Van Riemsdyk scored 27 goals and 48 points with a minus-10 rating in 66 games during the 2018-19 season. All things considered, it was a strong first season back in Philadelphia for van Riemsdyk. While he did post more goals and points during his final season with the Maple Leafs in 2017-18, van Riemsdyk also managed to stay healthy that season, posting 36 goals and 54 points in 81 games. Van Riemsdyk averaged more points per game and posted a higher shooting percentage this season.
Van Riemsdyk scored his 27th goal of the season and tallied an assist in a 7-3 loss to St. Louis on Thursday. The 29-year-old stands to finish 2018-19 with the highest shooting percentage of his career, with his latest goal putting a stop to a six-game goalless skid. With two more points, the big-bodied van Riemsdyk has now recorded 48 points in 65 games this season.
Van Riemsdyk notched two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes. It's the first time since Feb. 2 that the veteran sniper has picked up multiple helpers in a game. JVR has put together a strong month of March, scoring nine goals and 14 points in 14 games, and van Riemsdyk's now reached 20 assists for only the fifth time in his 10-year career.
Van Riemsdyk delivered the winning goal on one of his seven shots in Thursday's 3-1 victory over Chicago. Van Riemsdyk is on a scoring binge that includes quite a few clutch tallies. His goal in this one broke a 1-1 tie with 10:10 left in the third period. It was his 11th goal and 15th point in the last 13 games.
Van Riemsdyk scored his 25th goal of the season deep in the third period of a 2-1 overtime win versus the Penguins. It's better late than never, as the goal provided an opportunity for center Sean Couturier to strike with 3.4 seconds left in the extra frame for the win. Van Riemsdyk has five goals in his last three goals, and he's fired 13 shots on goal in that span. Overall, the winger has earned 42 points in 56 games with 133 shots. There's no better time of the year for van Riemsdyk to find his scoring touch.
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