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Kopitar named NHL's 3rd Star of the Week

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings

The week for Anze Kopitar, who signed an eight-year contract extension with the Kings on Saturday, ended quite well, honored as the NHL’s Third Star of the Week along with Calgary’s Sam Bennett (2nd) and Chicago’s Patrick Kane (1st).

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From the NHL:

"Kopitar tied for the League lead with seven points (2-5—7) in three games as the Pacific Division-leading Kings (28-13-3, 59 points) gained four of a possible six standings points. Kopitar opened the week by notching one goal and three assists in a 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 11. On Jan. 16, he recorded one assist in a 5-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Kopitar finished the week with one goal and one assist in a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 17. The 28-year-old Jesenice, Slovenia, native is skating in his 10th season with the Kings and leads the team in assists (25) and points (38) this season."
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