Carter scored four goals in Thursday's chaotic 8-4 win over the Sabres. Carter struck twice in the first period to stake the Penguins to a 2-1 lead. He put them ahead again with his hat trick goal in the second, then added an insurance tally in the third to cap off a remarkable performance. The 36-year-old center had six hat tricks in his career entering Thursday. For the season, he's up to 16 tallies, 13 assists, 151 shots on net and a plus-2 rating in 53 games between the Kings and the Penguins.
Carter scored a goal on five shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Bruins. Carter ruined Tuukka Rask's shutout bit with 2:21 left in the third period, cranking a blast off the post and in from the right faceoff circle. The veteran center has been an astute acquisition for the Penguins, providing three goals and an assist over his past five games.
Carter notched an assist for his first point as a Penguin in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Sabres. It's a bit strange to see Carter in new threads after he spent a decade in Los Angeles, but the low-maintenance veteran should have no problem holding his own a second-line center, at least until Evgeni Malkin (lower body) returns to action.
The Kings traded Carter to Pittsburgh in exchange for draft picks Sunday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. Carter has eight goals and 19 points through 40 games this season and will provide the Penguins with some middle-six depth. With Evgeni Malkin (lower body) expected to return soon, the 36-year-old veteran could end up as the team's third-line center behind Malkin and Sidney Crosby. Carter has won two Stanely Cups and has 120 career playoff games under his belt.
Carter scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist, served two PIM and added a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks. Carter opened the scoring at 11:43 of the first period, then set up Andreas Athanasiou's tally in the second. Through 40 contests, Carter has eight goals, 19 points, 117 shots on net and 22 PIM this season. He's mostly seen middle-six usage, which gives him some fantasy appeal in deeper formats.
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