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KINGS PLAYS OF THE WEEK (JAN. 5)

Monday, 01.05.2009 / 5:27 PM / Multimedia
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KINGS PLAYS OF THE WEEK (JAN. 5)
KINGS PLAYS OF THE WEEK

LAKings.com would like to know what your favorite Kings play of the Week was for the Week of Dec. 29-Jan. 6.

The Kings played just two games, a 2-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets and an impressive 2-1 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Since the Kings played so well against one of the Eastern Conference's better teams, we took five plays from that Kings-Philly tilt for your enjoyment.

Archive:
Plays of the Week Dec. 22-29
Plays of the Week Dec. 15-21
Plays of the Week Dec. 8-14
Plays of the Week Dec. 1-7

QUICK(ER) THAN CARTER
After a Kings turnover in the offensive zone, Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen collected the puck and set up a flying Jeff Carter, who is tied for the NHL lead in goals with 27, on a breakaway in the first minute of the second period in a scoreless tie. Jonathan Quick rose to the challenge, denying the Flyers sniper with a glove save. Carter than had a chance at a rebound, but Quick's solid positioning forced Carter to hit the post and keep the game scoreless.
DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN
This time, in a 1-1 game with seven minutes remaining in the third period, Carter corralled the puck behind the Kings net, faked to his right but came back around to the left forcing Quick to move laterally to his left and used a kick save to protect the open cage and a 1-1 game.
BROWN IS NOT VAANANEN'S FAVORITE COLOR
Here is a new LAKings.com rule: A Dustin Brown hit should be included iin each week's Kings Plays of the Week. Done and done. And why not, the Kings captain deserves it, especially after this "crunching" of Flyers defenseman Ossi Vaananen.
BOYLING OVER CARLE
Kings forward Brian Boyle used all 6-7, 252 pounds of his frame to unload on Matt Carle
SULLY'S SHOOTOUT WINNER
Patrick O'Sullivan improved to 3-for-5 on the shoot out this season calmly taking the puck to the net and beating Antero Niittymaki over his left shoulder to put the Kings up 1-0 in the shootout as the Kings would prevail, 2-0 in the shootout for a 2-1 win.