BEST OF NICK NICKSON 2007-08

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BEST OF NICK NICKSON 2007-08
With the season right around the corner, LAKings.com wanted to take a look back at the best of last season to get you pumped up for the 2008-09 campaign. What better way to do that then to blow the goal horn and take a look back at the Kings goals from 2007-08? How about some amazing saves?

And who better to do that then with the "Radio Voice of the Kings," Nick Nickson?

Related Item: LA Kings Broadcast History

Nickson, in his 28th season with the Kings, calls the action of every pre-season, regular season and post-season playoff game on KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network.

A veteran with 32 years of hockey broadcasting experience totaling more than 2,800 games (including more than 2,300 with the Kings), Nickson’s smooth, fast-paced and accurate delivery of every play allows the listener to “see the game” as the action unfolds.

So kick back and check out the best calls (256 total!) from the entire 2007-08 season:
September | October | November | December | January | February | March | April


Calder tallied two goals vs. Anaheim in a preseason game on Sept. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
SEPTEMBER CALLS (1-11)
 BEST OF NICK NICKSON: SEPTEMBER 2007 
1) Gabe Gauthier goal vs. Anaheim on Sept. 13.
2) Matt Moulson goal vs. Anaheim on Sept. 13.
3) Kyle Calder goal (first as a King) vs. Anaheim on Sept. 13.
4) Calder goal (deflection of Brian Boyle shot) vs. Anaheim on Sept. 13.
5) Brian Willsie goal vs. Anaheim on Sept. 13.
6) Anze Kopitar and Michael Cammalleri connect on a goal vs. Anaheim on Sept. 15.
7) Ted Purcell scores vs. Anaheim on Sept. 15.
8) Cammalleri scores vs. Anaheim on Sept. 29 in London.
9) Blake scores vs. Anaheim on Sept. 29 in London.
10) Handzus scores an empty netter vs. Anaheim on Sept. 29 in London.
11) Cammalleri scores vs. Anaheim on Sept. 30 in London.
OCTOBER CALLS (12-57)
 BEST OF NICK NICKSON: OCTOBER 2007 
12) Brown goal vs. St. Louis on Oct. 6
13) Cammalleri goal vs. St. Louis on Oct. 6
14) Brown goal vs. St. Louis on Oct. 6
15) Calder goal vs. Dallas on Oct. 10
Jack Johnson of the Los Angeles Kings fires the puck past Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks for his first NHL goal on Oct. 19.
16) Brad Stuart goal vs. Boston on Oct. 12
17) Brady Murray first career goal vs. Boston on Oct. 12
18) Kopitar goal vs. Boston on Oct. 12
19) Cammalleri goal vs. Boston on Oct. 12
20) Kopitar goal No. 2 vs. Boston on Oct. 12
21) Patrick O'Sullivan goal vs. Boston on Oct. 12
22) Kopitar and Cammalleri team up for a goal vs. Detroit on Oct. 14
23)Scott Thornton goal vs. Minnesota on Oct. 16
24) Calder and Stuart team up for a goal vs. Minnesota on Oct. 16
25) Kopitar goal vs. Minnesota on Oct. 16
26) Kings line dominates at Minnesota on Oct. 16
27) Kopitar shootout win vs. Minnesota on Oct. 16
28) Calder to Cammalleri goal on Oct. 18 at Calgary
29) Brown goal vs. Calgary on Oct. 18
30) Kopitar goal vs. Calgary on Oct. 18
31) Jack Johnson's first NHL goal vs. Vancouver on Oct. 19
32) Cammalleri goal vs. Vancouver on Oct. 19
33) Lubomir Visnovsky and Frolov team up for a goal vs. Vancouver on Oct. 19
34) Brown awarded empty net goal vs. Vancouver on Oct. 19
35) Rob Blake and Cammalleri team up for goal vs. Nashville on Oct. 23
36) Ladislav Nagy to Visnovsky vs. Nashville on Oct. 23
37) Raitis Ivanans scores vs. Nashville on Oct. 23
38) Nagy to Frolov on the power play vs. Nashville on Oct. 23
39) Labarbera save vs. Nashville on Oct. 23
40) O'Sullivan to Nagy vs. Nashville on Oct. 23
41) Jaroslav Modry to Cammalleri vs. Nashville on Oct. 23
Brady Murray (15) prepares to scored his first NHL goal against Boston Bruins goalie Manny Fernandez during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 12, 2007.
42) Brian Willsie from Cammalleri vs. Dallas on Oct. 25
43) Labarbera save vs. Dallas on Oct. 25
44) Labarbera save vs. Dallas on Oct. 25
45) Derek Armstrong to Frolov vs. Dallas on Oct. 25
46) Labarbera save vs. Dallas on Oct. 25
47) Labarbera save vs. Dallas on Oct. 25
48) Empty netter wide vs. Dallas on Oct. 25
49) LaBarbera save vs. Edmonton on Oct. 27
50) O'Sullivan goal vs. Edmonton on Oct. 27
51) Nagy goal vs. Edmonton on Oct. 27
52) Visnovsky to Kopitar vs. Edmonton on Oct. 27
53) Calder to O'Sullivan vs. Edmonton on Oct. 27
54) LaBarbera save, Kings score vs. Edmonton on Oct. 27
55) Magy and Calder team up vs. Columbus on Halloween
56) Kings hit the post on two-man advantage vs. Columbus on Halloween
57) LaBarbera big save on Rick Nash vs. Columbus on Halloween

