So the game rests on the 19-year-old Anze Kopitar. Anze skates in, and attempts to go to his right, but then fakes Backstrom out with a reaching backhand.
The 6-foot-4 Kopitar is just able to direct the puck past a sprawling Backstrom pad into the net for the game winner. Kopitar is mobbed by his teammates, as the Kings break their five game losing streak in a shootout.
Rightfully so, Kopitar is the number one player of the game. His goal is not to be missed, so check out ESPN’s coverage of his goal. Check it out in slo-mo, and you can see just how close it was. One of the sweetest shootout goals I’ve ever seen.
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