Monahan came alive with a goal and three assists to go along with a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes. Monahan's third-period tally capped a four-point night for the previously-struggling center while also giving him his best individual game plus/minus rating since Dec. 10. The 21-year-old had been frustrating owners with just three points in his last 14 games, but his ability to eclipse that total in a single night speaks to the offensive capabilities he possesses.
After a scoreless outing Sunday, Monahan now has three points in his last 12 games. Monahan had been fairly consistent up to late December, but has hit the skids a bit. After exploding for 62 points last season, it's unlikely Monahan will get to either his point or goal (31) total from last season. The entire Calgary offense has not rolled at the same clip it has after catching lightning in a bottle last season, so Monahan certainly isn't alone in falling back to Earth in 2015-16. Keep an eye on him, however, as he is still the linemate of Johnny Gaudreau, who is still piling up points at a high level.
Monahan notched an assist Thursday but the Flames fell to the Coyotes 2-1. Monahan had been slumping a little bit, with no points in his previous five games. He has taken a minor step back in production in his third year, as he is unlikely to equal his 31 goals or 62 points from last season, but still is on pace for about 55 points.
Monahan recorded an assist and finished as a plus-1 during Tuesday's 4-1 victory over Winnipeg. Monahan's assist came on the power play, only his fourth point with the man advantage this year (82-game pace of 9.65) after scoring 19 in 2014-15. This fact has much to do with Calgary having the worst power play in the league, scoring at dismal rate of 11.4%. Despite the Flames' struggles on the power play, Monahan is still on track to match his 62-point haul from last season, a sign of the 21-year old's development at even strength.
Monahan scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Thursday's win over Buffalo. That's a four-game point streak for Monahan, who is on fire right now. The 21-year-old has scored in back-to-back games and is up to 10 goals and 22 points in 29 games on the season. The top-line center is a fantasy stud right now and will be for many, many years to come. Keep him rolling, as he's on track for another super season.
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