Carter registered an assist while hoisting six shots on goal during Sunday's 2-0 win over Carolina. Carter assisted the Kings' second goal of the game, an empty-net insurance goal in the final minute of the win. It was the ninth assist of the year for Carter, as he upped his point total to 14 in 27 games played.
Carter notched a power-play goal Thursday, but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss to Edmonton. Carter has done a nice job producing as of late with three points in his past four games, but the Kings just aren't generating enough offense (2.2 goals per game) to make him a valuable option in many formats. If LA gets things figured out in the attacking zone, he'll be worth having, but for now, he's limited to matchup-based spot starts.
Carter had an assist during Sunday's 5-2 win over Edmonton. Carter set up one of his side's five goals, ending the game with one point and one shot on goal. It was the eighth assist of the year for the center as he now has 12 points in 23 games played.
Carter unloaded a power-play goal to complement a 5-on-5 assist in Saturday's 4-1 home win over the Blue Jackets. Carter has two consecutive multi-point outings, and three of his four goals this season have taken place on the man advantage. Even the casual hockey fan should be familiar with Carter -- he's produced 0.74 points per game over 14 seasons between the Flyers, Blue Jackets and Kings -- but his team is averaging a league-low 2.15 goals per contest, thus making it difficult for Carter to produce consistently.
Carter scored with the man advantage and set up an Ilya Kovalchuk goal, but his team dropped a 5-2 decision to the Flyers on Thursday. Carter ended a three-game scoring drought by hitting the twine in the second period and giving the Kings a chance before things fell apart over the rest of the contest. Los Angeles' struggles aren't helping Carter, who is producing at slightly below average by his usual standards. Keep him active, but be open to other options if a matchup is good.
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