Kings center Anze Kopitar had enough top-notch scoring chances Thursday to have racked up three or four goals against the Minnesota Wild. He didn’t convert any of those chances, which extended his goal drought to five straight games and he has scored only one goal in his last nine games.
Instead of becoming frustrated over not scoring, having had so many prime opportunities has reassured Kopitar that his streak is bound to end soon. He's hoping to become as productive as his right wing Justin Williams, who has scored goals in five straight games.
“It would worry me if I didn’t have chances, if I didn’t have shots, if I wasn’t around the net,” Kopitar said Friday. “I’m sure you’ve heard that before. It’s nothing new.
“You’re getting chances, one of these days something is going to go in and then I’m going to go on a little run like Justin is now. He’s got the hot stick right now. Hopefully he keeps it going.”