Pavelski scored twice in the third period of Sunday's win over the Blue Jackets. The Sharks entered the final frame down a pair of goals, but Pavelski helped them pull within one before sealing the game with an empty netter. The captain hadn't factored onto the scoresheet in the two games prior to Sunday, but he's now back up to almost a point-per-game pace (20 points through 21 games).
Pavelski potted the game-winning goal Friday against the Red Wings. Pavelski is now up to nine goals on the season -- fourth most in the NHL. The 31-year-old has scored a league-high four game-winning goals thus far and is sporting an impressive plus-8 rating. Having recorded 14 points, 58 shots on goal and two power-play tallies on the year, the all-round fantasy stud should be in your lineup every game.
Pavelski contributed two goals Tuesday, but the Sharks still lost to the Blue Jackets, 5-2. Pavelski is back to a point-per-game pace with eight goals and four assists. Those gaudy numbers will be extremely tough to sustain, but Pavs remains a hot commodity in fantasy circles and appears to be leading by example and taking his new captaincy role in stride.
Pavelski picked up a goal Saturday, but also had a minus-2 rating in a 6-3 loss to the Islanders. Pavelski and team suffered its first loss of the season, with backup goalie Alex Stalock experiencing a rough start in place of No. 1 starter Martin Jones, who was getting some much needed rest after winning the first four games. Chalk up the poor rating as an aberration, as Pavelski is likely to wind up on the better side of the plus-minus whenever Jones, currently second in the league in save percentage (.982), works between the pipes.
Joe Pavelski received first-star honors for his performance in Los Angeles on Wednesday, recording a goal and two assists on seven shots.
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