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Early in the third period, Los Angeles Kings forwards Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown were leading a rush into the San Jose Sharks zone when disaster struck. Kopitar dropped the puck off for Brown and drove hard to the net when Brown’s slap shot deflected off Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle’s stick and hit Kopitar in the face. Luckily for Kopitar it seems as though the damage is only cosmetic because he was back in the game later on. My guess is he lost a few teeth and needed some stitches and was good to go. The Kings should be very thankful he didn’t break a cheekbone or his jaw.
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Anze Kopitar won't allow a puck to the face to keep him out of the Los Angeles Kings' title defense.
Kopitar returned to practice at the Kings' training complex on Friday, and he's ready to play in Game 3 on Saturday night at the Shark Tank after surviving a scary moment in the third period of Game 2 against the San Jose Sharks.
Kopitar missed only a few minutes...
Anze Kopitar eats a deflected Dustin Brown slap shot last night. Visors can only protect so much. [BroBible]
He returned because, well - you know.
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LOS ANGELES -- Facing the prospect of losing home-ice advantage, the Los Angeles Kings rallied with a pair of power-play goals by Dustin Brown and Trevor Lewis, scoring 22 seconds apart in the final minutes for a dramatic 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the San Jose Sharks.
We found a way," said Kings coach Darryl Sutter. You know what, the power play was on, weve been talking...
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety called San Jose Sharks winger Raffi Torres in for a little one-on-one meeting after seeing his hit to the head of Kings center Jarrett Stoll in the series opener Tuesday night.
The result? He’s suspended for the duration of the playoff series, which means anywhere from 3 to 6 games. Stoll was to sit out game 2 on Thursday due to the hit...
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar showed some real grit during Game 2, taking a puck to the face, but returning to the ice after receiving stitches.
LOS ANGELES — Dustin Brown slumped in front of his locker and contemplated the final minutes of Game 2 with the same bewildered wonder felt by all those joyous Kings fans streaming out of Staples Center.
With three minutes left, the San Jose Sharks appeared to be cruising toward a well-deserved win over Los Angeles. After two penalties and two dynamic power play goals, though,...
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar took a puck to the face, courtesy of a Dustin Brown slapshot, and would have to temporarily leave the game Thursday night. With Jarret Stoll already out, things were looking pretty bleak out there.
Luckily, Kopitar was able to return after missing half the game.
Captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead.
Brown scored during a 5-on-3 advantage and Lewis provided the winner on a loose puck with 1:21 left, sending Staples Center into shocked celebration...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kings center Jarret Stoll is likely to miss Game 2 of Los Angeles' second-round playoff series against the Sharks after a hard hit from San Jose's Raffi Torres in the opener.
Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter implied Wednesday that Stoll could be out for a significant length of time after getting hit by Torres, who has a history of dangerous play.
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According to Pro Hockey Talk, the Rangers will be headed out to Las Vegas to face the Los Angeles Kings in their annual Frozen Fury preseason event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21st.
The Kings will also play the Avalanche the following day.
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...glad to see this game will be indoors, because I think we...
A dizzying 22-second span that led to a pair of Los Angeles power play goals turned what appeared to be destined to be a tied series into an 0-2 hole for the San Jose Sharks.
The Sharks players say it didn't take much longer than that for them to put their Game 2 collapse behind them and turn their focus to defending home ice the next two games so they can tie their second-round...
Entering Thursday night, three games had been played in the 2013 Stanley Cup conference semfinals, and were decided by a combined 10-2 score.
Then one of the NHL's oldest rivalries renewed, and one of its newest intensified, and we finally got that exciting playoff hockey we've come accustomed to. The Bruins and Rangers got us started with an OT thriller in Game 1, and the...