Getzlaf notched two assists -- one on an empty-netter -- and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia. This wasn't the most exciting multi-point effort, but it's still his fourth in six games, perpetuating what's now a 13-game hot streak in which Getzlaf has racked up 15 points and a plus-10 rating. Only two of those points were goals, but at least they both came within the last four games. That should give Getzlaf owners continued optimism despite the fact that he's slotted himself into the role of a puck distributor, as he's still stuck on a skimpy five tallies to go with his 33 assists for the season.
Despite losing 6-2 to Pittsburgh on Monday, Getzlaf had a great night, scoring a goal and assisting on another. The Ducks' captain really filled out the scoresheet in this one, contributing five shots on goal, two blocked shots, three hits and two PIM in addition to the two points. He was also the only Anaheim skater to finish with a plus rating (plus-1) in what was an otherwise a miserable night for the visitors. Getzlaf now has eight points in his last five games and 36 in 47 on the year, so look for him to keep up his current scoring pace as he aims to lead the Ducks into the postseason come April.
Getzlaf scored for the first time since Dec. 31, and added an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over Los Angeles. Getzlaf has dished out a healthy 30 assists in 45 games played, but has found the back of the net just four times after scoring at least 25 goals in each of the last two seasons. His unsustainably low 4.4 percent shooting percentage is partly to blame for the lack of scoring, so expect the veteran center to pick up the pace moving forward as that number reverts closer to his career mark of 12 percent.
Getzlaf picked up a pair of assists -- one on an empty-netter and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Bruins. He's been racking up helpers steadily -- eight in the last eight games -- but Getzlaf remains stuck on just three goals for the season, with the last one having come on New Year's Eve in Edmonton. He's never been an insanely high-volume shooter, but Getzlaf still averaged nearly three shots per game last season; he's barely at two per game so far this year, and before Tuesday's pair, he'd only had two in the prior four games. The Ducks would surely like to see him be more assertive in that regard, considering he continues to play major minutes as the top-line center.
Getzlaf assisted on Anaheim's lone goal in Sunday's loss to the Red Wings. That give Getzlaf points in back-to-back games after the starting off the new year by going scoreless in three straight. Getzlaf now has 25 points in 37 games this season, not inspiring by any means but still good enough for second on the team behind Corey Perry. Despite the dip his numbers have taken this season, Getzlaf is still a decent fantasy option down the middle.
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