Burakovsky opened the scoring for the Capitals in their Game 1 overtime win over the Penguins on Thursday. Burakovsky lit the lamp on a rebound, counting as his first point of the playoffs. He's an accurate shooter, having posted a shooting percentage of 13.6 percent over the past two seasons, but with that in mind, the Austrian could afford to put the puck on net more often. Burakovsky only has nine shots in the playoffs and that severely limits his value in playoff pools, but perhaps the goal will give him the confidence necessary to play a more assertive game for the rest of the playoffs.
Burakovsky logged his seven multi-point game of the season Thursday against Pittsburgh. Burakovsky's goal and assist are probably little consolation as his team was unable to complete the comeback and lost to the Penguins in overtime. The winger was finally able to end an eight-game scoring drought dating back to Mar. 22. Given his relatively low price and consistent production for most of the season, recent pointless streak aside, the 21-year-old could be an option for your daily lineups, although his absence on the power play does give one pause.
Burakovsky potted a goal in Sunday's loss to the Penguins. The goal tied up the score late in the second period, but it was all downhill from there for both the Caps and Burakovsky, who finished the 6-2 loss with a minus-3 rating. The 21-year-old has been productive finding twine and dishing out helpers and looks to be primed for a big year next season.
Burakovsky had an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks. His 20th helper of the season, the 20-year-old Swede continues to build on an impressive 2015-16 season with his 34th point in only 65 games. Meshing well with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Williams on a potent second line, Burakovsky should be squarely on your radar come draft day this fall.
Burakovsky had an assist in Saturday's 2-1 OT win over Boston. The helper came on the game-winning goal, giving Washington and NHL-record 100 points through just 65 games. The 20-year-old Swede is emerging as a bonafide top-six winger and should be on your radar for next season's drafts.
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