Kopitar scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Thursday's win against the Jets. Kopitar and the Kings kept their playoff hopes alive with the win, and he now has five goals and five assists in 10 games in March. The Kings were able to garner the win thanks to the Jets' inept penalty killing, and for the 10th straight game Kopitar played more than 20 minutes. He's a workhorse center who still manages to score a surprising amount considering how much defense he plays, but unfortunately doesn't have an elite scoring winger who can help boost his offensive totals. Kopitar is a solid fantasy option because he contributes in so many other areas, but his offensive production has fallen off a cliff this season with 46 points in 67 games after he put up 74 points in 81 games last year.
Kopitar garnered two assists in a 3-2 shootout loss to Arizona on Tuesday. The Kings' captain picked up the secondary apples on both of Tyler Toffoli's goals, one of which came with the man advantage. Kopitar has been productive lately with nine points over his last nine games, but the fact remains that he's put up just 42 in 63 contests this year, which is disappointing for a guy that's had showings of 70 or more in five of his last six full NHL seasons.
Kopitar scored his ninth goal of the season and added a helper in Saturday's win over the Capitals. It may seem crazy Kopitar has only found twine nine times this season, but he's been hot of late, managing three goals and seven points in his last seven games. He's still on track for 50 points and is going to be counted on down the stretch as the Kings battle for a playoff spot, so make sure you use him well.
Kopitar scored his team's first goal on the power play in Saturday's game against the Canucks. It's the first time all season Kopitar has lit the lamp in consecutive games all season, Elliott Teaford for the Southern California News Group reports. Kopitar is having a down year by his standards, but he still has a chance at a 50-point season. While he isn't piecing together goal streaks, he is still a valuable contributor in most fantasy pools.
Kopitar tallied two assists Saturday in a win over Anaheim, but remains goalless for February. He's gone 11 games without a goal and he has just six -- yes, you read that right -- on the season. Kopitar has 35 points in 55 games, but he has never scored fewer than 10 goals and that was during the lockout-shortened season. Kopitar is part of the backbone of the Kings, but this offensive drop off does concern us a bit. He turns 30 this summer and he does have some heavy mileage on his body.
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