Anze Kopitar RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar shows dominance again in 3-1 win over New Jersey

    Los Angeles Times "It wasn't anti-Anze hockey, but for the last month or so, Kings center Anze Kopitar wasn't looking quite like his usual dominant self. He scored three goals in February and March and just twice in the last 15 games before Monday's action and was a combined minus-five in games last week against..." March 24

  • Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings go a man down in Philadelphia

    Yahoo! Sports "Oh the irony that the Los Angeles Kings would be having salary cap issues before they play the Philadelphia Flyers -- a team that has essentially hid non-retired, retired players on long-term injury reserve. According to Los Angeles Times scribe Lisa Dillman, the Kings will play shorthanded..." October 28

  • Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews finalists for Selke Trophy "On Thursday three more finalists for NHL awards were announced, the top three vote-getters for the Selke Trophy. They are Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins, Anze Kopitar of the Kings and reigning winner Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks. The Selke Trophy is awarded "to the forward who best excels..." April 24

  • Kings coach Sutter to reunite Brown with Kopitar "Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown has long known that center Anze Kopitar is a worthy candidate for the Selke Trophy. He'll get a reminder of that Thursday when he's reunited with Kopitar. Brown was back with Kopitar on the top line, with Marian Gaborik at left wing, at the Kings morning..." April 24

  • Anze Kopitar leads Slovenia into hockey quarter-finals

    CBC Sports "Anze Kopitar scored 5:29 into the first period to help Slovenia beat Austria 4-0 on Tuesday in the qualification round of the Sochi Olympics, extending the experience of playing for his father in international competition. The Olympic hockey rookies will face top-seeded and 2006 Olympic..." February 18

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    Matjaz Kopitar on Anze: "he just didn't feel good. Something with the stomach. He was without the power. Hopefully he's going to be better.'

  • Kopitar, Slovenia upset Slovakia for nation’s first Olympic men’s hockey win

    Pro Hockey Talk "So much for Slovenia’s men’s hockey team just being happy to participate in its first Olympics. Anze Kopitar and company surprised Slovakia 3-1 on Saturday (video), giving Slovenia its first-ever win at this level. The most stunning part – and most worrisome for Slovak hockey – is that this..." February 15

  • Olympics Matjaz Kopitar preparing Slovenia for big Sochi hockey moment

    Los Angeles Times "Matjaz Kopitar is a familiar sight around the Kings’ practice rink in El Segundo, usually watching proudly from upstairs while his son, Anze, hones the skills that have made the younger Kopitar one of the NHL’s top centers. Matjaz was around a rink on Wednesday, but he was thousands of miles..." February 08

  • Kopitar headlines Slovenian Olympic roster, brother snubbed

    Pro Hockey Talk "Slovenia released its roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Monday and, to nobody’s surprise, L.A. Kings forward Anze Kopitar — the lone Slovenian playing in the NHL — headlines the list of 25 players. What did come as a surprise, though, was that Kopitar’s brother — Gasper — has been..." January 06

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar has last word against San Jose Sharks, 4-3

    Los Angeles Times "His arms thrust high … and just like that, the weight seemed to lift off the shoulders of a jubilant Anze Kopitar after his second goal of the season. Nothing quite like an overtime goal against the league's best team to do the trick. The Kings center had broken a season-long scoring drought..." October 31

  • Kopitar makes right decision in Kings' 2-1 shootout win over Oilers

    Los Angeles Times "The shootout intelligence was good, of course. But you can crunch the numbers, listen to a successful teammate and in the end, it comes down to a split-second decision and maybe even a quick change of heart. That's what happened with center Anze Kopitar on Sunday when he scored the decider..." October 28

  • Kings need weary Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown

    Chicago Tribune "The locker room had emptied out, his teammates heading home, when Anze Kopitar finally emerged. Medical treatment for an unspecified ailment had kept him around late, but that wasn't the only reason for the weary look on his face. Kopitar had endured a tough night against the Chicago..." June 08

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar is accumulating points, if not goals

    Los Angeles Times "Good teammate that he is, center Anze Kopitar was happy about winger Dustin Brown's two-goal performance Sunday in the Kings' 4-3 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars. "We need everybody going. It was nice to see him get a couple," Kopitar said. "Hopefully, I will get a couple soon..." April 23

  • Kopitar scores deciding goal with 4:48 remaining as Kings win fifth straight

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings played a stellar defensive game Wednesday night. They had no choice because the Detroit Red Wings had them pinned in their own end of the ice for extended stretches and it looked like they were skating uphill whenever they controlled the puck. This wasn't what the Kings had in mind..." February 28

  • L.A. Kings' goal within reach, thanks to Anze Kopitar

    L.A. Daily News "Call it the Anze Kopitar reach. Kopitar's outstretched stick will go down in Kings lore and be replayed over and over again, for Kopitar made sure the Kings' miraculous road prowess remained intact in overtime of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. | See photo gallery. Kopitar yelled for the..." May 31

  • Anze Kopitar in right place at the right time for Kings

    Los Angeles Times "He was the player his Kings teammates would have chosen to be in this situation, to have a breakaway in overtime of the Stanley Cup Final, because they knew he would perform as if he were gliding on a pristine glacial lake instead of the choppy ice of the sauna-like Prudential Center. And there..." May 31

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar makes the NHL more popular in Slovenia

    Los Angeles Times "It would be darn near impossible to find a hockey fan in Slovenia who isn't rooting for the Kings. Call it the Anze Kopitar factor. "There is actually a pretty big buzz back there," said Kopitar, the Kings' 24-year-old center. "I've been going on online and reading some of the news from back..." May 28

  • Line of Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams tough to handle

    Los Angeles Times "They won a mere two games in December and ended up using seven goalies during a not-so-memorable Kings season in 2007-08. But one of those goalies — Jason LaBarbera — recognized something special in two of the Kings' young forwards, Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar. They had career breakthrough..." May 15

  • Good times roll for Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar

    Los Angeles Times "As the longest-serving current Kings, forwards Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar have been through the worst of hockey times. Brown, who made his NHL debut during the 2003-04 season, and Kopitar, who made an immediate impact as a rookie in 2006-07, have been there for all the broken promises and..." May 07

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar will be present and accounted for in playoffs

    Los Angeles Times "Kings' playoff chronicles: Leading scorer Anze Kopitar has gone from playing Vancouver … all the way to Vancouver again. This is progress? It is if you haven't been in a playoff game in nearly two years, an eon for a hockey player. When the Kings take the ice for Game 1 in Vancouver on..." April 10

  • Kings coach says he needs more from Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar

    Los Angeles Times "This time, the tough message wasn't aimed at struggling forward Dustin Penner. Instead, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter directed it at his star players, captain Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, calling out the duo. "These guys talk too much about the team," Sutter said Monday after practice. "They..." February 21

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar is learning what's best for him

    Los Angeles Times "Game-day skates are optional for the Kings, and their top six forwards and top four defensemen usually opt out in order to preserve their energy. But on Saturday morning at the Kings' practice rink in El Segundo, as for just about every game-day skate, center Anze Kopitar joined the youngsters..." October 23

  • Kings call Anze Kopitar's surgery successful

    Los Angeles Times "Anze Kopitar, the Kings 23-year-old star center, had successful surgery Wednesday to repair torn ligaments in his right ankle, the team said. "It went well and he remains out indefinitely," a club spokesman said, declining to elaborate. Kopitar, who still leads the Kings with 73 points, was..." March 31

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