Van Riemsdyk scored the opening goal of Toronto's 3-2 loss to Columbus on Monday. JVR has really struggled as of late, having managed just three points since the Leafs' outburst against Carolina on Dec. 19. He's now behind his pace for last year in points and needs to get back on track quickly for his owners.
Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal and recorded two assists during Tuesday's 8-1 win over Carolina. It'd been 10 games since van Riemsdyk's last multi-point showing, and he had just three goals and no assists during that stretch. However, the winger has now piled up 16 tallies and nine helpers through 34 games this season and is well on his way to a career-best showing in the goal column. The offensive peaks and valleys might continue, but at the end of the season, expect van Riemsdyk's numbers to be solid.
Van Riemsdyk scored the Leafs' only goal Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Canucks. JVR has been largely invisible in the last couple games, so this was a nice effort that might keep him out of the coach's doghouse. Still, Van Riemsdyk is on pace to hit the 60-point mark, but his game still occasionally slips into comatose. There's value in a 60-point winger, but better consistency would keep his value in a much higher place.
Van Riemsdyk scored his 12th goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over the Hurricanes. Van Riemsdyk has been tearing up the goal column recently, notching seven goals in his last nine games. He's fired a whopping 71 shots on goal in 23 contests and picked up five of his tallies with the man advantage. JVR set a career high in points (62) last season and could very well surpass his previous career high in goals (30) this time around. The sniper is simply a must-start whenever the Leafs are in action.
Van Riemsdyk scored his team's only marker in a 4-1 Monday loss to Arizona. Van Riemsdyk remained hot, as he's now scored six goals in seven games. His teammates, however, did not, as the Leafs had a rare off-night against the league's weakest team.
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