When I traveled to Sweden to write about Anze and Gasper Kopitar playing together during the lockout, I was fortunate to take in a Mora IK vs Djurgardens IF game at Hovet – next door to the iconic Ericsson Globe – in Stockholm.
Gabriel Landeskog played with Douglas Murray for Djurgardens during the lockout and recorded an assist as the home side built a 2-1 lead that stood up through two and a half periods of hockey.
With his side needing an equalizer, Anze Kopitar found a seam off a pass out of his defensive zone, danced around a Djurgardens defenseman, and scored the most highlight-worthy goal I saw in Sweden. Fast forward to 1:12 on the player below to watch that goal in its glory, and appreciate the fine Swedish commentary.
Mora eventually won the game 3-2 in a shootout, though Kopitar was denied in the extra session.
A stick tap goes out to John Hoven of Mayor’s Manor for originally embedding the video in a post back in October.
While you’re here, please watch this Swedish hockey commentator skating during pre-game and write letters to FOX Sports West to recommend that Patrick O’Neal is used in a similar capacity.
Also, what discussion of Stockholm Hockey would be complete without The Royal Half’s recap of The Humiliation at Hovet?