Kopitar scored his 29th goal of the season and added three assists in Thursday's win over the Red Wings. Los Angeles handed Detroit its eighth straight loss and Kopitar factored in on all four goals. The first-line center is sporting a six-game point streak and has exploded for 15 points (four goals) in his last nine games. Kopitar has put himself in the Hart Trophy discussion by reaching 80 points for just the second time in his NHL career.
Kopitar picked up two assists, one on the power play, while adding six shots, two blocked shots and a minus-4 rating in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Blues. The 30-year-old continues to pile up the points, and Kopitar now has five multi-point performances in the last 13 games while recording five goals and 15 points over that stretch. He hasn't had an 80-point season since 2009-10, when he racked up a career-high 81, but he appears set to blow past that mark down the stretch.
Kopitar scored for the second consecutive game and had an assist in Tuesday's win over Vegas. That's back-to-back multi-point outings for Kopitar, as the Kings swept back-to-back games against the Golden Knights. The 30-year-old is having an excellent season, sitting on 27 goals and 70 points through 64 games. The top-line center is sporting a plus-15 rating and is on pace for a career year.
Kopitar scored a goal and added two power-play assists during Monday's 3-2 overtime victory against the Golden Knights. Kopitar's monster season continues to cruise along, as he's now up to 26 goals, 42 assists and 21 power-play points. Those marks have him on pace to post career-high totals across the board, which is quite an accomplishment considering his body of work since entering the league. Just note that there could be negative regression ahead of his 16.9 shooting percentage.
Kopitar scored two goals on four shots in a 4-2 victory over the Sabres on Saturday. The veteran center has bounced back from his 12-goal 2016-17 campaign to tally more than twice as many scores this season. That's now 25 goals in 2017-18, putting him five away from his first 30-goal season since 2009-10. Kopitar has a great shot to score his most points since that season too. And as usual, he's contributing at even strength, on the power play and in the plus/minus category.
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