Landeskog pounced on an errant Brian Campbell pass and beat Scott Darling with a wraparound goal while shorthanded for his 17th of the season Tuesday against Chicago.
It was a fantastic individual effort by the Avalanche captain, who picked off the pass and beat two Blackhawks around the net before scoring. Landeskog is three goals away from 20 with three games remaining, and it'll be just the second time in six seasons he has failed to hit that mark. He's been a disappointment this season, but he's still very young with plenty of room to improve. The No. 2 pick from the 2011 draft should still be a valuable fantasy contributor next season; surely the Avalanche can't be this bad again.
Landeskog lit the lamp in a 5-2 loss Sunday to the Wild.
The 24-year-old Swede hadn't found the back of the net in 12 games prior to Sunday, which is a drought that's contributed to a somewhat disappointing 16 goals this year. Landeskog's 30 points and minus-22 rating are by far the worst marks of his six-year career -- something that's due in large part to the struggles of the Avs as a whole this season -- so look for the captain to bounce back when he gets a clean slate to work with next fall.
Landeskog lit the lamp on the power play Tuesday night, helping his team to a 3-1 home win over the Hurricanes.
Defenseman Tyson Barrie fired a laser that Landeskog deflected into the cage for his 15th goal of the season. With a bit more puck luck, the Swede could find himself with 20 or more goals for the fourth straight campaign, but he has just 13 assists and a career-worst minus-16 rating, and that's been a real hindrance on his overall fantasy output.
Landeskog got Colorado's only goal in a 6-1 loss to Winnipeg on Saturday night. The goal broke the shutout bid with just 16 seconds left in the game.
Landeskog's season has been largely forgettable -- he has just 27 points in 53 games and is in serious peril of missing the 50-point mark. He's been a perennial 20-goal, 50-point guy (other than the lockout year), so this year's output has soured him to most fantasy owners.
It was a much-needed offensive explosion from Landeskog, who had gone five straight games without recording a point. The 24-year-old has been up and down this season, posting 13 goals and 26 points in 50 games. He's gone on tears, but the team's struggles this season have hindered his ability to post strong totals overall. The captain is very talented, but don't expect a surge down the stretch given the team's position in the standings.