What's 6'4" and gets its heart stomped by Anze Kopitar all the time?
Poor Patrik Berglund. Even when he goes back to play in his own country during the lockout, he can't escape.
The last time Bergund faced Kopitar, the Kings had kept him pointless and completed a sweep of his St. Louis Blues. After the 6-2 thrashing Mora put on his Västerås team yesterday, the hapless center must have had deja-vu.
Some highlights here (a little wobbly, but since Sweden's blocking video, we're grateful for them):
Though Berglund scored late when the game was already out of reach, Kopitar had a four point night. To make matters worse, he doesn't even seem to have kicked into full gear:
NHL scout Hakan Andersson thinks Anze Kopitar's only playing at half speed. Seems to be enough to get 2 points/period at this level #lakings— Linus Hugosson (@linushugosson) September 25, 2012
Berglund is a fine young player who probably has a bright future ahead. But that day, he must have rolled his eyes to the hockey gods and cried: "Not him again."