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...
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Anze Kopitar ‘Circles The Wagon’, Scores Nice Goal vs Calgary

Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar might be one of the most underrated players in the NHL. On Wednesday night, he flashed his skills by circling the wagon and making a nice move before burying a backhander past Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo. Kopitar definitely deserves more attention than what he is currently getting. [@myregularface] The post Anze Kopitar ‘Circles The Wagon’...
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Coyotes routed by Kings

LOS ANGELES -- Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar scored power-play goals, Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his sixth shutout of the season, and the Los Angeles Kings clinched a playoff spot with a 4-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night. Kopitar, Jeff Carter and rookie Tanner Pearson each had a goal and an assist for the surging Kings, who have all but locked up third...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

On a roll: Kings edge Canadiens for fifth-straight win

LOS ANGELES -- The new-look Kings turned into the no-look Kings when Anze Kopitar's no-look pass was slapped into the net for a game-winning power play goal, Monday night at the Staples Center.  The goal gave the Kings 2-1 win over the Habs and solidified the teams' status as one of the hottest in the league. It was their fifth-straight win and the first defeat of Montreal...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kopitar rallies Kings past Avs for 6-4 win

Anze Kopitar had two goals, including the decisive score in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Wednesday night. Kopitar's second goal of the night and 19th of the season put the Kings, who trailed by two goals midway through the second period, back in front. The Kings were on the power play when Jeff Carter, in the middle...
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February 27, 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. "...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kopitar's Slovenia tops Austria, advances in Sochi

Anze Kopitar scored 5:29 into the first period to help Slovenia beat Austria 4-0 on Tuesday in the qualification round of the Olympics, extending the experience of playing for his father in international competition. The Olympic hockey rookies will face top-seeded and 2006 Olympic champion Sweden on Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Kopitar, who plays for the Los Angeles Kings, is...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings limp into crucial home stand

Anze Kopitar fights off a New Jersey defender in a battle for the puck (Photo credit: The Los Angeles Kings have lost six of their last seven games and desperately need to turn things around now before they fall completely out of the playoffs. Now appears to be as good of a time as ever to do so. The Kings do not play on the road again until Feb. 26. Due to the Olympic...
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Kopitar close to deal in Sweden

The first name from the Kings on the verge of an agreement with a European hockey team during the NHL lockout is a big one. It's Anze Kopitar. The Kings' star center will be playing for Mora IK of the Swedish league, said his agent, Pat Brisson of Creative Artists Agency, on Monday afternoon. What made Mora so attractive to Kopitar was that his younger brother Gasper is...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Short-handed goals huge for Kings

Anze Kopitar summed up the incredible dagger of a short-handed goal almost casually say, one step removed from nonchalant. "It worked out pretty well," Kopitar said Tuesday. This wasn't a garden-variety goal scored by the Kings center in November. It was the goal rattling the psyche of the Blues in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series Monday in St...
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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