Skip to content

Boudreau: Kopitar’s line dominated Getzlaf’s line

May 6, 2014, 9:42 AM EST

Ryan Getzlaf, Anze Kopitar Getty Images

Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf could wind up seeing Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar in his nightmares once the playoffs are over.

Getzlaf and the rest of the Ducks were shut down and shutout by the Kings in Game 2. With Anaheim having home ice in Game 2, coach Bruce Boudreau did his best to get Getzlaf and his line matched up away from Kopitar’s line.

As Boudreau said after the game, his reasoning was simple as Jon Rosen of L.A. Kings Insider shared.

Well, I did it because Kopitar’s line was dominating them,” Boudreau said. “When they’re dominating them, I could be stubborn and leave ‘em out there all day, but we had to move something around to get away from it, and maybe his line could get something accomplished.”

Nothing got accomplished, however, as the Ducks weren’t able to beat Jonathan Quick. While Getzlaf’s line with Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey were able to generate plenty of shots, the quality chances weren’t there to be had. As it is, Getzlaf has two assists in the series.

With how Kopitar and his line have played offensively (Kopitar has a point in every game in the playoffs so far), the defensive domination is an added frustration for Anaheim.

With the series moving to Staples Center in Los Angeles, Getzlaf and his linemates better get accustomed to seeing Kopitar and start finding a way to gain an edge.

Latest Posts
  1. Turris, Anderson lead Sens over Devils

    Dec 17, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

    Craig Anderson AP

    New Jersey has now lost five straight.

  2. Holland: ‘I’m not against fighting’

    Dec 17, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Ken Holland

    Detroit ranks 30th this season in fighting majors.

  3. Penguins recall goaltender Jeff Zatkoff

    Dec 17, 2014, 8:45 PM EST

    SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 11: Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff #37 of the Pittsburgh Penguins stops a shot by the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on October 11, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Penguins 6-3. Getty Images

    Marc-Andre Fleury is unavailable Thursday.

  4. Blues’ Schwartz (foot) placed on IR

    Dec 17, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    St. Louis Blues v Toronto Maple Leafs Getty Images

    Jaskin recalled from the American Hockey League.

  5. Watch Live: Bruins at Wild (8 p.m. ET)

    Dec 17, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

    David Krejci David Krejci

    Boston looks to snap a three-game skid.

  6. Bruins activate Krejci from IR

    Dec 17, 2014, 6:35 PM EST

    David Krejci David Krejci

    Has not played since Nov. 18.

  7. Ducks assign Gibson to Norfolk

    Dec 17, 2014, 6:20 PM EST

    Buffalo Sabres v Anaheim Ducks Buffalo Sabres v Anaheim Ducks

    Hasn’t played since suffering a groin injury Nov. 2.

  8. Preds’ Neal fined for diving

    Dec 17, 2014, 5:25 PM EST

    Florida Panthers v Nashville Predators Florida Panthers v Nashville Predators

    It’s the first time the league has made a fine public for embellishment.

  9. After surprising start, Flames sign Hartley to multi-year contract extension

    Dec 17, 2014, 4:53 PM EST

    Calgary Flames v Columbus Blue Jackets Calgary Flames v Columbus Blue Jackets

    Currently has Calgary in the thick of the Western Conference playoff chase.

  10. Rangers release Tallinder from AHL PTO

    Dec 17, 2014, 3:40 PM EST

    Henrik Tallinder Getty Images

    Veteran d-man no longer with the Hartford Wolf Pack.

  11. Robinson confirms he won’t be behind Sharks’ bench next season

    Dec 17, 2014, 3:02 PM EST

    San Jose Sharks v Phoenix Coyotes Getty Images

    Will instead serve in a “player development/consultant role,” and will work out of his Florida home.

  12. Henrik Sedin insists the Canucks are still feeling good about themselves

    Dec 17, 2014, 1:31 PM EST

    Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin AP

    Despite four straight losses and the memory of last season.

  13. Berra, buried: Avs to start Pickard for three-games-in-four-nights stretch

    Dec 17, 2014, 1:23 PM EST

    Winnipeg Jets v Colorado Avalanche Getty Images

    “In every game that he’s played, he hasn’t shown any signs of fatigue.”

  14. Six straight losses have Flames lamenting the turning of the tide

    Dec 17, 2014, 12:25 PM EST

    Karri Ramo AP

    “When we were winning games, it seemed those chances against would not go in.”

Featured video

Next steps for the Oilers after Eakins

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (4239)
  2. D. Krejci (3069)
  3. C. Crawford (2690)
  4. C. Kunitz (2306)
  5. B. Bishop (2247)
  1. J. Toews (2238)
  2. O. Palat (2017)
  3. C. Perry (1991)
  4. B. Elliott (1740)
  5. J. Boychuk (1604)