The mojo between Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown has reached a point where they can combine for a goal even though neither actually put the puck in the net.
Midway through the first period Sunday, Kopitar executed what seemed like a called shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E: Through the defender’s legs, off another defender’s stick and between the goalie’s legs.
His intended pass to a driving Brown unfolded in that exact pattern against the New York Islanders.
It was an instant snapshot of the Kings through five games.
Brown and Kopitar have scored eight of the Kings’ 16 goals, and they combined for a great defensive play that led to the game-winning short-handed goal in...