Horvat filled the scoresheet with a goal, an assist, a plus-2 rating, two PIM and four blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche. Horvat continues to be on a roll, as he's scored eight goals in the last 14 games after only scoring two in his previous 39 outings. The one blemish on his otherwise stellar record of late is his minus-8 rating in that same 14 game span. Despite that, you should still feel comfortable putting him in your lineup on a nightly basis.
Horvat scored an assist Tuesday against the Rangers, giving him 10 points in eight games. Horvat's hot streak cannot have come at a better time with Henrik Sedin (upper body) out until the All-Star break and Brandon Sutter (hernia) still out of the lineup. He's established some intriguing chemistry with left winger Sven Baertschi, and they have certainly elevated each other's games. Though Horvat's minus-21 rating is ugly, keep in mind he's the Canucks' best two-way center and often asked to shut down the opposition's top line at just 20 years old. He's got room to grow and in fantasy leagues that count faceoffs, Horvat can be a valuable asset, especially if he keeps scoring like this. He scored 25 points last year in his rookie season and should easily surpass that total soon.
Horvat played the hero Friday, potting two goals in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Hurricanes. His seventh of the year gave the Canucks the lead midway through the second period before he ended the game in overtime with his eigth. Horvat has been on fire recently with points in six straight games, a span that's featured six goals and three assists to give him 19 points on the year. While that's all fine and well, the sophomore currently carries an atrocious league-worst minus-20 rating, making him a tough recommendation in leagues that count plus/minus.
Horvat scored his sixth goal of the season and had an assist in Saturdays overtime loss to the Lightning. A dazzling showing from Horvat, who was named first star of the game. The 20-year-old has scored in three straight outings and is thriving as the team's second-line center right now. He's only got six goals and 15 points on the season, but he's struck three times on the power play and has turned it up a notch of late, so he could be worth looking at in deeper formats.
Horvat scored two goals on a team-high five shots in 18:08 of ice time Wednesday against the Hurricanes. The sophomore forward played arguably his best game of the season, setting new season highs in goals and shots. He's still scoring at a lower rate than he did as a rookie, and sports a horrendous minus-19 rating, but Horvat does have three goals in 2016 after lighting the lamp just twice in the whole 2015 portion of the campaign.
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