Carter scored a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Islanders in Game 6.
He opened the scoring just 87 seconds into the game, driving to the net to take a Kasperi Kapanen feed and beating Ilya Sorokin five-hole. Carter led the team with four goals in the series and finished with five points, 17 shots and four PIM in six games. He was highly productive after being acquired from Los Angeles at the trade deadline and is under contract for the 2021-22 season.
Carter scored twice, including once on the power play, and had a pair of shots in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Islanders in Game 3. He also won 14 of 20 faceoffs.
The trade-deadline acquisition keeps paying dividends for the Penguins. Carter's first goal, a blocker-side wrist shot from the right circle, gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead at 13:33 of the second period. He added his second tally with the man advantage seven minutes into the final frame, taking a feed down low from Evgeni Malkin and shelving it to make it a 4-3 game. Carter has hit the scoresheet in all three games of the series so far, registering three goals and an assist with nine shots.
Carter scored a goal on three shots and added a pair of hits in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 2.
Carter received a Jared McCann centering pass in front, got a step around a New York defender and slid the puck through netminder Semyon Varlamov to give Pittsburgh a 2-0 first-period lead. The goal turned out to be the game-winner after Josh Bailey finally got the Islanders on the board late in the second period. The 36-year-old Carter has a goal and an assist through the first two games of the series, generating seven shots on goal.
Carter scored four goals in Thursday's chaotic 8-4 win over the Sabres.
Carter struck twice in the first period to stake the Penguins to a 2-1 lead. He put them ahead again with his hat trick goal in the second, then added an insurance tally in the third to cap off a remarkable performance. The 36-year-old center had six hat tricks in his career entering Thursday. For the season, he's up to 16 tallies, 13 assists, 151 shots on net and a plus-2 rating in 53 games between the Kings and the Penguins.
Carter scored a goal on five shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Bruins.
Carter ruined Tuukka Rask's shutout bit with 2:21 left in the third period, cranking a blast off the post and in from the right faceoff circle. The veteran center has been an astute acquisition for the Penguins, providing three goals and an assist over his past five games.
Carter notched an assist for his first point as a Penguin in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Sabres.
It's a bit strange to see Carter in new threads after he spent a decade in Los Angeles, but the low-maintenance veteran should have no problem holding his own a second-line center, at least until Evgeni Malkin (lower body) returns to action.
The Kings traded Carter to Pittsburgh in exchange for draft picks Sunday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Carter has eight goals and 19 points through 40 games this season and will provide the Penguins with some middle-six depth. With Evgeni Malkin (lower body) expected to return soon, the 36-year-old veteran could end up as the team's third-line center behind Malkin and Sidney Crosby. Carter has won two Stanely Cups and has 120 career playoff games under his belt.
Carter scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist, served two PIM and added a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
Carter opened the scoring at 11:43 of the first period, then set up Andreas Athanasiou's tally in the second. Through 40 contests, Carter has eight goals, 19 points, 117 shots on net and 22 PIM this season. He's mostly seen middle-six usage, which gives him some fantasy appeal in deeper formats.
Carter scored a goal on two shots and added four hits in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Coyotes.
Carter tied the game at 3-3 with his tally at 4:17 of the third period. The 36-year-old forward snapped a seven-game goal drought. He's up to 17 points, 110 shots on net, 34 hits and a minus-8 rating in 38 appearances overall. Carter has mostly worked in a middle-six role this year.
Carter posted an assist in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
Carter picked up the secondary helper on the lone goal by Matt Roy. With just four points in 13 outings during March, Carter hasn't been a consistent scoring threat. The 36-year-old forward has 16 points, 98 shots on net, 16 PIM and a minus-7 rating through 33 games.
Carter scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights.
Carter tallied at 17:28 of the third period in response to Tomas Nosek's lone goal for the Golden Knights. The goal ended Carter's seven-game scoring drought, during which he had only one assist. The 36-year-old has slowed down with just three points in his last 10 outings, and he has 15 points, 87 shots on net and a minus-8 rating through 30 contests overall.
