Foligno finished Monday's 1-0 loss to Nashville with a shot on goal, a hit, and a block. He was also called for a minor penalty in the third period. Without a point in five straight, Foligno was held off the scoresheet for a sixth consecutive game Monday, along with the rest of his teammates, in a game that saw Minnesota shut out by Juuse Saros. The depth forward has a goal and two assists in the month of March (13 games) and 18 points in 77 games in 2018-19.
Foligno dished out an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 5-4 loss in Nashville. Foligno finally got back in the point column after he had been pointless in his last nine contests. The 27-year-old found Eric Fehr in front, and pushed his season point total to 16 in 67 games. The fact that Foligno received just 12:19 of ice time and still had an assist, two hits and two blocks shows he can produce in a limited role going forward.
Foligno has four points and four blocks while averaging 13:27 in his past five games. His last five games includes a rarely-seen Gordie Howe hat trick against New Jersey Feb 9. Foligno moved his point total up to 15 in 64 game, while averaging just :03 of power-play ice time. With a limited role in the Minnesota depth chart, fantasy owners should be skeptical about deploying Foligno despite his recent success.
Foligno recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick Saturday in New Jersey by virtue of picking up a goal, an assist and a fighting major. Foligno accomplished an increasingly rare feat in the modern NHL given the precipitous decline in fisticuffs. He scored his fifth goal of the season in the opening frame, then dropped the gloves with New Jersey's Kurtis Gabriel in the second, just two seconds after Zach Parise had given the Wild a 2-1 lead. Foligno added an assist later in the middle frame to complete the Gordie Howe hat trick. With just 13 points in 55 games, Foligno's fantasy value remains limited despite this spirited performance.
Foligno scored his second goal of 2019 in Monday's 4-2 win over the Golden Knights. Foligno was the first Minnesota scorer in this one, as he wiggled his way around defenseman Nick Holden and one-timed a beautiful pass from Joel Eriksson Ek. Still, despite his strong effort creating offense against a Vegas club that is difficult to beat at home, Foligno is locked into a bottom-six role and severely lacks offensive upside.
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