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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Anze Kopitar makes most of ASG

Associated Press

Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings was the first player from Team Lidstrom to score against Cam Ward of the host Hurricanes at Sunday's NHL All-Star Game.

With Team Lidstrom trailing 4-0 early, Kopitar skated in on the right side for a one-on-one chance against Ward and beat him to the glove side at 10:50 of the first. That briefly quieted a crowd cheering for Team Staal's trio of Hurricanes.

"I didn't know how the crowd was going to react to that," Kopitar said with a grin, "but they were pretty good about it."

Kopitar scored again in the second period, then made sure to grab some souvenirs before heading out of Raleigh.

"I got a jersey signed by everybody and I think I got a stick signed by everybody, so there's a few souvenirs I'm going to take home," he said.