May 17, 2013, 12:43 AM EDT
Apparently Slovenian hockey players are tough, too.
Los Angeles Kings fans were understandably concerned when star center Anze Kopitar left Thursday’s Game 2 after taking a puck to the head in the third period:This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
The Kings already are without center Jarret Stoll, so losing another key pivot would have been brutal.
Instead, Kopitar returned in that same final frame, prompting the Kings arena staff to play the “Rocky” theme song.
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