The call might have seemed questionable to the referees in the Staples Center stands, but Kings center Anze Kopitar didn’t second-guess a hooking call that went against him and yielded the game-winning power-play goal for the Calgary Flames on Monday night.
“We definitely lost the special teams battles,” Kopitar said, referring to the Flames’ three-power play goals during their 3-2 victory. “Usually, when that happens, the outcome is not going to be very good. … We took some bad penalties, including myself. It was a stupid penalty on my part and shouldn’t have happened.”