NHL Lockout: Kopitar Scores, Dominates in Swedish Debut
After witnessing Anze Kopitar's triumphant return to Swedish hockey on Tuesday, friend of TCL Petter Filipsson had this to say via twitter:
— Petter Filipsson (@PetterFilipsson) September 25, 2012
Well it appears that the recent Stanley Cup winner has adjusted to life in the SE-2 quite well. In his first game in Sweden’s second league (the top league has barred locked out NHL players from signing there although it appears that ban will be lifted soon), the Kings’ Slovenian center bagged a goal and three assists, denoted by the "1+3" in the tweet.
Kopitar's visiting Mora IK team defeated Patrik Berglund's VIK squad 6-2 in Berglund's homecoming. The home crowd, knowing a transcendent perfomance when they see one, gave the star opponent a standing ovation as the clock wound down.
Here are the highlights: