It was probably best not to remind
But Kopitar already toiled through his own tough slump this season. He was named the league’s first star of the week on Monday -- on the basis of his nine-point performance in the last three games. The second and third stars, respectively, were Philadelphia Flyers right wing
"I just try to ride the wave as long as you can," said Kopitar, who had a career-high five points on Thursday against St. Louis. "Pretty much play like I normally play and obviously the last couple of games, things have been going well. The bounces have come and just got to build on it."
Kopitar was talking after Monday’s morning skate, a few hours before the Kings’ final game before the Christmas break. They face the divisional rival
"Tonight is obviously a big game for us, standings wise, points wise," Kopitar said. "We want to finish this off on the right note before we have this little break."
He earlier noted how one play can help turn things around for a struggling player.
"I guess so. Sometimes that's what happens," Kopitar said. "I started feeling good in the St. Louis game [Thursday] and started making some plays and the game slowed down a bit. Then you can see the game, see the ice a little bit better and away you go."