Larsson scored the overtime-winning goal Friday against Calgary. It was the fifth goal of the season for Larsson and his third game winner -- talk about delivering in the clutch. The 24-year-old blueliner has produced 15 points in 24 games this season and sits 29th in the NHL with an impressive 65 shots on goal. While it's very unlikely he matches the 23 goals he scored last season, Larsson has scored four times in his last seven outings and is firing tons of pucks on net, so expect him to continue finding twine. The minute-muncher is an all-around fantasy asset and one of the best owns on the blueline.
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.
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