Maroon recorded two third-period assists during Wednesday's Game 1 win over Anaheim. After spending the better part of five seasons with the Ducks, Maroon got the best of his former team Wednesday. The winger posted career-high marks in the goals (27) and points (42) columns this season and has flourished at five-on-five alongside Connor McDavid. Maroon has been held to a goal and two assists through seven playoff games, though.
Maroon practiced on the team's third line and is expected to line up there in Game 5, Jack Michaels of Oilers Radio Network reports. After a career year in the regular season, Maroon has yet to record a point in the playoffs. Moving off Connor McDavid's line is certainly a demotion, but it doesn't completely strip Maroon of value. He'll be skating alongside Zack Kassian, who leads the team in goals this postseason.
Maroon found twine twice in a 3-2 win over visiting San Jose on Thursday. His 26th of the season tied things up midway through the first period, while his 27th at 7:51 of the third held up as the game-winner. Maroon has come out of nowhere with his affinity for lighting the lamp this season, as his previous best was 12 last year. Also, his 169 shots (and counting) are significantly more than his career-high 120 from 2014-15, so clearly the Connor McDavid effect is spectacularly real.
Maroon set up two goals in a 4-3 loss Wednesday to Anaheim. Maroon has been chugging along nicely lately, ringing up seven points in his last five contests. He's been a bit goal-heavy this year (25 compared to just 14 assists), but it's indisputable that the former Duck has easily had the best season of his career, obliterating his previous personal best of 11 goals -- which is, of course, thanks in large part to the elite dishing ability of linemate Connor McDavid.
Maroon scored on the power play and at even strength Thursday against the Bruins. Maroon opened the scoring with the extra man 4:29 into the game, then doubled his team's advantage just 59 seconds later. His early contributions were only the tip of the iceberg in what was ultimately a 7-4 victory. Just three of Maroon's 24 goals have come with the extra man, but he also sports a career-best plus-13 rating after finishing plus-2 in this one.
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