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08-17-2005, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Lion of the North
Ok, preseason game no.2 has been played, Södertälje SK (Kopitars SEL team) faced HV71 (another SEL team) in a barn with 1000+ spectators.

SSK won the game 3-0, it was HV71's first game of the season.
As can be expected of a preseason game the hockey wasnt very good, in fact both teams pretty much sucked. But it was entertaining because of the rough play, and the small rink meaning you can heckle the opposite team and reafs with some succes.

No points fo Anze im sorry to say but he was IMO the best forward on the ice, but as i said the "game" itself wasnt very good. He was the 1st centre for SSK, 1st PP and some PK time. He hit the post once and set up his linemates for a couple of good scoring chances, he tried some "rookie stuff" like trying to stickhandle through 3 players (and almost succeding)
Another plus for him is that he doesnt shy away from the physical play, he "crashed the net" a couple of times, and broke in from the wing on the first post. (dunno if this last part makes any sense in english)

As for pictures, the barn had very poor lighting, resulting in dark or smeared photos, i shot more then 20, but only 3 came out ok.
(all the hich res ones were **** )

Kopitar on his way to a faceoff
Kopitar at the faceoff circle, discussing something with D Jan Houkko, F Gabriel Karlsson is the other SSK player
Kopitar wins faceoff
Yes that makes sense, thanks for the recap, as well as the pictures!

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