Nyquist netted a goal in a 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Wednesday. Nyquist certainly started the second half of the season the right way, although he didn't get any help from his teammates. However, the emergence of Dylan Larkin has hurt Nyquist this season, as he doesn't get as many minutes playing on the third line.
Nyquist picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Anaheim. Nyquist has had an up-and-down campaign so far, and his production actually has gone down every season he has been in the league. While he is still a decent scorer with 26 points in 48 games, he hasn't blossomed into the 60-70 point scorer many thought he would at this point. There is still time, certainly, but the way he burst onto the scene in 2013 may have bloated expectations a bit.
Nyquist scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 win over Arizona. The two-point outburst snaps a four-game drought for Nyquist, who has 25 points on the season. He's on pace for yet another 50-point campaign, but many believed Nyquist was going to take another step and enter the 70-point range this season. Though he's a great shooter and has more career goals than assists, he shoots the puck rather infrequently for a sniper, which may hamper his point totals a little. Regardless, he's a good depth forward to have on fantasy teams.
Nyquist scored his 12th goal of the season in Sunday's win over the Flames. The goal was the third in less than 10 minutes for the Wings, as they surged ahead for good before adding an insurance empty-net tally for the 4-2 win. Nyquist has potted four goals in the last eight contests and is on pace to hit the 50-point plateau for the second straight season.
Nyquist's point streak now stands at three games and five points (two goals, three assists) after he notched the game-winning goal in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Predators. Gus has seven points in his last five outings after getting 12 in his first 20 games. He's actually on pace for his first 30-game season. He's a must roll.
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