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Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar Named Lady Byng Finalists

On Saturday, the NHL named Aleksander Barkov, Loui Eriksson and Anze Kopitar finalists for the 2016 Lady Byng Trophy, honoring “the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” Barkov served as a leader on a Florida Panthers team that set a franchise record for wins (47), points (103...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Kopitar, Barkov and Eriksson nominated for Lady Byng Trophy

Anze Kopitar was nominated for his second 2016 NHL award on Saturday. The Los Angeles Kings center was named one of the three finalists for the league’s Lady Byng Trophy, given to the “player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” Kopitar is also up for the Selke Trophy for the top...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Bergeron, Kesler, Kopitar are Selke Trophy finalists

NEW YORK (AP) Boston's Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim's Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the...
Via Associated Press
4 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

Kopitar has hat trick in Kings' overtime win at Rangers

NEW YORK — Tanner Pearson's goal with 1:50 left in overtime powered the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Anze Kopitar recorded a hat trick, and Marian Gaborik added a goal for Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles, which has won three of its last five. Peter Budaj made 24 saves in his season debut start. Budaj, who spent the season with the...
Via Associated Press
February 12, 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

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

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

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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