ANZE KOPITAR NEWS

Slovaks Continue Streak of Third Period Comebacks, Beat Slovenia 3-1

Slovakia may have a tendency to start off slow in this tournament, but three straight third period comebacks means that Slovakia will stay unbeaten thanks to their 3-1 victory today. Slovenia would be the first to strike. Over a year after Slovenia beat Slovakia at the 2014 Winter Olympics, the lower ranked squad got a goal after Aleš Krancj took a shot from the point, only to have Jan...
Via The Hockey House
27 days ago  |  Discuss

World Championship Preview: Slovenia’s Back, but can They Survive?

AP Photo/Martin RoseGoalies: To the shock of absolutely nobody anywhere, Robert Kristan and Luka Gracnar will be the two main goalies seeing duty between the pipes for Slovenia. Kristan knows just a thing or two about magical goaltending runs for Slovenia. made a name for himself after making 60 saves for Slovenia during a 5-1 loss to Canada at the 2008 World Championships....
Via The Hockey House
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Groundhog Day: Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews earn repeat Selke nomination

The NHL is repeating itself as far as the Selke Trophy nomination goes. For the second consecutive year, Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Toews are the three finalists for the award. This is the first time in 18 years that the same trio were repeat finalists for the award.The Selke Trophy honors the best defensive forward in the game, and Bergeron won it last season. He...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Datsyuk earns sixth Lady Byng finalist nomination

They should just rename the Lady Byng trophy the Pavel Datsyuk trophy. The forward earned his sixth Lady Byng nomination of his career Tuesday when the NHL named him as one of three finalists for the year end award.The other two finalists are Jiri Hudler (Calgary Flames) and Anze Kopitar (LA Kings).Datsyuk won the Lady Byng, which is given "to the player adjudged to have exhibited...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The LA Kings: From First To Missing The Cut

It has been just a week since the LA Kings were de-throned. After five consecutive postseason appearances and two Stanley Cups, Kings players will be golfing a little bit earlier in the off-season than in years past after their loss to the Calgary Flames last Wednesday eliminating them from playoff contention. After missing the 97-point cut by just two points, Kings fans and players...
Via Beyond The Benches
April 22, 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

Los Angeles Kings: Desperate push for the playoffs

The Los Angeles Kings are about to finish a 5-game road trip on Monday against the Chicago Blackhawks. So far, the Kings have won three of the four games on the road trip as they beat the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and New York Islanders but lost on Saturday night to the trending Minnesota Wild. With one more game on the road trip, the Kings will look to gain two more points...
Via isportsweb.com
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings win 3rd straight on trip, top Islanders on Anze Kopitar's goal

  Anze Kopitar scored with 4:23 left, defenseman Alec Martinez had two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings won their third straight on their road trip by beating the slumping New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. Kopitar, who had a goal and five assists in his previous three games, got to a deflected puck off a drive by defenseman Andrej Sekera and fired it past Jaroslav Halak...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings win 3rd straight on trip, top Islanders 3-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Anze Kopitar scored with 4:23 left, defenseman Alec Martinez had two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings won their third straight on their road trip by beating the slumping New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. Kopitar, who had a goal and five assists in his previous three games, got to a deflected puck off a drive by defenseman Andrej Sekera and fired it...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kopitar has goal, 2 assists, kings end skid, beat Devils

Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night at the start of a five-game trip. Andrej Sekera and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings, who are on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture. Marian Gaborik added two assists, and Jonathan Quick made 19 saves as the Kings...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar has goal, 2 assists to lift Kings over Devils

  Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night at the start of a five-game trip. Andrej Sekera and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings, who are on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture. Marian Gaborik added two assists, and Jonathan Quick made 19 saves as the Kings...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kopitar has goal, 2 assists, Kings end skid, beat Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night at the start of a five-game trip. Andrej Sekera and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings, who are on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture. Marian Gaborik added two assists, and Jonathan Quick made 19...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: LA Kings rally past Montreal, 4-3 in shootout

Marian Gaborik's second power-play goal tied it with 45 seconds left in regulation, and he scored again in the shootout as the Los Angeles Kings rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Jeff Carter also scored in regulation and the shootout, and Anze Kopitar scored in the fourth round before Lars Eller put a shot off the post to end Los Angeles' second...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar, Trevor Lewis lead Kings to win over Oilers

