McDonagh posted a pair of goals in a 4-1 victory over the Red Wings on Sunday. The Rangers captain is having another strong season in pretty much every category except the goal-scoring department, so it was nice to see him rectify that a bit Sunday. He now has five goals and 38 points in 68 games. McDonagh probably won't match his nine goals from last season, but he's five points shy of a career high. He also has a chance at career bests in plus/minus, power-play points and penalty minutes.
McDonagh collected an assist on the only goal during Monday's overtime win against Tampa Bay. The helper snapped a six-game point drought and improved McDonagh to 35 points for the campaign. With 120 shots, 136 blocked shots, 35 PIM and a plus-17 rating, the New York captain is in the midst of an excellent fantasy showing. He's leading the Rangers in ice time and quarterbacking the No. 1 power-play unit, too, so there is no reason to expect his production to drop off.
McDonagh scored his first goal since Dec. 23 in the first period of Sunday's 2-1 win over Washington. He'd been ice cold recently -- four points in a 12-game span entering Sunday's action -- and the goals have certainly not been flooding in at any point this year, but the Rangers' captain has still nearly equaled his production from the last two seasons. With 33 points in 57 contests, McDonagh just needs one more decent hot streak to beat out his career high of 43, set back in 2013-14.
McDonagh went scoreless with a minus-2 rating, one shot and six blocks in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders. The blocked shots were one short of his season high. Of course, fantasy owners expect blocks to be just a part of McDonagh's stat package, but his offense has dried up recently -- he has just four assists in his last 12 games. That said, he's at least shooting relatively often (24 in that span), so he should come out of this slide, especially if his career-low 2.0 shooting percentage starts normalizing.
McDonagh went scoreless with a minus-2 rating against the Islanders on Thursday. He'd picked up points in four of the last six, but McDonagh still hasn't put up a multi-point outing since doing so twice in a row in late December. Even so, the Rangers' captain is just two points short of last season's total (34), putting him in prime position to set a new raft of career highs before the year is out.
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