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.
Kopitar scored a power-play goal and added an assist during Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Carolina. The veteran continues to score like clockwork and has now marked the scoresheet in 15 of his past 17 games for six goals and 15 assists. Kopitar is up to 23 tallies and 38 helpers through 56 games for the campaign, and he offers a high-floor, high-ceiling fantasy combo because of his huge role -- he entered Tuesday's game averaging 21:58 of ice time per contest with 2:53 on the power play. It's also worth noting that Kopitar is on track to post a career-best point total.
Kopitar scored a goal and an assist while adding two shots, two blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Oilers. It looked like he was headed for a rare scoreless night, but Kopitar got in on both of the Kings' empty-net tallies inside the final two minutes. The 30-year-old has been outstanding since the calendar flipped to 2018, scoring four goals and 17 points in 14 games, and an injury could be the only thing standing between him and his first 80-point campaign since 2009-10.
Kopitar dialed in a goal and a power-play assist in Saturday's 6-0 home win over the Coyotes. Kopitar only received five seconds of ice time with the man advantage, but he made it count by earning a secondary apple in that special teams situation. Kopitar is averaging an absurd 21:52 TOI this season -- with 2:51 taking place on the power play -- so you can be sure that he'd ordinarily be situated in that spot. This game simply got out of hand quickly, and it allowed Kings coach John Stevens to reallocate the minutes for his team.
Kopitar extended his point streak to six games Tuesday, notching a pair of assists in a win over the Stars. Kopitar picked up right where he left off prior to the All-Star break, helping lead Los Angeles to a second consecutive victory. Kopitar is having a phenomenal season with 19 goals and 53 points through 50 games. The 30-year-old is sporting a plus-19 rating and has been ridiculously consistent with his production. Use him well.
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