May 26, 2014 Leave a comment
[getty src="493673647?et=GsMo5wnCR9Baz13WnBtc9Q&sig=nQRDxxe1uMnaKxd0lL_VXvO1-3g3HH4Y4pzZeEuxeWM=" width="380" height="325"]LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — Prior to the start of the 2014 Western Conference Final, much of the talk was about the upcoming battle between two of the top centers in the National Hockey League, Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings, and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Conventional wisdom dictated that for whichever player won the battle between them, their team would win the series.
So far, the advantage goes to Toews.
Indeed, Kopitar has contributed just one assist in the series so far, and his line mates, left wing Marian Gaborik and forward Dustin Brown, have been held without a point in the series by Toews’ line, with Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa on the wings.