Video: Anze Kopitar takes puck to the face

Friday, May 17th, 2013

The Los Angeles Kings pulled off a playoff miracle on Thursday night, grabbing a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks from the jaws of defeat with two late goals. But the Kings almost didn't have their best player on the ice for the big finish, as center Anze Kopitar ...

Anze Kopitar Goal Draws Great Reaction From Opposing Coach

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

The Los Angeles Kings continued their improbable playoff run Thursday night with a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. The Kings now lead the Western Conference Finals series 3-0 and are an incredible 11-1 in the playoffs. While Los Angeles has mostly dominated the series to this point, Game 3 was ...

Phoenix Coyotes Goalie Mike Smith’s Ugly Slash on Dustin Brown

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The NHL's Western Conference Finals series has gotten a bit ugly. The Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings clearly don't like each other and it is starting to show. Aside from the normal chippy hits that happen from time-to-time, the Kings have certainly gotten under the skin of the higher-seeded Coyotes. ...

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

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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 ...

Hey Canada, How Does That Feel?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

While the United States continues to dominate the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, everyone paused yesterday so the host nation could play a little hockey against its neighbor to the south. It was lovely of the Canadians to allow the Americans on the ice and show us how to play ...

TheBaker Picks Team USA’s Olympic Hockey Team

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I know hockey is a niche sport. But if you can’t get excited about Olympic hockey, then I question your sports fandom. It's the best Olympic team sport out there. Far superior to basketball, which is basically a three-team tournament (and that's only a new occurrence). On paper, the United States ...