Palat scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Penguins. Palat has two multi-point efforts in the first three games of this series, which accounts for exactly half of his postseason production. The 25-year-old winger has been Tampa Bay's most dangerous forward against the Penguins, but his teammates will have to follow suit if the Lightning are to dig themselves out of their current 2-1 hole.
Palat tallied a pair of points -- including the game-winning goal -- in Friday's 3-1 win over the Penguins in Game 1. Friday marked the first multi-point effort of the playoffs for Palat, who is now up to six points in 11 games this postseason. He received some serious ice time in this one (21:43), which was nearly a full four minutes more than his regular-season mark of 17:55, showing just how much trust head coach Jon Cooper has in the two-way Czech forward.
Palat's first goal of the series was the eventual game winner as the Lightning took Game 4, 3-2. Palat's goal came on the power play, assisted by Drouin and Kucherov, both of whom finished the night with three points apiece. Palat's a strong two-way player and not necessarily the guy Jon Cooper looks to for offense, but Palat came through in a big way on his first goal.
Palat grabbed a power-play helper in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Panthers. Palat is on a fine run, reaching the scoresheet in four straight with a total of seven points. March has easily been the most productive month for the 24-year-old, as he's amassed seven goals and seven helpers in 12 outings. The winger is finishing strong, which should keep owners happy down the stretch.
Palat had three assists and fired eight shots on goal in Friday's win over the Islanders. The Lightning have won three straight games and Palat has played a key role, racking up two goals and six points in that span. The 24-year-old is really starting to heat up for a Tampa Bay team that just retook over first place in the Atlantic Division. Use him well.
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