Los Angeles Kings: Anze Kopitar and His Sweet Short-Handed Goal

April 30, 2012 – 9:38 pm by Ryan Phillips

On Monday night the Los Angeles Kings took it to the St. Louis Blues in Game Two of their Western Conference Semifinal playoff matchup. The Kings jumped all over St. Louis, shooting out to a 4-0 lead after one period.

Anze Kopitar scored two of those goals, one of them coming when the team was short-handed. The above video shows that goal, as captain Dustin Brown broke up a pass deep in the Blues’ zone.

Brown then passed the puck off to Kopitar, whose sick stick-handling and balance ensured a goal. He stopped almost on a dime and brought the puck across the goal mouth, before slipping it past the right skate of St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott.

What a freaking move.

That gave Los Angeles a 2-0 lead that eventually became a 5-1 advantage midway through the second period, before cruising to a 5-2 win. That gave them a 2-0 lead in the series after two games in St. Louis.

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