NOVEMBER CALLS (58-89)
 BEST OF NICK NICKSON: NOVEMBER 2007 
58) Cammalleri scores at San Jose on Nov. 2
59) Matt Moulson first career goal at San Jose on Nov. 2
60) Brown goal at San Jose on Nov. 2
61) Nagy goal at San Jose on Nov. 2.
62) Brown goal at San Jose on Nov. 2
63) Stuart goal vs. San Jose on Nov. 3

"How do you like them apples?" Nickson after Anze Kopitar tied the score vs. Dallas on Nov. 10 at four. The Kings had entered the third trailing 4-0. Kopitar also scored the winner in OT, 6-5.
64) Brown goal vs. Dallas on Nov. 10
65) Thornton goal vs. Dallas on Nov. 10
66) Frolov goal vs. Dallas on Nov. 10.
67) Kopitar goal ties it vs. Dallas on Nov. 10
68) Nagy goal vs. Dallas on Nov. 10
69) Kopitar GW OT goal vs. Dallas on Nov. 10
70) Preissing goal at Anaheim on Nov. 13
71) Moulson scores at Anaheim on Nov. 13
72) Cammalleri goal at Anaheim on Nov. 13
73) Kopitar goal vs. Anaheim on Nov. 15
74) Brown goal vs. Anaheim on Nov. 15
75) O'Sullivan goal vs Anaheim on Nov. 15
76) Kopitar denied by Bryzgalov on Nov. 17
77) Phoenix goes up 1-0 on Nov. 17
78) Visnovsky denied by Bryzgalov on Nov. 17
79) LaBarbera save vs. Phoenix on Nov. 17
80) Kings line dominant effort vs. Phoenix on Nov. 17
81) LaBarbera big save vs. Phoenix on Nov. 17
82) Moulson goal vs. Phoenix on Nov. 17
83) Preissing goal vs. San Jose on Nov. 24
84) Visnovsky and Kopitar hook up for a goal vs. San Jose on Nov. 24
85) Armstrong and Calder connect vs. Anaheim on Nov. 25
86) Brown goal vs. Anaheim on Nov. 25
87) Kopitar goal at San Jose on Nov. 28
88) O'Sullivan goal at San Jose on Nov. 28
89) Brown goal at San Jose on Nov. 28


Raitis Ivanans contributed a couple of goals in the month of December.
DECEMBER CALLS (90-131)
 BEST OF NICK NICKSON: DECEMBER 2007 
90) Ivanans goal vs. Colorado on Dec. 1
91) Kopitar goal vs. Colorado on Dec. 1
92) Kopitar goal vs. Edmonton on Dec. 3
93) Brown goal vs. Edmonton on Dec. 3
94) Nagy goal vs. Edmonton on Dec. 3
95) Cammalleri goal vs. Phoenix on Dec. 5
96) Cammalleri goal vs. Buffalo on Dec. 6
97) Brown goal vs. Buffalo on Dec. 6
98) Preissing goal vs. Buffalo on Dec. 6
99) Modry goal vs. Buffalo on Dec. 6
100) Handzus goal vs. Buffalo on Dec. 6
101) Armstrong goal vs. Buffalo on Dec. 6
102) Brown goal vs. Buffalo on Dec. 6
103) Preissing goal vs. Buffalo on Dec. 6
104) Kopitar goal vs. Phoenix on Dec. 8
105) Handzus goal vs. Phoenix on Dec. 8
106) Stuart goal vs. Vancouver on Dec. 10
107) Kopitar goal vs. Vancouver on Dec. 10
108) Armstrong goal vs. Vancouver on Dec. 10
109) Brown goal vs. Vancouver on Dec. 10
110) Rob Blake and O'Sullivan hook up for a goal vs. Chicago on Dec. 12
111) O'Sullivan and Preissing hook up for a goal vs. Dallas on Dec. 13
112) Cammalleri and Blake team up vs. Minnesota on Dec. 15
113) LaBarbera save vs. Colorado on Dec. 17
114) LaBarbera save vs. Colorado on Dec. 17
115) Brown goal vs. Colorado on Dec. 17
116) Handzus goal vs. Colorado on Dec. 17
117) LaBarbera big save vs. Colorado on Dec. 17
118) Visnovsky and Brown team up for a goal on Dec. 19
119) Kopitar and O'Sullivan team up for a goal vs. Detroiton Dec. 19
120) Blake/Cammalleri goal vs. CBJ on Dec. 21
121) Frolov and Visnovsky team up for a goal on Dec. 22
122) O'Sullivan goal vs. Nashville on Dec. 22
123) Modry and O'Sullivan team up for a goal vs. Nashville on Dec. 22
124) Blake goal vs. San Jose on Dec. 26
125) Visnovsky goal vs. San Jose on Dec. 26
126) Nagy and Armstrong goal vs. Colorado on Dec. 29
127) Thornton goal vs. Colorado on Dec. 29
128) Kopitar goal Dec. 29 vs. Colorado
129) Nagy and Brown team up for a goal vs. Chicago on Dec. 30
130) Calder goal vs. Chicago on Dec. 30
131) Brown goal vs. Chicago on Dec. 30


