Couture dished out a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Both of Couture's helpers came on goals by Timo Meier. Couture's closing in on a point-per-game pace with 32 points in 33 games. He's on pace to eclipse his 2014-15 career high of 67 points.
Couture scored a goal and an assist in a 5-3 victory against the Coyotes on Saturday. The 29-year-old scored San Jose's second goal and then picked up an assist on the empty-net goal to seal the victory. The multi-point night pulls Couture within a point of averaging one per game -- he has 10 goals and 30 points in 31 contests. Couture could easily raise that average to above a point per game soon. He's rather hot at the moment, having tallied four goals and 13 points in the last 11 games.
Couture picked up a pair of assists in a 5-3 loss to Toronto on Wednesday. Both of Couture's assists came on the power play, in a game that saw both clubs combine to go 5-for-7 with the man advantage. The 29-year-old led all San Jose skaters with 4:12 of power-play time. The two helpers give Couture 17 on the season to go along with eight goals in 26 games.
Couture registered a goal in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over Edmonton. Couture undressed Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson before firing the puck far side, beating Mikko Koskinen and ending a 10-game goal drought during which he snagged seven helpers. The All-Star center is averaging a career-high 19:33 of ice time that includes 3:13 with the man advantage.
Couture recorded three assists in a 4-0 victory against the Blues on Saturday. The 29-year-old experienced a strong start to the season, but he slowed down at the beginning of November. In the six games prior to Saturday, he had just one assist and a minus-8 rating. Hopefully this is the start of another scoring spree for Couture, who despite the recent struggles, still has six goals and 20 points in 21 games this season.
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