Saad found twine, tacking on an assist and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win against the Blackhawks. Saad finished the regular season on an absolute tear, lighting the lamp in three straight and five of the last six. In that span, the 23-year-old tallied a ridiculous seven goals, ending the year at 31. The 2011 second-round pick set a new career high with 53 points, and looks to be a fine addition by Columbus after spending four seasons with the Blackhawks.
Saad scored his 30th goal of the season in Friday's 4-1 win over the Sabres. A late-season surge isn't improving the Blue Jackets' odds of landing Austin Matthews in the draft lottery, but it's a good sign that Saad didn't quit on a disappointing season, scoring six goals in his last five games to give him his first career 30-goal campaign. If he picks up one more point Saturday against his former Blackhawks teammates, he'll also tie his previous career high of 52 points.
Saad scored a goal and added a helper in Wednesday's 5-1 win over Toronto. The first-year Blue Jacket has been on a heater of late, racking up five goals and four assists over his last eight games. With a pair of games remaining on the 2015-16 slate, Saad has achieved career highs in goals (29), power-play goals (six), game-winning goals (seven) and shots on goal (229), but he's still two shy of his career-high 52 points set last season. Look for him to push for a new milestone against the Sabres on Friday and his former team (Chicago) in the season finale Saturday.
Saad registered his first career hat trick and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 5-1 win over Carolina. Saad is finishing the season strong for the Blue Jackets, reaching the scoresheet in five of the last six. The winger has lit the lamp in two straight games, upping his total to 28 markers on the year and four multi-goal outings. The 23-year-old sits just two points shy of 50 for a second consecutive season.
Saad scored a power-play goal and managed four total shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders. The goal was Saad's first in 11 games, dating back to Feb. 27 and probably one that shouldn't have happened. Saad put a soft shot on net from outside the blue line and Thomas Greiss muffed the save. The 23-year-old has now picked up points in four of his last five games.
Last 7 Games
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