JANUARY CALLS (132-170)
 BEST OF NICK NICKSON: JANUARY 2008  
Los Angeles Kings left wing Ladislav Nagy tosses his stick over the glass to fans after the Kings 9-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 1, 2008. Nagy scored a hat trick. (AP Photo/Mark Avery)
132) Preissing goal vs. Chicago on Jan. 1
133) Nagy goal vs. Chicago on Jan. 1
134) O’Sullivan power play goal vs. Chicago on Jan. 1
135) Nagy power play goal vs. Chicago on Jan. 1
136) Frolov goal vs. Chicago on Jan. 1
137) Frolov backdoor power play goal vs. Chicago on Jan. 1
138) Nagy hat trick goal vs. Chicago on Jan. 1
139) Turnover Brown goal vs. Chicago on Jan. 1
140) Visnovsky power play goal vs. Chicago on Jan. 1
141) Willsie goal vs. Columbus on Jan. 3
142) O’Sullivan goal vs. Columbus on Jan. 3
143) Frolov goal vs. Calgary on Jan. 5
144) Stuart goal vs. Calgary on Jan. 5
145) Nagy goal vs. Calgary on Jan. 5
146) Frolov, Kopitar goal vs. Calgary on Jan. 5
147) Handzus, Calder goal vs. Toronto on Jan. 10
148) O’Sullivan, Brown goal vs. Toronto on Jan. 10
149) Frolov goal vs. Toronto on Jan. 10
150) Brown power play goal vs. Toronto on Jan. 10
151) Blake goal vs. Toronto on Jan. 10
152) LaBarbera tight save vs. Toronto on Jan. 10
153) LaBarbera two saves vs. Toronto on Jan. 10
154) LaBarbera shot saved vs. Toronto on Jan. 10
155) Frolov goal vs. Dallas on Jan. 12
156) Armstrong goal vs. Dallas on Jan. 12
157) Kopitar goal vs. Dallas on Jan. 12
158) O’Sullivan shootout goal vs. Dallas on Jan. 12
159) LaBarbera shootout save vs. Dallas on Jan. 12
160) O’Sullivan goal vs. at Edmonton on Jan. 15
161) Brown goal at Edmonton on Jan. 15
162) LaBarbera save on Penner at Edmonton on Jan. 15
163) Armstrong goal at Calgary on Jan. 18
164) Johnson goal at Vancouver on Jan. 19
165) Thornton goal at Vancouver on Jan. 19
166) Brown goal at Vancouver on Jan. 19
167) Kopitar goal vs. Anaheim on Jan. 24
168) Armstrong to Frolov goal at Anaheim on Jan. 24
169) Moulson goal at New York Islanders on Jan. 31
170) Blake deflects goal at New York Islanders on Jan. 31


