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Loui Eriksson, Anze Kopitar, Aleksander Barkov Named Lady Byng Finalists

Boston Bruins winger Loui Eriksson, Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar and Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov were announced by the NHL as the finalists for the 2015-16 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Saturday. The Lady Byng is awarded to the player who combines fantastic sportsmanship with a high level of on-ice production. “It is a great honor to be considered for the...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kopitar gets 2 huge goals in Kings' 4-3 OT win over Rangers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Anze Kopitar scored the tying goal with 4:10 to play and tipped home the winner at 1:34 of overtime, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Kopitar deflected a slap shot by Jake Muzzin to end it in dramatic fashion for the Pacific Division-leading Kings, who rallied from a two-goal deficit for their third...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar Underrated?

We all know who Anze Kopitar is. Alternate captain for the Los Angeles Kings, two-time Stanley Cup champion and an amazing elite NHL center. Though he doesn’t lead the league in points and goals every single year, he goes completely under the radar. Seriously. The first-line center, who signed a huge extension with the Kings in mid-January, was snubbed in All-Star voting. What’s...
Via The Sports Journal
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jake Allen makes great glove save on Kopitar

Who doesn’t love a good glove save? Jake Allen flashed the mitt, robbing Anze Kopitar of a glorious scoring opportunity during the first period of Tuesday's Kings-Blues game: Kopitar’s reaction pretty much sums things up. Kopitar reacts to Allen's save. "Wow" pic.twitter.com/eN9sWpIALI — Stephanie (@myregularface) November 4, 2015
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: why they missed the playoffs

Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Kings, they will not have the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons. On Thursday night, the Kings needed to win against the Calgary Flames in order to remain eligible for the playoffs. However, the Kings found themselves disappointed as they lost 3-1 to the Flames. The final blow to L.A.’s season came as the wild-card team...
Via isportsweb.com
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar, Goran Dragic and the rise of Slovenia

In 2014, the mythical home of dragons started slaying them in the sports world. It was the middle of the night in the United States in February, and Slovenia was preparing to play a hockey game in Sochi, Russia. Before the puck dropped, the Slovenes had already become the story of the tournament. At the close of 2013, Slovenia was 17th in the IIHF World Rankings, one spot behind...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Anze Kopitar brings the Cup to Kopiwood, Slovenia

Anze Kopitar brought the Stanley Cup to “Kopiwood”, Slovenia during his scheduled day with the game’s greatest trophy. He was joined on the trip by Bailey, LA’s mascot. BFFs travel together. RT @keeperofthecup: @AnzeKopitar and @BaileyLAKings pose in Kopiwood, Slovenia. #kopicupday pic.twitter.com/O0rYGZR64x — NHL (@NHL) July 14, 2014 Though it’s neat seeing Kopitar...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Kopitar and his dog enjoy a Stanley Cup-themed breakfast

There are few things more endearing than a man and his dog. Or in this case, a Stanley Cup winner and his hockey-loving pup. Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar took the Stanley Cup trophy to his home country of Slovenia for the second time. But instead of seeing the sights, Kopitar decided to enjoy a quiet breakfast of cereal with his dog. The pup, Gustl, got his own mini Stanley...
Via Fox Sports West
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Los Angeles Kings made the playoffs

Anze Kopitar puts a move on a defender. The Los Angeles Kings are set to begin their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. At times this season, it appeared that the Kings may not even make the playoffs. Their offense has been a huge problem for most of the year, but their defense constantly shut teams down all year and put them in positions to win games...
Via isportsweb.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Anze Kopitar helps Slovenia leave mark in Olympics

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Slovenia's improbable Olympic run might have fallen short of the medal podium but to Kings forward Anze Kopitar, it was a priceless experience that helped advance the sport in his home country and one that he never would have traded for time off. "We opened up some eyes in the hockey world," Kopitar said, following Monday's practice. "I don't think anybody from...
Via Fox Sports West
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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