Duchene picked up a pair of goals with a plus-1 in Tuesday's 6-4 loss against the Blackhawks.
It was Duchene's fifth multi-goal game of the season, and he snapped a six-game goal drought with the performance. Despite the fact he has been ice-cold lately, he and Nathan MacKinnon have been the only bright spots in an otherwise dreary season overall in Denver.
The offensive decline is a serious concern because Colorado is currently the worst team in the league, so Duchene needs to do more than help in the shots column to move the fantasy needle. It isn't time to press the panic button, but it also isn't out of the question to field offers or consider benching Duchene in shallower seasonal settings. Still, with one goal on 26 shots (3.8 shooting percentage) through his past nine games, there's positive regression ahead for the gifted scorer.
He's put up five goals and an assist over his last five games, with half those points coming on the power play. Duchene's missed a few contests to injury, but his current rate of 0.83 points per game has him on pace to clear 60 points for the third time in his career.
Duchene scored a pair of power-play goals in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Predators.
He hadn't recorded multiple points in a game since another two-goal effort way back on Oct. 29, so this was a refreshing change of pace for Duchene's fans and fantasy owners. We all know what Duchene is capable of when he's at the top of his game, and he's on pace to finish right around 60 points this year after netting 59 last season.
Duchene scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Blue Jackets on Monday.
Duchene missed four games with a concussion, but he proved his health with the game-winner Monday. He's up to seven goals and five assists through 14 games this year and returns to being a must-start player in all seasonal leagues.