Anze Kopitar
C LA
4 months ago

Kopitar scored a power-play goal and added a helper in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
5 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
5 months ago

Kopitar generated a power-play assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

Kopitar 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 less than 52 in a non-lockout season.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
5 months ago

Kopitar posted three assists in an 8-4 loss to the Oilers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
5 months ago

Kopitar scored the game-winning goal and added a helper in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.

EDGE Analysis

Kopitar has five points in his last three games, after he went without a point in his previous five outings. Kopitar is at 53 points (21 goals, 32 helpers) in 72 games this season. His 0.74 points-per-game pace is the second-worst of his career, behind only the 0.68 clip he registered in 2016-17.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
5 months ago

Kopitar recorded an assist on the man advantage in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Kopitar's assist came on Dustin Brown's equalizer in the second period. Kopitar has 51 points (20 goals, 31 assists) in 71 games this season, although he also carries an unsightly minus-12 rating. After posting 92 points last year, it seemed the Slovenian center was back to superstar status, but he's been unable to replicate that performance and he remains a solid but unspectacular option in fantasy circles.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
6 months ago

Kopitar scored twice and added an assist on the power play in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

The Slovenian center did all he could to help his team, but they couldn't hold two separate leads in the contest. Kopitar skated in 14 games in February, registering five goals and 13 points but also a minus-9 rating for the Pacific Division's cellar dwellers. Simply put, the captain can't do it all by himself, but he showed Thursday that he can try.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
7 months ago

Kopitar scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the islanders.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old appears to be back in form, racking up two goals and five points in his last three games and recording 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in his last 21. The Kings have begun trading off assets, but while Kopitar still appears to have plenty left in the tank that could help a Stanley Cup contender, he likely isn't going anywhere unless the front office can find a taker for his contract, which has an onerous five years and $41 million left on it after this season.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
7 months ago

Kopitar (illness) joined his team for warmups prior to Saturday's game against the Islanders, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Los Angeles' elite two-way center is battling an illness but it wasn't enough to hold him out for this road showdown in New York. The 2018-19 campaign hasn't be too kind to Kopitar, as he's scored just 14 goals and 34 points after setting a new career high with 92 points last season.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
7 months ago

Kopitar is battling an illness that leaves him a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup versus the Islanders, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kopitar skipped the AM skate due to the illness, but he hasn't been officially ruled out for the evening's contest. He'll rest up and official word on his status for the contest should surface closer to the opening faceoff. If the veteran pivot can't go, Michael Amadio may b the top candidate to draw in for the Kings.