Kopitar scored twice and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Blue Jackets. Kopitar dominated Columbus, recording a plus-5 rating and bringing his point total to 11 on the season. He's only been held off the scoresheet twice in six games and is a prime reason why the Kings remain the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss. Kopitar struggled in 2016-17, but his potential bounce-back campaign is off to a great start. With a fantastic plus-11 rating and consistent point production, Kopitar deserves to be in your lineup every game.
Kopitar recorded a goal, an assist and finished with a plus-1 rating in Sunday's 3-2 win against the Islanders. After putting together his least productive full season to date in 2016-17, scoring 12 goals and 52 points, Kopitar has kicked off the 2017-18 campaign in a big way, with four goals and eight points from his first five contests. Los Angeles' No. 1 pivot has already logged three multi-point games and is currently riding a four-game point streak that he'll look to extend Wednesday against Montreal.
Kopitar scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames on Wednesday. He also posted a plus-3 rating and notched three shots on net. As anybody who drafted Kopitar highly last season surely remembers, thanks in part to an 8.0 shooting percentage, he was held to 12 goals and 52 points. So far this year he already has three goals and two assists. Fingers crossed that bad puck-luck doesn't return.
Kopitar scored a pair of goals and added a helper in Saturday's win over the Sharks. Kopitar is looking to rebound after putting up a lackluster 12 goals in 2016-17. The top-line center fired five shots on goal and was a plus-3 on Saturday, so he's off to a good start. He seemingly always comes to play against San Jose, with Saturday marking the eighth time in his career he's scored a game-winning goal against the Sharks. Kopitar remains an elite talent and is just two years removed from a 74-point season, so make sure you have him in your lineup as he looks to bounce back.
Kopitar will be protected from the expansion draft, John Hoven of Sirius XM reports. The 29-year-old center has a no-movement clause in his contract until the 2020-21 season anyway, when he'll then have to submit seven teams he could be traded to each year. Kopitar had three straight seasons with over 60 points, but he saw a drop off in 2016-17, only posting 52. As long as Kopitar is seeing over 20 minutes of ice time a game, though, coupled with significant power-play minutes, he'll continue to be a strong fantasy contributor for Los Angeles.
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