Anze Kopitar makes most of ASG

Updated: January 30, 2011, 9:57 PM ET
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.

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