Brian Boyle scored his first NHL goal vs. New Jersey on Feb. 2.
FEBRUARY CALLS (171-211)
 BEST OF NICK NICKSON: FEBRUARY 2008
171) Boyle first career goal at New Jersey on Feb. 2
172) Johnson goal at New Jersey on Feb. 2
173) Thornton goal at New York Rangers on Feb. 5
174) Boyle goal at New York Rangers on Feb. 5
175) Frolov goal at New York Rangers on Feb. 5
176) Frolov to Kopitar goal at New York Rangers on Feb. 5
177) Calder goal at Detroit on Feb. 7
178) O’Sullivan goal at Detroit on Feb. 7
179) Frolov left circle goal at Detroit on Feb. 7
180) Stuart goal at Detroit on Feb. 7
181) Stuart to Kopitar goal at Detroit on Feb. 7
182) Armstrong goal at Pittsburgh on Feb. 9
183) Boyle goal at Pittsburgh on Feb. 9
184) Kopitar deflected goal at Columbus on Feb. 10
185) Kopitar goal at Columbus on Feb. 10
186) O’Sullivan shootout goal at Columbus on Feb. 10
187) Frolov goal at St. Louis on Feb. 12
188) Brown goal at St. Louis on Feb. 12
189) Dallman goal vs. Calgary on Feb. 15
190) Boyle goal vs. Calgary on Feb. 15
191) Purcell goal vs. Calgary on Feb. 15
192) O’Sullivan goal vs. Calgary on Feb. 15
193) Armstrong goal vs. Calgary on Feb. 15
194) O’Sullivan to Kopitar power play goal vs. Calgary on Feb. 15
195) Ivanans goal at Phoenix on Feb. 16
196) Bown goal at Phoenix on Feb. 16
197) Frolov goal at Phoenix on Feb. 16
198) Kopitar goal vs. St. Louis on Feb. 21
199) Frolov goal vs. St. Louis on Feb. 21
200) Frolov goal vs. St. Louis on Feb. 21
201) O’Sullivan goal vs. St. Louis on Feb. 21
202) Frolov goal vs. St. Louis on Feb. 21
203) Harrold goal vs. Chicago on Feb. 27
204) Cammalleri goal vs. Chicago on Feb. 27
205) Preissing goal vs. Chicago on Feb. 27
206) O’Sullivan goal vs. Chicago on Feb. 27
207) Kopitar goal vs. Chicago on Feb. 27
208) Kopitar goal at Edmonton on Feb. 28
209) O’Sullivan goal at Edmonton on Feb. 28
210) Brown goal at Edmonton on Feb. 28
211) Brown goal at Edmonton on Feb. 28

MARCH CALLS (212-246)
 BEST OF NICK NICKSON: MARCH 2008 
Erik Ersberg was fantastic in March for the Kings.
212) Cammalleri power play goal at Colorado on March 1
213) Blake goal at Colorado on March 1
214) Frolov goal at St. Louis on March 4
215) Brown goal at St. Louis on March 4
216) Ersberg hit on mask Saved vs. Ottawa on March 6
217) Frolov power play goal vs. Ottawa on March 6
218) Ersberg save vs. Ottawa on March 6
219) Ersberg save vs. Ottawa on March 6
220) Ersberg save vs. Ottawa on March 6
221) O’Sullivan goat vs. Ottawa on March 6
222) Blake  power play goal vs. Montreal on March 8
223) Kopitar power play goal vs. Montreal on March 8
224) O’Sullivan goal vs. Vancouver on March 10
225) Frolov goal at Nashville on March 13
226) Dallman goal at Nashville on March 13
227) Frolov goat at Nashville on March 13
228) Ellis empty net goal at Nashville on March 13
229) Visnovsky goal at Dallas on March 18
230) Preissing power play goal at Phoenix on March 20
231) Preissing power play goal at Phoenix on March 20
232) Brown power play goat at Phoenix on March 20
233) Ivanans goal at Phoenix on March 20
234) Herrold goal at Phoenix on March 20
235) Blake power play goal at Dallas on March 22
236) Handzus goal at Dallas on March 22
237) Visnovsky goal at Dallas on March 22
238) Handzus goal at Dallas on March 22
239) O’Sullivan goal at Anaheim on March 26
240) Dallman goal vs. Phoenix on March 27
241) Kopitar goal vs. Phoenix on March 27
242) Brown power play goal vs. Phoenix on March 27
243) Blake goal vs. Phoenix on March 27
244) Ersberg best save vs. Phoenix on March 27
245) Dallman goal vs. Dallas on March 29
246) Cammalleri goal vs. Dallas on March 29

APRIL CALLS (247-256)
 BEST OF NICK NICKSON: APRIL 2008  
247) O’Sullivan goal at San Jose on April 1
247) Ivanans goal at San Jose on April 1
249) Willsie goal vs. San Jose on April 3
250) Ivanans goal vs. San Jose on April 3
251) Kopitar goal vs. San Jose on April 3
252) Ersberg save vs. San Jose on April 3
253) Kopitar empty net goal vs. San Jose on April 3
254) Brown goal vs. Anaheim on April 5
255) Willsie goal vs. Anaheim on April 5
256) O’Sullivan goal vs. Anaheim on April 5