• Takes maintenance day Thursday

    News: Jeff Carter didn't take part in Thursday's practice, but the veteran forward was reportedly just taking a maintenance day, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
    Analysis: It remains to be seen if Jeff Carter will suit up for the Kings' Oct. 3 preseason finale against the Avalanche, but he isn't currently in any danger of missing the team's Oct. 7 regular season opener against the Sharks.
  • Kings' Carter Notches Two Helpers

    News: Jeff Carter recorded his second straight multi-point game Saturday, collecting two assists and firing five shots on goal in a win over Colorado.
    Analysis: Jeff Carter has now hit the 60-point mark and is finishing the season strong, recording three goals and eight points in his last six games. He sits 16th in the NHL goal-scoring race with 28 goals and should keep producing in these crucial last few games for the Kings.
  • Kings' Carter Scores Twice In Win

    News: Jeff Carter scored twice on six shots in an 8-2 win over the Oilers on Thursday.
    Analysis: Jeff Carter's making a late-season surge for the 30-goal mark, as he's tallied five times in his last 10 games, pushing him to 28 on the season. Carter reached the 30-goal mark in three consecutive years with Philadelphia from 2008-09 to 2010-11, but hasn't matched the feat since.
  • Kings' Carter Tallies Goal On Tuesday

    News: Jeff Carter lit the lamp in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.
    Analysis: Jeff Carter attacked the net upon receiving a perfect pass from Dwight King. With 54 points (26 goals, 28 assists), Carter is enjoying his most productive season with the Kings since joining the team during the 2011-12 campaign.
  • Kings' Carter Pots Goal In Victory

    News: Jeff Carter potted his 22nd goal of the season in Thursday's shootout win over the Canadiens.
    Analysis: Jeff Carter has found the net four times in his last three games, despite attempting a rather modest total of seven shots. His shooting percentage is bound to take a dip in the near future, but he's still on track for his best season in four years. His production (50 points, plus-7 rating over 64 games) has outstripped even his star teammate, Anze Kopitar, who is one point behind Carter for the team scoring lead.
  • Kings' Carter Pots Two In Loss

    News: Jeff Carter scored both of his team's goals in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.
    Analysis: Jeff Carter followed up his 10 points in a six game stretch with three straight off the scoresheet, but he was able to end that drought with his fourth multi-goal game of the season. The 30-year-old has now tallied at least 20 goals for the eighth straight season, and should end up around the 60-point mark.
  • Kings' Carter On Fire With Two More Goals

    News: Jeff Carter found the back of the net twice in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche.
    Analysis: Jeff Carter is scorching hot right now, having put up nine points over a five-game scoring streak. The Kings have won all five of those games, so it's no secret that the 30-year-old is important to the Kings' success. Carter is now two goals shy of his eighth 20-goal season and has a total of 45 points in 57 games this year.
  • Hat Trick Of Assists For Kings' Carter

    News: Jeff Carter took eight shots on goal Thursday, and though he didn't score, he went home with three assists and a plus-3 rating.
    Analysis: If you're going to fire eight shots on net without scoring, that's the way to do it. Jeff Carter's rattled off five points in the last two games after going four straight without a point, so he's heating up again. While his inconsistency can be maddening, 41 points in 54 games plays in a lot of fantasy formats.
  • Kings' Carter Grabs Two Points

    News: Jeff Carter tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: The multi-point effort ends a four game slump without a point for Jeff Carter. The 30-year-old is now up to 38 points through 53 games, and while he'll need a strong second half push to match last season's 27 goals, his improvement in the assist department should allow him to surpass his 50-point output from a year ago.
  • Carter Leads Kings To Victory

    News: Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist in a 4-3 win over Chicago on Wednesday.
    Analysis: Jeff Carter now has goals in back-to-back games after having just one goal in his previous eight games in January.