Yandle was held off the scorer's sheet in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals. Although he managed two more shots on goal (96 for the season) and three hits, he also registered a minus-1 in the loss. That's three straight games without a point after logging four points in his previous five contests. We wouldn't get too concerned as this is standard operating procedure for the veteran defenseman who has not been held point-less for more than three straight games all season. The 29-year-old has two goals and 23 points through 45 games this season.
Yandle earned his 21st assist of the season in Monday's 2-1 win over Boston. The American rearguard grabbed the primary helper on Jesper Fast's game-winning goal with 1:42 remaining in regulation. Yandle hasn't exactly shot the lights out this season with only two goals on 88 SOG, but he's chugging along at over a half-point-per-game pace with 23 in 42 games, good for 16th among league defensemen and tops on the Rangers' blue line.
Yandle logged his second goal of the season in a 6-2 win over the Stars on Tuesday. Although he was tied for a team-high three giveaways and the veteran blue liner's name continues to get thrown around in trade speculation, he remains steady and finds the point column on most nights. The 29-year-old pending free agent has collected 21 points in 40 games this season.
Yandle notched the primary assists on the Rangers' first two goals Tuesday in a 4-2 victory over Edmonton. Incredibly, this represents only Yandle's second multi-point effort of the year, with the first one having come way back on Oct. 10, the third game of the season. It's nice to see him produce a couple points at even strength, as Yandle entered with only seven non-power-play points (out of 15) in 31 games this season. A three-time 50-point man, Yandle's well off such a pace this year, but with only one goal on 69 shots, he's been the victim of some bad luck. The Rangers are a good team and he's going to keep seeing time on the man advantage, so Yandle makes for a reasonable buy-low candidate.
Yandle registered a power-play assist in Sunday's 4-1 win over Ottawa. The second year Ranger has been consistently inconsistent lately, posting an assist nearly every other game since late November. However, eight of Yandle's 14 points this season have come on the man advantage. Pair that with 61 shots on goal and owners should be once again deploying his services regularly.
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