Henrique picked up a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Carolina.
This was a nice bounce-back effort for Henrique, who had only one point over the last five games and just one shot on goal in three consecutive contests coming in. He's had some hot runs, but on the balance of it, Henrique isn't going to give you much more than he did last year (50 points), and he'll probably give you less, particularly in the goals category. There's not a great likelihood that he even approaches 30 this year.
Henrique scored his eighth goal of the season, and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Flyers.
Henrique is on pace to hit the 20-goal mark for the third time in the past four seasons. New Jersey's second-line center has experienced a predictable decline from last season's career-high 20.1 percent shooting percentage, but is still converting at a healthy and sustainable 14.8 percent rate.
Henrique opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal and added an assist Thursday in a 5-2 loss to St. Louis.
He was integral to the Devils building a 2-0 lead in the first period, but they were silenced thereafter while the Blues went to town offensively. It's been a pretty typical season for Henrique, who's finished between 43 and 51 points in each of the last four non-lockout-shortened NHL campaigns. At 16 points through 29 contests, he's on pace to land right in the middle of that range this year.
Henrique's two points came with a pair of downers (besides that they came in a losing effort): The goal came on his only shot and he went minus-1. Still, the center's embattled fantasy owners will gladly accept his first multi-point game since Nov. 12; in the interim, he managed just three goals and two assists with a minus-6 rating over 11 contests.
Defenseman Kyle Quincey blasted a one-timer from the point that Henrique was able to get in front of for his first tally in the past five games. We knew that Henrique's gaudy 20.1 shooting percentage from 2015-16 (which led to a career-high 30 goals) would be difficult to sustain, and now he's working with a 13.3 shooting rate, slightly below his career average.