Carter produced an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.
Carter assisted on Andreas Athanasiou's third-period insurance marker. After a hot start to the year, Carter has cooled off. He has two goals and an assist in his last eight games, but he had a five-game point streak prior to this recent tough run. The 36-year-old is up to 14 points, 73 shots, 21 hits and a minus-4 rating through 25 outings.
Carter scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues.
Carter received a pass from Andreas Athanasiou and rushed the net. The 36-year-old Carter beat Blues goalie Ville Husso with a patient shot and a lateral move to buy time. The veteran forward has five goals, 13 points, 66 shots on goal and a minus-4 rating through 22 games. He's been a solid producer in a second-line role, and he's also earned four of his points on the power play.
Carter scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Wild.
Carter tallied at 17:10 of the third period, denying Wild goalie Cam Talbot a shutout. The 36-year-old Carter has been a steady presence on the scoresheet in February with three goals and three helpers in 11 contests. The Ontario native has four goals, 12 points, 56 shots on net and a minus-3 rating through 19 outings overall.
Carter scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Coyotes.
Carter gave the Kings a 2-0 lead with his tally at 11:50 of the first period. The 36-year-old now has a three-game point streak, with two goals and an assist in that span. Carter is up to nine points, 45 shots and a minus-5 rating through 15 appearances. He may be a bit streaky at this point in his career, but he's seeing top-six minutes and a decent share of power-play time, so he can be expected to get prime scoring chances.
Carter posted a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Wild.
Carter set up Jaret Anderson-Dolan for the opening tally just 3:26 into the game. After going five games in a row without a point, Carter has a goal and an assist in his last two outings. The veteran forward is up to eight points, 42 shots on net, 14 hits and a minus-5 rating through 14 appearances. With some power-play time and top-six usage, Carter should carry fantasy appeal in deeper formats.
Carter scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
The Kings had a failed challenge on Alex Iafallo's power-play goal, which also came on a delayed penalty. Carter cashed in on the 5-on-3 situation for the final goal of the game. It's just the second goal of the year for Carter, who also has five helpers, 40 shots on net and a minus-5 rating through 13 appearances.
Carter produced a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Avalanche.
Carter earned the secondary helper on Drew Doughty's second-period goal that got the Kings on the scoreboard. Few veterans have had a renaissance like Carter's to open the year -- the 36-year-old has one goal, four helpers, 16 shots on net and a plus-3 rating in only four games. He was limited to 27 points in 60 outings last year, but the shorter season in 2020-21 could keep Carter fresher throughout the campaign.
Carter scored a goal on seven shots and added an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.
The 36-year-old Carter was by far the Kings' best player in the game. He got them on the board in the dying seconds of the first period and set up Andreas Athanasiou for the go-ahead tally in the second. Carter missed the end of the 2019-20 campaign and went under the knife for core muscle surgery in June, but he appears to be fully healthy to start 2020-21. Thursday proved he still has something left in the tank, although that may not be enough for fantasy managers to take notice of the veteran forward.
Carter has been cleared to take contact, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Carter underwent core muscle surgery in mid-June but appears to be making significant progress ahead of the season. The veteran is expected to be ready for the start of the campaign, per the report following the initial procedure, and the latest update seems to follow that trend. Carter is preparing to embark on his 17th NHL campaign but hasn't topped the 33-point mark over the last three seasons.
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|05/26||@ NYI||L 3-5||1||0||1||+1||18:00|
|05/24||vs NYI||L 2-3 (2 OT)||0||0||0||0||19:46|
|05/22||@ NYI||L 1-4||0||0||0||0||16:10|
|05/20||@ NYI||W 5-4||2||0||2||+1||19:51|
|05/18||vs NYI||W 2-1||1||0||1||0||17:25|
|05/16||vs NYI||L 3-4 (OT)||0||1||1||-2||19:56|
|05/08||vs BUF||W 1-0||1||0||1||+1||14:34|
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