Granlund scored his first goal of the postseason and added an assist in Friday's Game 5 overtime win over the Stars. It was a breakout effort for Granlund, who had been held off the scoresheet in the previous four games. The 24-year-old has a strong all-around game, firing four shots on goal in 25:10 of ice time. Granlund is skating on the top line with Mikko Koivu, and now that he's broke out of his scoring slump, the Stars may have their hands full in Game 6.
Granlund scored the team's lone goal in Sunday's loss to the Jets. The Wild ended up falling 5-1, as Granlund finished with a minus-2 rating in the contest to fall to minus-11 on the year. The 24-year-old continues to add to his career-best totals in both goals (13) and points (44) and now has five points in the last five games.
Granlund assisted on Zach Parise's second-period goal and potted a shorthanded empty-netter Saturday in a 4-0 win against the Avalanche. With those two points, the Finnish center has now matched his career high 41, although he's sitting on a career-worst minus-10 rating even after going plus-2 in this game. He's been a little more consistent in the offensive end recently, but Granlund's fantasy value is nonetheless limited to deeper formats.
Granlund scored twice Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Canadiens. One goal came on the power-play; the other was the game winner. Granlund now has a new career mark in goals (10), but he needs to develop some consistency -- he has just three points in his last eight games. Those gaps in production make Granlund a tough activation right now.
Granlund scored the game-winning goal on a third-period power play in Thursday's 2-1 win over Toronto. It was just his eighth goal of the year, but that actually ties Granlund's career high -- he's got exactly eight goals in three consecutive seasons now. There hasn't been any offensive development this year, but at least it's promising that the Wild's 2010 first-round pick is on pace to set a new career high in games played. He got into just 68 last year and 63 the year before, but the 24-year-old Finn hasn't missed a game this year.
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