Mitchell scored Montreal's first goal in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win in Vancouver. Mitchell had gone 39 games without a goal before redirecting Andrei Markov's shot to give the Habs a 1-0 goal early in the first period. After starting the season with five goals over the first 10 games, Mitchell has scored just three times since.
Mitchell notched his sixth and seventh goals of the season in Thursday's 5-2 victory over New Jersey, rounding out his line with a plus-2 rating and two PIM. Over the prior dozen games, Mitchell had collected exactly zero points and eight shots on net, so this pretty much came out of nowhere. His four shots in this one represent a season high, but he still skated a modest 13:34 with no power-play time. Perhaps those in super-deep fantasy formats can find a place for him, especially with Montreal so thin at center right now, but the vast majority of leagues should have better options on the waiver wire.
Mitchell potted his fifth goal of the season Wednesday night in Montreal's 3-0 blanking of Vancouver. Seeing Mitchell lead the Canadiens' roster with five goals after 10 games is certainly a surprise. To gain some perspective, he was Montreal's goal-leader early on last season when he scored five in his first 11 games, but scored just six more over the final 60 contests. Enjoy the run now, but empirical evidence tells us it won't last.
Mitchell (face) is in the lineup Monday against the Flyers. Mitchell left Saturday's game after sustaining a cut above his eye, but appears no worse for wear as he's in uniform Monday in his regular spot centering the Habs' fourth line. The veteran has goals in each of his last two games so he'll no doubt be looking to continue that trend at home against Philly.
Mitchell took a high stick to the face as he scored his third goal of the season in Saturday night's 4-2 win over the Bruins, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. Mitchell's goal was the insurance marker, but it came with a price. The fourth-line center sustained a cut above his eye. Presumably, the Habs will address the cut and Mitchell will be ready to go Monday night at home against the Flyers.
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