LA Kings center Anze Kopitar named the NHL’s third star of the week

Anze Kopitar recorded two goals and seven points in three games last week for the Pacific Division-leading Kings and the NHL named him its third star of the week. Kopitar had a goal and an assist in the KIngs’ 3-2 victory Sunday over the Ducks at the Honda Center. He leads the Kings with 38 points, including a team-best 25 assists. He signed an eight-season, $80-million contract extension last week, which could mean he plays 18 seasons with the Kings by the time in runs out in 2024.

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks was the first star of the week and Sam Bennett of the Calgary Flames was the second star.

Check back later for reaction after the Kings’ practice.