Pearson's goal in the third period in Thursday's win against the Jets was also his first goal in eight games. After scoring a goal in three straight games from Feb. 27 to March 2, Pearson went ice cold, notching just one assist in his past eight games prior to facing the Jets. He's already reached a career high in points this season with 42, including seven on the power play, thanks to a huge increase in power-play ice time this season. He's a second-line scorer on a team that has trouble scoring, which makes him unreliable, but down the road should be able to consistently produce 40-50 points every season.
Pearson set up a trio of goals in Saturday's win over the Ducks. Watch out -- Pearson is getting hot. He has 11 points, including seven assists, in his last seven games. Perhaps more importantly, Pearson established a new career mark in points (37) with Saturday's burst. He's done it in 59 games, so watch for him to flirt with the 50-point mark this season.
Pearson contributed a power-play goal, an even strength goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Coyotes. All three of Pearson's points came in the third period, with his power-play goal concluding the scoring with 23 seconds to play. He has come alive offensively with six points in the past two games following a five-game drought.
Pearson recorded a goal, two assists, four shots and a plus-2 rating during Thursday's win over Florida. The outing snapped a five-game point drought for Pearson, and it was his first multi-point showing since Jan. 12. He's now up to a career-high 16 goals and is on pace to sail past last season's 36 points. Pearson still shouldn't be confused with a go-to fantasy asset, through. He's best left to deeper seasonal leagues and only utilized in daily contests against favorable opponents.
Pearson scored twice Thursday against the Blues. Both of Pearson's goals came in the second period. He beat Carter Hutton less than a minute after the backup replaced struggling starter Jake Allen, then connected again with less than 12 seconds left in the frame. Pearson now has six goals in his past eight games after going 15 without one.
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