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February 23, 2013 10:35 am

Kopitar versus Landeskog in Stockholm

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?

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