What a freaking hockey game. Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals was a heck of a back-and-forth tussle that could have gone either way. It was a hard-hitting, fast-paced hockey game in which the goaltenders shined. Well, the goaltenders and Anze Kopitar.
The Los Angeles center stepped up in overtime with the game tied at 1-1. The 24-year-old got behind New Jersey’s defense, gathered a pass from Justin Williams and completely befuddled Martin Brodeur with an incredible move to put the game away and give the Kings a 2-1 win.
Video of the goal is after the jump.
What a sick move.
It was Kopitar’s seventh goal of the playoffs, and it gave the Kings a 9-0 record on the road this postseason. The team has also won 11 road playoff games in a row dating back to last season, and Jonathan Quick is now the first goalie to ever win 11-straight on the road in the playoffs.
It has been an incredible run and Kopitar’s latest tally was as sweet as anything we’ve seen in the playoffs thus far.