Ekman-Larsson dished out a pair of assists in Monday's win over the Maple Leafs. After notching just one point through the first four games, Ekman-Larsson has heated up of late, collecting five points (all assists) through the next five games. The 24-year-old blueliner already appears to be well on his way to a third straight 40-point season.
Ekman-Larsson tallied an assist and skated a game-high 28:41 in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Devils. Ekman-Larsson got the primary assist on Mikkel Boedker's game-tying goal with 50 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but Arizona would fall shortly after, 3-2. It was just the third point in six games for the Coyotes' top defenseman, who is no stranger to the scoresheet. He now has assists in back-to-back games, so it's something to build on.
Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up where he left off last season with a goal Friday against the Kings. Ekman-Larsson, the Coyotes' leading scorer from last season, floated into the slot where Max Domi found him for Arizona's second goal. It was a play you would expect from the offensive-minded defenseman, as he abandoned his post at the blue line to create a scoring chance. It paid off, and would prove to be the decisive goal in the game. He played 5:11 of the Coyotes 6:00 on the man advantage. As long as he's healthy, Ekman-Larsson shouldn't leave your lineup.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson will play for team Sweden at the upcoming World Championships, reports Sarah McLellan of AZ Central.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice and added an assist in a win over the Sharks.
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