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Kopitar says Game 2 wasn’t “Pittsburgh-Philly” dirty

May 16, 2012, 12:56 AM EDT

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Maybe Anze Kopitar would feel differently about Game 2 if he received the same “treatment” as Los Angles Kings captain Dustin Brown, but he downplayed how nasty the Phoenix Coyotes seemed to get tonight. Dan Rosen has his amusing take on the contest.

“I don’t think it was too dirty,” Kopitar said. “I don’t think it was Pittsburgh-Philly like.”

Leave it to the best player in the Western Conference finals to give us all a little extra perspective.

Still, that doesn’t mean there weren’t some rough moments. The standout incidents were Shane Doan‘s boarding hit on Trevor Lewis, Mike Smith swatting Brown, Martin Hanzal boarding Brown and Derek Morris‘ knee-to-knee hit on Rob Scuderi.

(By the way, Morris’ knee-to-knee did draw a Pittsburgh comparison, but an older one. Dennis Bernstein reports that a league executive compared it to something Ulf Samuelsson would do.)

  1. blomfeld - May 16, 2012 at 1:30 AM


    Friends, we all know that the “cornered” rat is the most dangerous of all. This type of behavior is to be expected and therefore this under-handed reaction from the Enrons was “par for the course”. Nonetheless, the struggle now returns to “ground of our choosing” and so these people had better be ready ! We LA Kings are now headed for the high ground and some miserably bankrupt organization like the Coyotes ain’t gonna get in our way ! …. no way Jose ! :) :) :) :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. hogblogger8i6 - May 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Crosbyesque slashes, slashes like the one Thomas did to the back of the knee on Burrows (?) last year, and especially last night’s very dangerours slash by Coyotes goalie Mike Smith on the back of Dustin Brown are disgusting.

    I will never understand how this type of garbage goes unpunished by the NHL.

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