Thursday, May 31, 2012

NHL Bro of the Day: Anze Kopitar

By Danny Klau

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At 8:13 of the 1st overtime, Anze Kopitar netted home the game winner on a breakaway vs. Martin BROdeur to give the LA Kings a hard-fought victory in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  Kopitar found himself all alone off of a feed from Justin Williams. He was left open after both Bryce Salvador and Dainus Zubrus collapsed towards Williams when he received a clearance in the neutral zone.

Williams backhanded towards Kopitar who had all the time in the world to put a move on Brodeur, and what a slick move it was. The goal ended a boxing match of a hockey game which saw both teams trading punches until Anze's knockout blow. On top of that, Anze can now put his first "Bro of the Day" in the trophy case.

May 30 - Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) scores the game-winning goal past Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) during overtime in Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. 

"I can't wait to post this on my Facebook!" - Anze Kopitar

Shout out goes to Jonathan Quick, whose miraculous third period save on Devil's Captain Zach Parise made it all possible.


In other NHL Bro News, the hockey writers here at would like to tip our hats to Nicklas Lidstrom, who is set to announce his retirement in a press conference on Thursday morning. The 7 time Norris Trophy winner played every single one of his 1,564 career games with the Detroit Red Wings. They made the playoffs in each of his 20 seasons (what?!?!), including 4 Stanley Cup Championships. Not to mention a Conn Smythe Trophy, oh yeah and an Olympic Gold Medal. The man is the arguably the best defenseman to ever play the game.


Best of luck, Bro.

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