If you’ve watched any hockey highlights on TV over the last 15 hours or so, you’ve probably seen Anze Kopitar’s shorthanded goal from last night a few times. Here is is, in case you haven’t seen it (or want to watch it a few more times), followed by Kopitar’s thoughts on the goal. Did he know he was going to make a move like that, before Dustin Brown’s pass arrived.
KOPITAR: “Actually, as soon as Brownie got the puck, I had a couple thoughts going through my mind. I thought it was going to one-time it first, because it was a good pass, or in the right spot. I just decided to not shoot, and it worked out pretty well.’’
Kopitar’s goal was the Kings’ fourth shorthanded goal of the playoffs. He was asked today if the team is doing anything different on the penalty kill, to force those chances.
KOPITAR: “Not anything different. We’ve been aggressive all season. Right now, obviously, it’s been paying off real well. We’ve got to continue doing that, and just go from there.’’