Kopitar scored a power-play goal and added a helper in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights. Kopitar's two-point effort got him to 60 points for the season, doing so in 81 appearances. The power-play tally prevented him from going empty on the man advantage this season, which would have been the first time since 2012-13 with no scores on the power play. While it's not the 92 points he had in 2017-18, Kopitar remains a valuable fantasy option heading into next year.
Kopitar notched a helper Monday in what was otherwise a ruined milestone evening, marked by a 7-2 loss to Calgary in Kopitar's 1,000th career game. It's appropriate that he earned an assist in his 1,000th game, because Kopitar has consistently racked up large helpers and has never had fewer than 12 more assists than goals in a season. Kopitar's team might be a mess this season, but he remains a solid play in most formats because of how well he sets up the Kings' few goals.
Kopitar generated a power-play assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blackhawks. He fed Drew Doughty for the game-winning goal in overtime. Kopitar has 57 points (21 goals, 36 helpers) in 77 games this season. Monday's game against the Flames is likely to be a milestone night, as it would be Kopitar's 1,000th regular-season contest. He has 885 points in the first 999 games of his career, never posting fewer than 52 in a non-lockout season.
Kopitar posted three assists in an 8-4 loss to the Oilers on Tuesday. This is mostly too little, too late for the 31-year-old. A season after posting a career-best 92 points, Kopitar has seen both his shots on goal and shooting percentage drop significantly. Even more problematic, Kopitar is 22 assists from his total last season. Looking at his entire career though, last season's 35 goals and 92 points were certainly an outlier for Kopitar, and in that sense, his 2018-19 numbers aren't as disappointing. Hopeful no owners were counting on him repeating his career 2017-18 season at age 31. He has 21 goals and 56 points with a minus-14 rating in 75 games this season.
Kopitar scored the game-winning goal and added a helper in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks. Kopitar has five points in his last three games, after he went without a point in his previous five outings. He's at 53 points (21 goals, 32 helpers) in 72 games this season. Kopitar's 0.74 points-per-game pace is the second-worst of his career, behind only the 0.68 clip he registered in 2016-17.
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