So, say Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams are on the ice for the first shift of Tuesday night’s Kings-Capitals game at the Verizon Center, and there’s a loose puck along the boards that both forwards would naturally fight for. Ex-teammates play against each other frequently – such is the reality of n... Read More
On his performance:
We got the start that we wanted. Then a bit of a letdown, I don’t think they had the start that they wanted. They came right back pretty strong and we realize they have good players that can make skillful plays and that’s what ended up happening. Bottom line for us... Read More
Reporters and broadcasters spoke with Anze Kopitar and Jhonas Enroth after the Kings’ practice at Boston University on Wednesday, and while the team indicated today that Jonathan Quick’s injury is of the day-to-day variety and doesn’t appear to be severe, there were still questions asked about the i... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on the breakdown for the Kings:
Kind of stopped playing there and started watching. They got two quick ones on us and then it's a brand new game. Again, after that we just took too many penalties. They got a couple power play goals and that cost us.
Kopitar, on where the team's at ... Read More
Anze Kopitar met with the media under some circumstances that were ideal (hello, $80 million) and some that weren’t (the Kings had blown a two-goal third period lead in a 5-3 loss to the Senators). In his voice, the frustration and wear over a missed opportunity on Sunday was apparent, though there ... Read More
As first reported by LA Kings Insider, Anze Kopitar has finalized his eight-year contract extension with the Kings. According to this report from Darren Dreger and supporting an earlier report by Bob McKenzie, it is a front-loaded eight-year, $80-million contract. According to Pierre LeBrun, the ext... Read More
Milan Lucic and Anze Kopitar, thought to be oil and water when they were aligned together immediately before the Christmas break, have been playing very good hockey together since.
At the moment this should be taken with a small sample size warning, considering only seven games have elapsed and b... Read More
Jonathan Quick, on what he liked about Sunday night’s win:
Finished our homestand up. We had four games before a long trip, and we got quality points. That’s something that we weren’t maybe doing early on in the season. We’re getting better at home and we’re finding ways to win games in different k... Read More
On Anze Kopitar’s season-high minutes played at Tampa Bay:
Probably overtime. The first three or four games of the year he spiked into the two-three, two-four thing, and then we got it back down. It’s a reflection on not so much Kopi but everybody. You want to keep him in that, and it’s the same a... Read More
Anze Kopitar, who has proven to be among the most durable players not only on the Kings but across the NHL, is expected to play against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight only two days after leaving a win over the Blues after weathering a blow to the right side of his head from St. Louis forward Ryan... Read More