Reaves dished out 10 hits and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Sharks in Game 4. Reaves posted 305 hits in 80 regular-season games, and has added a staggering 25 more checks in four postseason games. He also has 15 PIM in the series. The shots were a bit unusual, as he hadn't put a puck on net in seven games, and has only managed 17 shots in his previous 19 contests.
Reaves supplied a helper in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Oilers. Reaves has a goal and an assist as well as 32 hits in seven games since the calendar flipped to March. Reaves has had a career year on offense with nine goals and 19 points in 71 games, as well as a league-leading 272 hits. The winger will always play a heavy game, but the points have made him relevant in some deeper formats.
Reaves didn't score in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Stars, but he did contribute a game-high eight hits. Reaves has accumulated 22 hits in the last five games, giving him 239 for the season. He's now only eight hits behind teammate William Carrier (upper body) for the league lead. So, probably one or two more games for the 32-year-old.
Reaves slammed a season-high nine hits in a 6-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday. Since the start of February, Reaves has recorded only a single assist, but he's also tossed 29 hits in seven games. He's had a career year with 16 points in 58 games, but hits are his bread and butter. Reaves ranks second in the league with 217, behind teammate William Carrier's 241.
Reaves collected a career-high 15 points and eight goals during the first half of the 2018-19 season. Known as an enforcer, Reaves hadn't topped 13 points for an entire season during his NHL career. Thanks to increased ice time -- a career-high 11:20 per game -- and seeing consistent power-play action, Reaves has experienced a breakout campaign. That's not to say that the big-bodied forward hasn't contributed in his usual fashion. Reaves owns 188 hits and 58 penalty minutes through 51 games this year. While the physical part of his game should remain consistent, it would be more surprising if the offensive outburst sticks, especially with Reaves' power-play time waning toward the end of the first half.
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