Somewhere it would be important to note that Team Toews beat Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Team Foligno 17-12 at Sunday’s All-Star Game, and we’ll eventually get to the post-game minutiae. But first, this moment, always:
Chris Sutter leaning on Radim Vrbata and Alex Ovechkin and summoning Patrick Kane, forever.
In the less important stuff, Anze Kopitar was held scoreless – he and Zemgus Girgensons were the only skaters on either team to be held without a point – over 12:40 of ice time. He did not attempt a shot, though he did win seven-of-12 faceoffs. Drew Doughty assisted on Patrick Kane’s first goal, attempted one shot and blocked a shot over 20:15 of ice time.
Blue Jackets and Team Foligno forward Ryan Johansen was named the game’s MVP as part of a two-goal, four-point performance. He led all skaters with seven shots on goal in a game that was broken open by Team Toews’ seven-goal outburst in the second period.
In addition to Darryl Sutter and Davis Payne coaching Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty on Team Foligno, the Kings were also represented by Head Equipment Manager Darren Granger and Assistant Equipment Manager Dana Bryson on Team Toews. Both Granger and Toews are included in the Team Toews photo at the bottom of the page.