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Kings honor Miracle on Manchester goal scorers

As part of Legends Night in Los Angeles, old-timers who sparked famous comeback vs. Oilers lauded @NHLdotcom

The Miracle on Manchester was a lesson to players to never quit playing, no matter the score or the opponent. And it was a lesson to fans to never leave early.

The Los Angeles Kings' spectacular comeback from a five-goal deficit in the third period against the mighty Edmonton Oilers in the 1982 Stanley Cup Playoffs, is as shocking today as it ever was.

Tweet from @LAKings: #LAKings Pregame Ceremony Honoring the Miracle on Manchester

And, as part of Kings Legends night, the team honored the goal scorers from that game before taking on the San Jose Sharks.

The current Kings even wore throwback-themed uniforms with purple in them as a nod to the old-timers who pulled off an upset for the ages. 

Tweet from @LAKings: Throwing it back tonight ��Bid on these jersey by going to!

Jay Wells, Doug Smith, Charlie Simmer, Steve Bozek and Daryl Evans all recounted their favorite stories from the game to an appreciative crowd. The game, of course, was called the Miracle on Manchester because The Forum, the old home of the Kings, was located on Manchester Boulevard.

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