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Top 5 Plays of the Week: A Week of Firsts

Nikolai Prokhorkin suited up for his first NHL game as Ben Hutton scored his first goal for the Kings

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The LA Kings spent the past week on a four-game Midwestern road trip, and even though they came out with a record of 3-1, there were plenty of bright spots throughout the week. 

Nikolai Prokhorkin made his NHL debut at the age of 26, Blake Lizotte returned to Minnesota for the first time, and Ben Hutton scored his first goal as a member of the Kings. 

Here are the Top 5 Plays of the Week: 

5) Anze Kopitar's Game-Winning Goal

Video: LAK@WPG: Kopitar nets backhander for PPG

The Captain comes in clutch to score the game-winner.


4) Jeff Carter's Backhand Beauty

Video: LAK@STL: Carter roofs goal from backhand

Carter fakes out Jordan Binnington and goes top shelf to give the Kings a lift over the Blues.


3) Blake Lizotte's Return to Minnesota

Tweet from @LAKings: ���Over 500, for sure.��� - Lisa Lizotte on how many family and friends came to tonight���s game to cheer on @BLizotte46 for his first NHL game in Minnesota ������ pic.twitter.com/7HiQqSP6w3

We're not kidding when we say everyone and their mom came out to cheer on the rookie.
We're not crying... you're crying. 


2) Ben Hutton's First for the Kings

Video: LAK@MIN: Hutton slings Kempe's pass in off the post

Always nice to get the monkey off the back.


1) Sean Walker's Clapper

Video: LAK@CHI: Walker hammers one-timer into the twine

A heavy, heavy shot from the rookie defenseman 🚀 

The Kings return to STAPLES Center on Wednesday, Oct 30 for a Halloween-themed matchup against the Vancouver Canucks. Get tickets to the game! 

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