Carter dished out a pair of helpers in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Blues.
Carter's linemates Tanner Pearson and Dustin Brown also had two points apiece against the overmatched Blues. The veteran center is now riding a three-game point streak, and has 15 points over his past 11 games.
In nine games since Dec. 20, Carter has scored eight goals and added four assists. He is second in goals (22) behind only Sid the Kid, and he has climbed into the league's top-15 scorers overall. Not bad for a 32-year-old veteran in a young man's league.
Carter has been an absolute monster lately, piling up seven goals and nine points in his last seven games. He's also fired a hearty 25 shots on net during that span, bringing him up to 124 in 38 games this season. However, what's most impressive is just how many of those pucks have gone in -- with the recent outburst, Carter has now found twine 21 times, second only to Sidney Crosby's 26 for the league lead.
The veteran banged in two rebounds to up his goal total to 19 for the year, and Carter is well on his way to his third consecutive 60-point, 200-shot campaign. Veterans can often become undervalued fantasy commodities, and while Carter isn't going to continue scoring on 17.1 percent of his shots, he's still a high-end fantasy asset in all settings.
Carter's aggressive mindset has been prevalent throughout the season, as the 2003 No. 11 pick continues to find twine with regularity. The 31-year-old is now at 16 tallies on the year, which puts him on pace to clear 40 -- something he's only done once in his career, back in 2008-09 with the Flyers. In fact, he hasn't even hit 30 goals since 2010-11, but that looks nearly guaranteed to change this year.