Hall scored a power-play goal among four shots Thursday, adding two PIM in a loss to the Penguins.
The tally was his 20th of the year, marking his fifth time hitting that plateau. It's been a disappointing, injury-shortened campaign for Hall, although he's recorded his third-highest point total in seven seasons (54). He's still one of the league's most talented players, so if Hall can stay healthy and the Devils can get him some help, he'll have point-per-game upside next year.
Hall scored a pair of goals -- one into an empty net -- in the third period of Thursday's win over the Flyers.
His first tally, 1:33 into the frame, made Flyers goalie Steve Mason stretch so far that he had to leave the game with "cramps." Hall has hit the scoresheet in three straight games, lifting his point total to 46 over 59 contests. Hall's injury absences will probably keep him from hitting the 60-point mark, but when he's been in the lineup, his point-gathering pace has been essentially unchanged from last year.
Hall found twine on a game-high four shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Hall was scoreless in seven straight games before crashing the net on a rebound less than a minute into the third period. Traded from Edmonton for defenseman Adam Larsson in the offseason, the first overall pick of 2010 has lit the lamp 15 times in his first year with New Jersey, making it highly unlikely that he matches the 26 he buried with the Oilers in 2015-16. A career-low shooting percentage (8.2) is largely to blame, though he's replicated his 12 power-play points from last year in 25 fewer games.
Hall posted a goal, two assists and five shots in a 6-4 loss to the Islanders on Sunday. Two of his three points came on the man advantage.
The 14 goals and 40 points that Hall has posted in his first season with the Devils might not seem like much, but he actually has a higher points per 60 minutes average this season than last (2.48 versus 2.52). And although he isn't getting as many shots to the net, Hall has recorded five shots or more in four of his eight games this month. He could produce a little bit more on the power play, but Sunday was a good start.
Hall scored twice in a 5-1 victory over the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
The 25-year-old was everywhere, as he tied a season-high with eight shots on net. He went without a shot in Tuesday's contest versus Detroit, but since then, he has 13 shots on goal in past two games. Hall now has 13 goals and 35 points while averaging 3.27 shots on net per game, which is close to matching his career high (3.49).