Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Video: Anze Kopitar Delivers Picture Perfect Pass To Dustin Brown; Play of Year?

In the era of the sports highlight it is typically the finish which gets the attention, and the finish on this play deserves its own credit, but as someone who enjoys the art of the assist there is no better than what Anze Kopitar pulled off last night for the Los Angeles Kings on a goal scored by Dustin Brown. On the play Kopitar lobbed a pass from just over his defensive blue line over the heads of two Sharks defenders and had it land perfectly at the top of the right face-off circle in the offensive zone. Dustin Brown like any good wide-receiver would take the puck and work some magic of his own going to the backhand over a sprawling Antti Niemi. 

What makes it even more impressive was how Brown never hesitated while the puck was in the air as if the play had been drawn up and practiced before that he had such trust in teammates immense talent to deliver it right where he did and not worry about the puck landing on his head. This is definitely the best passing play I have seen this year and for overall goal scoring play has to be right up there.