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Anze Kopitar raised his NHL leading points total to 24 with an assist on Sunday.

Kopitar assisted on the game tying third period goal by Marian Gaborik and is two points ahead of teammate Jeff Carter in scoring. Kopitar is now third all-time on the Kings in points during one playoff season as he trails only Wayne Gretzky (40 in 1993) and Tomas Sandstrom who had 25 in the same year.

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Anze Kopitar downplayed the pressure on the Kings as they get ready for Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.

"We really have nothing to lose," Kopitar said. "We're going to go out, we're going to play hard, throw everything on the line. At the end of the day we think, and we're confident enough, that if we do that, if we do play our game, we think we have a very good chance of winning." Kopitar is one of the main reasons the Kings have gotten this far. He has five goals and a league-leading 23 points in 20 playoff games.

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Anze Kopitar is having one of the best postseasons in Los Angeles Kings' history.

With 23 points in 19 games, only two Kings players have ever recorded more playoff points in a single year than Kopitar. They are Tomas Sandstrom, who had 25 points in 1993, and, naturally, Wayne Gretzky. During the Kings 1993 postseason run, Gretzky had 15 goals and 40 points in 24 games.

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Anze Kopitar recorded two assists in the Kings' 5-2 victory on Monday.

Kopitar has five goals and a league-leading 22 points in 18 contests. He's an early favorite for the Conn Smythe Trophy, but of course, its dependent on the Los Angeles managing to seal the deal against Chicago. The Kings currently have a 3-1 series lead.

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Anze Kopitar was held off the scoresheet on Saturday.

For the first two rounds of the playoffs, Kopitar was the Kings' greatest offensive weapon, but Chicago has held him to just one assist in three contests. Los Angeles has gotten its goals elsewhere though and still has a 2-1 series lead.

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Anze Kopitar was held pointless for only the second time in the 2014 playoffs on Sunday.

Kopitar leads the NHL in points with 19 and has now played 15 games. His outstanding effort has been a major reason in the Kings playing in the Western Conference Final as they have won both series in seven games.

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Anze Kopitar leads all NHL players in playoff assists, points and plus/minus heading into action on Sunday.

Kopitar leads with 14 assists, 19 points and a plus-eight rating. He has to be the early favorite for the Conn Smythe Trophy and should win it if the Kings win Lord Stanley's Cup.

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Anze Kopitar is one of the primary candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs' outstanding player as he and the Los Angeles Kings prepare for Sunday afternoon's opening game of the Western Conference final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Kopitar had nine points in the seven-game series against the Anaheim Ducks and was plus-5. He improved his stats with a goal and an assist in the Kings' 6-2 rout of the Ducks in Friday's Game 7. He leads all skaters in 14 post-season games with 19 points.

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Anze Kopitar pitched in a goal and an assist into Los Angeles' Game 7 victory over Anaheim on Friday night.

Kopitar leads all skaters with 19 points in 14 games so far in the 2014 playoffs. His Kings will try to take down Chicago en route to a Stanley Cup appearance in the third round that gets underway on Sunday.

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Anze Kopitar recorded an assist in the Kings' 2-1 victory over Anaheim on Monday.

Kopitar has recorded at least a point in 12 of his 13 postseason contests. With four goals and 13 assists, he has a three-point edge in the playoff scoring race.