Carter potted the game-winning goal and added in four PIM and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Flames. Carter has been rolling in his last few games, racking up six goals and three assists in his last six outings. With him launching the puck at the net 23 times in those six games, it's certainly not surprising that he is scoring with such ease. With 61 points on the season, he will almost assuredly top the 62 he put up last season and make this his most productive season since the 2010-11 season.
Carter scored his fifth goal in four games in Saturday's loss to the Stars. Carter brings it in bunches and this is no different. He now has 23 goals and still has an outside chance at 25 this season. Carter's days as a 30-plus goal man are long gone, but he remains a productive fantasy producer. However, he is 31 and age will erode his effectiveness over the next couple seasons. But playoff poolies should look at his work in 2013-14 (25 points in 26 games) and get him in the fold.
Carter scored twice and had an assist in Saturday's win over Edmonton. It was a big night for Carter's line with Milan Lucic and Tyler Toffoli, as the trio combined for 10 points in the victory. Carter has now scored at least 20 goals in each of his first four full seasons with the Kings and is up to 55 points in 70 games on the year. With 16 shots on goal in his last three games, Carter is heating up, so make sure he's in your lineup.
Carter picked up a power-play helper in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Winnipeg. Carter stopped his three-game cold streak, registering assist No. 7 in March -- his highest total in a month this season. The 31-year-old has now tied last year's apple total (34), and remains four shy of tying his career-high 38. It's possible the center sets a new milestone, especially being in the giving mood as of late. Additionally, Carter does have 12 shots on goal in his last two outings, so expect him to also find twine sooner rather than later due to the aggressive mindset.
Carter handed out three assists Thursday, with the final one coming on Anze Kopitar's overtime winner against the Rangers. He's been rumbling along nicely of late, with eight points in his last six contests. Carter's been a consistent scorer this year, but not necessarily an explosive one -- this was just his second three-point effort of the year, with the last one actually a four-point night way back on Oct. 22. There's no reason not to expect him to be a scoresheet regular down the stretch as the Kings jockey for playoff positioning.
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