Frolov hot

With his three goals Thursday, Alexander Frolov has 54 points in 52 games. He could become the first King since Ziggy Palffy in 2002-03 to average more than a point a game in a minimum of 60 games played (Pavol Demitra had 62 points in 58 games two years ago). Frolov had a career-high 71 points in 82 games last season.

“If youre a scorer, you always have to try to score as much as you can, Frolov said. “You try to improve every year. You try to be better than you were before.

Frolov missed 11 games in November and December with a groin injury. He says it still bothers him and will the rest of the season, but it’s difficult to tell from his play. He has 15 points in the past nine games.

“You can kind of tell in certain situations that hes hurting, said Patrick OSullivan, who centered Frolovs line on Thursday and assisted on all three of his goals. “But it doesnt seem to matter, does it? Hes an elite player in this league. Hes really smart and always in the right place. I think all three of his goals yesterday he was standing still, so that shows how smart he is.

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