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Kings' Anze Kopitar: Locked up through 2025-26
Kopitar inked a two-year, $14 million contract extension with LA on Thursday.
Kopitar has one season left on his eight-year, $80 million contract, so he's now locked up through 2025-26. He had 28 goals and 74 points in 82 contests last season, making it the 14th time in his 17-campaign career in which he's finished with at least 60 points. Kopitar will turn 36 years old in August, so the Kings are taking a bit of a risk by committing to him at a high cap hit for the next three seasons, but the signing will also provide LA with continuity since Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings and is now likely to retire wearing the team's jersey.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Posts assist in loss
Kopitar notched an assist and four hits in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5.
Kopitar has two goals and five helpers through five playoff contests, but the Kings are now behind 3-2 in the series. The 35-year-old was reunited with winger Alex Iafallo after Quinton Byfield was demoted to the third line mid-game. Kopitar is talented enough to be productive regardless of linemates, but he should benefit from some familiarity if that change sticks.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Nets power-play goal Sunday
Kopitar tallied a power-play goal in the Kings' 5-4 overtime loss to Edmonton in Game 4 on Sunday.
Kopitar is up to two goals and six points in four playoff appearances this year. His efforts are the latest chapter in what's been a great career for the 35-year-old. Through 90 career postseason contests, he has 24 goals and 76 points. Kopitar's marker Sunday put LA up 3-0 late in the first period, but Edmonton rallied from there to spoil the Kings' night.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Factors on every goal in Game 1 win
Kopitar scored a power-play goal on three shots and added three assists in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Oilers.
Kopitar played a key role in the Kings' third-period rally, including scoring the tying power-play goal at 19:43 of the frame. His third assist also came with the man advantage on Alex Iafallo's game-winner 9:19 into overtime. Kopitar entered this postseason with 22 tallies and 48 assists over 86 career playof appearances, and as a two-time champion, he's no stranger to delivering on the big stage.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: One of each in win
Kopitar scored a goal on two shots and added an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Ducks.
Kopitar has three multi-point efforts over his last six games, notching two goals and six assists in that span. The center finished the regular season with 28 tallies, 74 points, 169 shots on net, 87 blocked shots and a plus-20 rating in 82 contests. He'll look to lead the Kings from the top line in their first-round series against the Oilers.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Contributes three helpers in loss
Kopitar notched three assists, five shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Kopitar had a hand in each of the Kings' goals in the contest. The 35-year-old has six points, including three on the power play, over his last four games. For the season, the star center is up to 27 tallies, 45 helpers, 166 shots on net, 85 blocked shots, 67 hits and a plus-20 rating through 80 appearances. This is the first time in five years that he's topped the 70-point mark.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Nets power-play tally
Kopitar scored a power-play goal on three shots and blocked two shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Kopitar had a goal overturned early in the contest, but he was able to get it back. Unfortunately for the Kings, the captain's tally cut the deficit to 5-1. Kopitar had been limited to five assists over his last nine outings, a span in which the Kings have gone from outscoring their problems to a lot of tight and defensive battles. The center is at 27 goals, 69 points, 161 shots on net, 85 blocked shots, 67 hits and a plus-18 rating through 79 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Picks up two helpers Sunday
Kopitar recorded two assists in a 4-1 victory over Vancouver on Sunday.
Kopitar's second helper was recorded while LA had the man advantage. He's up to 26 goals and 68 points in 77 outings in 2022-23, including 18 power-play points. That's more points than he's recorded in a season since his 92-point 2017-18 campaign. Kopitar was going through a bit of a rough patch entering Sunday's action, having been held off the scoresheet over his previous four outings, but perhaps the 35-year-old will end the season on a strong note.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Dishes two helpers
Kopitar notched two assists and went plus-3 in Monday's 8-2 win over the Flames.
One of Kopitar's assists came on the power play. The veteran center has been a strong playmaker lately with a goal and six helpers over his last six games. He's up to 65 points (17 on the power play), 146 shots on net, 78 blocked shots and a plus-18 rating through 71 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Buries goal in win
Kopitar scored a goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
Kopitar had gone five games without a goal before netting the game-winner Thursday. He's had at least four game-winning goals in each of the last four seasons. The 35-year-old center is up to 26 tallies, 63 points, 142 shots on net, 76 blocked shots and a plus-16 rating in 69 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Sets up power-play marker
Kopitar registered a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
Kopitar fed Drew Doughty for a goal on a 5-on-3 in the second period. While Kopitar has no goals in his last five games, he's picked up four assists in that span. The 35-year-old center has 25 tallies, 37 assists, 16 power-play points, 141 shots on net, 76 blocked shots, 61 hits and a plus-15 rating through 68 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Distributes trio of assists
Kopitar notched three assists and went plus-3 in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche.
Kopitar helped out on the Kings' first three goals -- two by Adrian Kempe and one from Gabriel Vilardi. It had been six games since Kopitar last had an assist, though he scored five times in that span. The 35-year-old has reached the 60-point mark in all but one of the full-length campaigns in his career. He's at 25 goals, 36 helpers, 138 shots on net, a plus-15 rating, 74 blocked shots and 61 hits through 66 outings.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Reaches 25-goal mark
Kopitar scored a goal on two shots and blocked two shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Canadiens.
It wasn't anything like his four-goal performance Tuesday in Winnipeg, but Kopitar continues to wield a hot stick. His third-period tally Thursday stood as the game-winner and got him to the 25-goal mark for the first time since 2017-18. He's potted 15 of his goals over his last 23 contests. The top-line center has 58 points, 133 shots on net, 73 blocked shots, 60 hits and a plus-11 rating through 63 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Leads Kings with four goals Tuesday
Kopitar scored four goals in the Kings' 6-5 shootout victory over Winnipeg on Tuesday.
It was the sixth hat trick and second four-goal game of Kopitar's career. He's up to 24 markers and 57 points in 62 contests this season. Kopitar was held off the scoresheet in his previous two games, but before that he scored eight goals and 16 points over 10 contests from Jan. 24-Feb. 23.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Two points in OT loss
Kopitar scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils.
The veteran center opened the scoring midway through the first period before setting up Sean Durzi late in the third. Kopitar extended his point streak to four games with the performance, but he's been on fire longer than that -- the 35-year-old has seven multi-point efforts in the last 12 contests, racking up eight goals and 18 points during that time.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Spoils shutout bid late
Kopitar scored a goal on three shots and blocked four shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Wild.
Kopitar scored at 19:39 of the third period to spoil Filip Gustavsson's shutout bid. The tally was Kopitar's seventh over his last nine games, and he's added seven assists in that span. The 35-year-old center is up to 19 goals, 51 points, 120 shots on net, 67 blocks, 57 hits and a plus-7 rating through 58 outings this season, and his current play is putting him pretty close to must-start territory.... See More ... See Less
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