Zajac failed to get on the scoresheet Tuesday night against the Blues, snapping a three-game points streak. Amazingly, Zajac has six goals this season on 19 shots, leading to a 31.6 shooting percentage. That isn't a sustainable rate, but the veteran should have no problem eclipsing the 11 goals he posted last year, especially if he starts setting more shots on net.
Zajac scored his fourth power-play goal of the season in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Islanders. The Devils power play continues to cash in and Zajac has been the main beneficiary. New Jersey's highest paid center now has five goals and eight points in 11 games this season.
Zajac scored two power-play goals in Thursday's 4-1 win against the Flyers. Zajac has really thrived under new coach John Hynes, especially on the power play. Since failing to score in the Devils' first four games, Zajac has four goals and seven points in his past five. Zajac is beginning to find some chemistry with newcomer Kyle Palmieri as New Jersey continues to surprise this season.
Zajac got the secondary assist on Kyle Palmieri's power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. Zajac fed Jiri Tlusty, who sent the shot that Sergei Bobrovsky coughed up to Palmieri for the goal. The two-way center has really come on offensively of late, scoring two goals with three assists in his past four games. If Palmieri and Tlusty can get things going, Zajac should have no trouble maintaining a nice, steady scoring pace.
Zajac opened the scoring with a power-play goal in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win against the Senators. Zajac nearly blew a layup off a rebound, but was able to sneak the puck past Andrew Hammond for his second goal of the season. After a slow start, Zajac now has four points in his past two games. He's never going to be the same center that scored 67 points back in 2009-10, but the system change is definitely starting to help Zajac find his scoring touch again.
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