Couturier scored a goal with two assists and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 6-3 victory over the Islanders. He factored into all three goals the Flyers scored in the first eight-ish minutes of the game, keying a much-needed rout. Couturier's operating at a point-per-game pace over his last 14, and he's plus-16 in that span as well. The optimistic perspective is that he's finally arriving as the lethal two-way center he's always had the upside to be; the pessimistic perspective is that he's tended to run hot and cold throughout his career so far, so we don't know whether he'll be able to keep this up.
Couturier recorded three helpers in Sunday's win over Carolina. Couturier is on track to finish the season strong, racking up nine points in his last eight games. The 24-year-old has had a down season, managing just 11 goals and 26 points in 55 games, but it's a positive things are coming together now. He's currently skating on the third line with 20-goal scorer Brayden Schenn, so he could be of use down the final stretch of the season.
Couturier scored a goal, added an assist and registered eight shots on net with a plus-2 rating during Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh. It was an impressive showing from Couturier, and his eight shots stand as a career-high mark. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old pivot has missed substantial time to injuries again this season and has posted just 11 goals and 23 points through 53 games. Considering that he doesn't move the needle in the secondary categories and center is a deep fantasy position, there aren't many settings where Couturier is a viable option.
Couturier provided a pair of second-period assists in Tuesday's 6-3 road win over the Sabres. The Flyers made life miserable for Sabres backstop Robin Lehner, who went the distance despite allowing points from 10 different skaters donning the Orange and Black. Anything but a poster boy for health, Couturier has only drawn into 49 of 65 games this season, but he's a mainstay on special teams when he does suit up, averaging 1:53 on the power play and 1:49 while shorthanded.
Couturier (illness) is in the lineup for Thursday night's game against the Panthers. Couturier's illness was short-lived, so he'll remain in the lineup without missing a game. He'll likely center Philadelphia's third line with Nick Cousins and Dale Weise on his wings.
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