After a statement game against the Blackhawks, the Kings took on another beast from the Central division tonight, the Dallas Stars. In big games like that, your best players have to step up and so far, Anze Kopitar has.
He scored a beautiful goal, putting his skill and patience on display. Milan Lucic, who was tied up on the left boards just inside the offensive zone made a back pass to Kopitar who was coming in with speed. He made a toe drag move on Kris Russel before out waiting Kari Lethonen and backhanding the puck into the empty net. Anze makes goals like this look so easy. He has such skill with the puck and is quite nifty when he gets some space. He definitely made Russel and Lethonen look silly.
The Kings want to continue to pick up wins to get some space between them and the Ducks and Sharks who are right on their tail.
Here is the Kopitar goal, courtesy of NHL.com: