils fans showered Kovalchuk with boos all night.

Tweet from @LAKings: "Is Ilya Kovalchuk stoked after that win?"Kovalchuk: pic.twitter.com/ztKv64slgC

...but Kovalchuk was all smiles after the Kings 5-1 win.
 

2) Eight is Enough

Tweet from @LAKings: When you thought you @AdrianKempe didn't score...Congratulations, you played yourself.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/jTfWZ8nz1N

The referees said the puck hit the crossbar.
The Philadelphia Flyers began to celebrate.
Turns out, the puck went in, and Adrian Kempe helped snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Video: LAK@PHI: Toffoli bags the shootout winner

And then Toffoli ended the Flyers win streak at eight games.
 

1) Toffoli to Kempe...
...Kempe to Toffoli

Video: LAK@NYR: Kempe drives the net and ties it late

The first time all season that the Kings were able to score with their goaltender pulled for an extra attacker as Toffoli sets up Kempe to tie it up late.

Video: LAK@NYR: Toffoli beats Lundqvist to win game in OT

In overtime, Kempe returns the favor as Toffoli caps the comeback for the Kings.

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