  Eager to get back on track, the Los Angeles Kings did exactly that Tuesday night against one of their favorite opponents. Anze Kopitar and Trevor Lewis each had a goal and two assists for the Kings in a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Matt Greene, Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who ended a three-game slide that came on...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kopitar, Lewis lead Kings past Oilers 5-2 to stop skid

Anze Kopitar and Trevor Lewis each had a goal and two assists as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night. Matt Greene, Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who snapped a three-game skid that came on the heels of an eight-game winning streak. Luke Gazdic and Teddy Purcell had the goals for the Oilers, who...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Where do the Los Angeles Kings Rank Amongst the NHL Elite?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Marian...
Via TopSportsReport
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kopitar on Kings 5th straight win: 'things are coming together'

Don't look now, but it appears as though the Los Angeles Kings have flipped the switch.  It's been a mantra of sorts around with the team lately. A mindset that has permeated throughout the Kings' dressing room, spread on to the ice and resulted in five-straight regulation wins. It's the longest such winning streak of the season for the defending Stanley Cup champs and they're a...
Via Fox Sports West
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tanner Pearson's recovery aided by Kopitar family

Tanner Pearson is recovering just fine from his ankle surgery after being taken care of at Hotel del Kopitar.  Pearson was insistent that he could take care of himself after fracturing his fibula back on Jan. 10. The 22-year-old Kings forward had injured his ankle before, he knew the drill. But trying to do it all on his own proved to be a little much. He took up teammate Anze Kopitar...
Via Fox Sports West
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

More details on Slava Voynov case released

The situation with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been an ugly one. He’ll stand trial in March for a felony domestic violence charge back in October that has seen some very ugly details emerge. According to a report obtained by the L.A. Times, Voynov kicked and punched his wife during an argument between the two in October. From the L.A. Times: Slava Voynov...
Via Sports-Glory
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Why are the Los Angeles Kings struggling?

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The story isn’t that different than it usually is, but it feels different. No, this isn’t the first time the Los Angeles Kings have struggled mightily in the regular season before. Hell, they did last year before they ultimately made it into the playoffs and went on to claim their second Stanley Cup Championship. This year feels different...
Via Sports-Glory
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Part Two: What if Europe’s World Cup Roster was Chosen Today?

Michael Grabner (AUS) – Anze Kopitar (SLO) – Thomas Vanek (AUS) Analysis: This line, featuring three players from two non-traditional hockey markets, could prove to be one of the most talented. Both Vanek and Grabner have played together before in international events, with the 2014 Olympics being the most recent example. The pair are longtime staples of the Austrian team...
Via The Hockey House
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kings shopping Mike Richards

There’s a report coming out that the Los Angeles Kings, in an attempt to gauge interest in their center Mike Richards, contacted the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs to discuss a trade. According to Pierre LeBrun, talks didn’t go far because of the money left on Richards’ deal: five years of his 12-year, $69 million contract, with a cap hit of $5.75 million. Richards...
Via Sports-Glory
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Kings Twitter makes suicide joke

Typically, the Los Angeles Kings have been one of the NHL’s most unique social media members, with a Twitter feed that is one of the more entertaining in all of pro sports. Need I remind you of their bromance with the Columbus Blue Jackets Twitter feed? Even the best can slip up sometimes, as the Kings did on Monday night: Both tweets were deleted by the morning, but everyone...
Via Sports-Glory
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Martin Jones shuts out Maple Leafs in Kings' 2-0 win

Martin Jones made 19 saves in his seventh career shutout, and Anze Kopitar scored in the opening minute of the Los Angeles Kings' 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. Marian Gaborik got an empty-net goal to seal Jones' third shutout in his last four starts for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who snapped their three-game skid with just their second victory...
Via Fox Sports West
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Dustin Byfuglien destroys two Kings in the opening minute

Dustin Byfuglien is a frightening man. In the opening minute of action between the Kings and Jets, Byfuglien knocked Drew Doughty off the puck before hoisting Anze Kopitar off of the ice with his stick and into the boards. Byfuglien earned a two-minute penalty for hooking on the Kopitar hit. Other angles revealed the penalty was deserved, but it also could have been two minutes...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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