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Kopitar, like many others on the team, was sluggish to start off the year. However, after a torrid late February and early March, Kopitar has essentially busted the slump.
The young center has eight points in his last 10 games and has been playing some phenomenal two-way hockey. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Kopitar, though, is his recent dominance in the faceoff circle.
Kopitar hasn't always been great on the draw. Back in 2010-11, he was under 50 percent, which is low for a team's top center. However, over the past two seasons, Kopitar has turned a corner and is winning almost 55 percent of his draws and taking the majority of the team's faceoffs.
He's also better than 50 percent on short-handed draws, which will be essential in the big moments of key playoff games.
Doughty, who up until about two weeks ago had just a solitary goal on the season, has regained his confidence. He has seven points in his last nine games, including five goals.
His improved presence on the power play and at even strength will be a welcome sight for the Kings faithful, who haven't seen him this hot all season.