Zajac potted the power-play overtime winner in Saturday's 4-3 victory over Florida. He finishes the season with 19 goals and 46 points in 80 games. Zajac hasn't eclipsed 50 points since scoring a career-high 67 back in 2009-10, but he's finished in the 42-48 range four times in the past six seasons. He's still locked in for two more years at a $5.75 million AAV, so the Devils will hope that age doesn't start to take effect on the veteran pivot, who will be 34 years old by the time the puck drops on the 2019-20 campaign.
Zajac scored a power-play goal and added an assist at even strength in Monday's 4-2 win over the Rangers. It's his first goal in nine games, and first multi-point performance since mid-February. Zajac has been his usual self offensively this season, racking up 18 goals and 45 points through 78 games, but his dreadful minus-23 rating is by far a career worst -- he totaled a minus-21 over his previous seven seasons combined.
Zajac scored a power-play goal on his only shot in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Oilers. Zajac has three goals and two helpers over his last seven appearances while holding down the top-line center job with Nico Hischier (upper body) out. Zajac has played in all situations this season, with nine of his 41 points coming on the power play and another two while shorthanded. He also won 13 of his 17 faceoffs.
Zajac scored while penalty killing in a 9-4 loss to the Flames on Tuesday. Zajac's tally gave the Devils a 4-3 lead, but it didn't hold up against a six-goal onslaught in the third period by the Flames. Zajac is up to 40 points (16 goals, 24 helpers) in 68 games this season, the eighth time the center has hit that plateau. If fantasy owners can stomach his minus-18 rating, he's one of a few Devils worth rostering in most formats.
Zajac scored one goal on three shots over 21:30 of ice time in Tuesday's 1-2 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets. Zajac scored the game-tying goal off a beautiful feed from Blake Coleman. Thanks to Coleman's shot fake, Zajac had a wide open net to hammer the puck into. The goal was the Manitoba native's 15th of the season through 65 games. In addition, Zajac was on the ice for 2:02 of power-play time, bringing his average to 2:32 of power-play ice time per game.
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