Landeskog has markers in back-to-back games for the first time this season, and he is riding a four-game point streak with two goals and three assists. He has had a very trying campaign, as is evidenced by the fact his current run of four games with a point signifies a season high. Landeskog has the skill set to run off much lengthier streaks.
Landeskog scored a power-play goal and took eight shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
Landeskog failed to light the lamp on any of his first seven attempts, but finally ended Matt Murray's shutout bid with 3:16 to play on his final shot. The 24-year-old Swede has been held to a measly 21 points in 41 games played, but he's showing signs of life with four points in his past three outings. Racking up a new season high in shots on goal is yet another step in the right direction.
Landeskog picked up a pair of assists with a plus-2 rating and a minor penalty in Tuesday's 4-0 win against the Canadiens.
Landeskog has had a difficult time this season, posting just nine goals and 20 points with a disappointing minus-13 rating. Lately he has shown a little sign of life, picking up four assists over the past five outings. He will need to go on a major points binge over the rest of the season to reach his career averages, however.
Landeskog collected an assist, four PIM and four hits during Wednesday's loss to Vancouver.
It's been a dreadful campaign for Landeskog, and the 24-year-old winger isn't a must-own player in most seasonal leagues. There is potential for him to heat up offensively, and he's still providing decent peripheral statistics (40 PIM and 82 hits) while logging huge minutes (19:04 with 2:32 on the power play), but expectations should be kept in check for the remainder of this season. However, this also could be a buy-low time in keeper/dynasty settings.
It's just his eighth of the season (31 games) and his 14th point. There have been murmurs that Landeskog is on the trade block, but then again, just about anyone on that roster could be moved out of town. Landeskog is better than this; expect an uptick in points per game in the second half.