Thomas Vanek

#26 LW / Minnesota Wild / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 lb Age: 32 College: Minnesota

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    Wild's Thomas Vanek: Fails to take a shot

    Vanek did not have a shot on goal in either of the Wild's last two games, both shutout loses. He was a minus-1 in 19:52 of ice time in Saturday's loss to Nasvhille. Vanek had been played well with four points and was plus-6 in his last ten games, but the Wild have struggled on the offensive end the past two games.

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    Wild's Thomas Vanek: On pace for 11th 20-goal season

    Vanek scored his 13th goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Stars. It stood as the game winner. Vanek has just three goals (and eight points) in his last 19 games, so it's not like he's abusing the vulcanized rubber. The soon-to-be 32-year-old sniper's best before date has passed -- he has just two 50-plus point seasons since 2011-12. But Vanek can help in deep formats -- he is on pace for at least 20 goals for the 11th season of his 12-year career. Goals don't come easy in today's NHL.

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    Wild's Thomas Vanek: Struggling to score

    Vanek put three shots on goal, but finished without a point in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers. It's been tough times lately for Vanek, who's been off the scoresheet for four consecutive games and eight of the last 10. After putting up four points against Vancouver on Dec. 15, the Austrian winger was sitting on 23 points in 29 games -- the sort of numbers that promised a bounceback to his old 60-point form. Now he's played 41 games, but has just 26 points. Worse, his ice time is trending down, as Thursday's 14:47 represented his fourth time under 15 minutes in the last six games; he hadn't previously played so little since early November.

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    Wild's Thomas Vanek: Breaks out with four-point game

    Vanek netted a power-play goal and added three assists in Tuesday's win over Vancouer. A much-needed breakthrough game for Vanek, who had gone six straight games without a point. The sniper now has 23 points in 29 games on the season, including four power-play goals. Now that he's snapped out of that recent funk, look for Vanek to get back on track. The 31-year-old was producing consistently before the rough patch, so expect the 31-year-old to build off this game and start getting onto the scorehsheet more frequently.

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    Wild's Thomas Vanek: Two points in loss

    Vanek had a goal, an assist and three shots in Saturday's overtime loss to the Stars. That gives Vanek three goals and an assist in his last four games, adding to his team-leading 10 goals. That's considerably better than last season when he scored his 10th goal 49 games into the season on February 1.

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    Wild's Thomas Vanek: Tallies another power play goal

    Vanek put up a power play goal and three shots in Wednesday's loss to the Canucks. Vanek has had some success on the power play, scoring power play goals in back-to-back games. Overall, he's been solid offensively, scoring five goals and two assists with a plus-3 rating and 25 shots over the last seven games.

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    Wild's Thomas Vanek: Scores twice in win

    Vanek potted two goals in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Jets. After a disappointing postseason in 2015, Vanek seems to have rediscovered his scoring touch this season. He now has six goals and six assists through 14 games on the year, and was credited with the game-winner Tuesday night.

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    Wild's Thomas Vanek: Pushes point streak to four games

    Vanek dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Edmonton. He's on a four-game point streak now, with two goals and three assists in that span. The veteran winger is coming off one of the quietest seasons of his career -- 52 points is good for a lot of players, but not so hot by the lofty standard Vanek's set over the last decade -- so eight points in nine games represents quite a promising start. However, he's still seeing highly inconsistent ice time, typically on the third line, which will make it awfully difficult to keep up that nearly point-per-game pace.

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    Wild's Thomas Vanek: Scores fourth goal

    Vanek scored his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's win over Anaheim. The Wild want Vanek to shoot more this season as he had 2.1 shots per game last year compared to his 2.8 shots per game career average. Vanek is averaging 2.3 shots per game through seven games. While that's not a large increase, it's a positive sign as he didn't score his fourth goal last season until Dec. 16.

  • Takes advantage of power play with score

    News: Thomas Vanek scored a power-play goal Thursday night in a 6-1 win over the Sabres.
    Analysis: It was a lopsided match as the Wild had 42 shots on goal compared to 11 for the Sabres. Thomas Vanek's minus-6 rating last season reminds us that he went through his share of defensive struggles, especially given that the Wild sported a plus-30 goal differential as a team. However, he was on the ice for an average of 3:14 in power-play situations, having recorded five goals and 12 assists with the man advantage. Since the Wild staff a number of offensive weapons including top-line talents in Zach Parise and Jason Pominville, Vanek doesn't have the pressure of doing too much but do consider that he can be an enigma at times.
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