Pics and video from Saturday: Kopitar brothers vs Leksand

On Saturday afternoon, in front of 7,382 fans at the Tegera Arena – roughly double the size of the crowds he’s been playing in front of in Sweden and less than half as many as he’s used to in the States – Anze Kopitar skated in his fourth game for Mora IK.

It could be argued that the 25-year old Slovenian, locked out of the NHL for the past few weeks, is playing for the love of the game these days. Centering a line that features his brother on left wing has worked out well so far, as the team is now 3-1 since he arrived.  However, after Saturday’s 3-2 shootout win, it’s Gasper who leads the Kopitar family in goals at the moment. Anze finished the game without a shot on goal for the second straight contest, but won 14-of-21 (67%) in the faceoff circle.   Through four games now, he’s accumulated a goal and five assists.

Meanwhile, Gasper scored Mora’s second goal of the game on Saturday – giving him two goals and one assist on the season.

Because Mora IK (short for Ishockeyklubb) and Leksands IF (short for Idrottsförening, which translates to ‘sports club’) are located in the Dalarna province, when the two teams meet it’s called a ‘derby.’ Basically, it’s like saying they’re cross-town rivals.  Here’s some pictures and video highlights from what went down…

Kopitar Kings Mora Sweden MayorsManor

Kopitar Kings Mora Sweden MayorsManor

Kopitar Kings Mora Sweden MayorsManor

Mora Sweden MayorsManor

Kopitar Kings Mora Sweden MayorsManor

Kopitar Kings Mora Sweden MayorsManor

MayorsManor was the first to bring you photos from Anze’s adventures in Sweden, including posting photos of him mere minutes after he took the ice for warm-ups in his first game last weekend. We’ve continued to bring you photos and videos since then (game one here, game two here) and will do so until the NHL lockout ends.

Mora and the Kopitar brothers will play again on Wednesday, taking on former Kings center Jared Aulin and Örebro HK.

Recent Articles

Stars Kings Nov 2014 hockey NHL

In the Room: Kings and Stars talk 5-4 win by Dallas

Following the Kings wild 5-4 loss to the host Dallas Stars on Saturday night, here is what was being said in both locker rooms: Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on the team’s play in the first period: “I think we both had great opportunities in the first period. They scored on theirs and we didn’t. [...]

Stars Dallas NHL hockey

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Stars, November 22

With the Kings set to complete their three-game season series with the Stars in Dallas on Saturday night, we have our first return guest here on the Puck Probability series. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News was so much fan last time around, he’s back to help us close out the set between these [...]

Seguin Stars

Things You May Not Know: Kings-Stars Finale Edition

This is it. In just about a three-week span, the Kings and Stars will have completed their three-game season series. Dallas, fresh off their Friday trade with the Sharks – where they sent defenseman Brenden Dillon to San Jose in exchange for defenseman Jason Demers and a third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft – [...]

Major News Items

Zykov NHL LA Kings

LA Kings 2014-15 Prospect Rankings: The Coveted Top 5

With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we’re now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. The … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. [...] you missed earlier today, we also posted pictures and video here from Anze Kopitar’s most recent game in Sweden …plus, you can find exclusive pictures [...]

  2. [...] you’ve missed the previous pictures and videos we’ve posted of Kopitar in Sweden, click here to check them [...]