Barrie delivered two more assists in a 4-2 win over Vancouver on Saturday. That makes three two-helper games in his last four outings. Barrie often gets a bad rap because of his perceived shortcomings in his own zone. But he's showing real leadership among the Leafs' current crew of AHL defenders. Keep him rolling right now. Bad rap aside, six points in four games is fantasy gold.
Barrie posted an assist at even strength and on the power play along with a plus-1 rating, two hits, one shot and one block in a 4-3 victory over the Lightning on Tuesday. The 28-year-old went four straight games without a point in the middle of the month, and now he has four assists in the last two games. He's not scoring as much because of a drop in shooting percentage, but Barrie's bread and butter has always been helpers, and he's still racking those up regularly. He already has his sixth straight season with 30 assists, and he needs eight more in the last 18 games to reach the 40-assist plateau for the third straight campaign. Barrie has five goals and 37 points with a minus-7 rating in 64 games this season.
Barrie picked up two assists Saturday in a 6-3 loss to Carolina. Barrie gutted out the game after taking a hard hit into the end boards in the first. He missed most of that period and the injury looked bad. But he returned and played hard. There are lots of rumors circulating that Barrie could get traded -- he just hasn't been a fit in Toronto. But a serious injury could derail that option. The points are his first in five games.
Barrie fired six shots on net and went minus-1 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins. The Maple Leafs struggled immensely in the Eastern Conference clash, but Barrie still managed to generate fantasy value off of his shot volume. The 28-year-old Barrie has enjoyed an increase of two minutes of ice time per game with Morgan Rielly (foot) out of the lineup, but he's only seen a marginal uptick in production with 0.60 points per game compared to 0.52 with Rielly in the fold.
Barrie finished Wednesday's 5-3 win over Dallas with two points. Barrie began Wednesday's game with an assist on Auston Matthews' opening goal, following it up with a goal of his own midway through the second period that made it 3-1 for the visiting Maple Leafs. The pending free-agent defenseman has points in four straight games, and Barrie has looked like a completely different player since Sheldon Keefe took over head coaching duties from Mike Babcock.
Last 7 Games
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