NEW YORK -- Kings Coach Marc Crawford sees lots of potential in Alexander Frolov and Anze Kopitar.
The young forwards each had a goal and an assist Tuesday night to lead the Kings to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers.
"These guys are very good," Crawford said. "Their puck-protection skills are at a level of elite players. They protect the puck as well as Jaromir [Jagr] does. They may not have the offensive creativity yet as Jaromir, but they are still young, still developing. They've got tons of talent."
Frolov, 25, and Kopitar, 20, have been key components of the Kings' recent surge.
The NHL's worst team coming in, the Kings improved to 7-3-1 in their last 11 games.
"Even when we were on an eight-game losing streak [Dec. 12-26], we were playing really good, but we lost a bunch of one-goal games," Kopitar said. "Our record is not great, but the team is showing character and playing really hard now."