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LA Kings center Anze Kopitar
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ANAHEIM AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — Heading into the second round playoff series between the Los Angeles Kings
and the Anaheim Ducks
, a matchup that Southern California hockey fans have been waiting twenty years for, much of the hype focused on the battle between two of the National Hockey League
’s best centers, Anze Kopitar
of the Kings, and Ryan Getzlaf
of the Ducks.
Getzlaf is a finalist for this season’s Hart Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s Most Valuable Player, while Kopitar is a finalist for the Selke Trophy, awarded to the league’s top defensive forward.
Looking at their offensive numbers, Getzlaf is fifth in playoff scoring with three goals and seven assists for ten points, with a +1 plus/minus rating and six penalty minutes in seven playoff games.
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