Tatar scored two goals, including the game winner, in a 5-1 victory over the Oilers on Saturday. In the second, Tatar ripped a slapper from below the face-off dot, high over Mikko Koskinen's glove. He then took off on a breakaway in the third and slid a shot five-hole that Koskinen couldn't stop. Tatar has been outstanding in Montreal since arriving in the Max Pacioretty trade, averaging just shy of 60 points in each of the last two seasons. And with the bleu, blanc et rouge growing this season, Tatar could be on track for his best season yet.
Tatar scored a power-play goal on his lone shot in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs. Tatar finished off a pretty feed from rookie defenseman Alexander Romanov and put the puck through Frederik Andersen's five-hole. Power-play goals are nothing new to the 30-year-old Czech, who led Montreal with eight goals while on the man advantage in 2019-20. Montreal heads to Edmonton to kick off a two-game series against the Oilers on Saturday.
Tatar can become an unrestricted free agent after this coming season, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. Tatar is finishing up a four-year deal, and the 30-year-old forward should generate interest during the offseason. He posted 22-39-61 in 68 games last season, marking a sixth consecutive season that Tatar has reached the 20-goal threshold. He will once again line up at left wing on Montreal's top line, skating with Phillip Danault and Brendan Gallagher.
Tatar scored two goals, one on the power play and the other the game-winner, in Friday's 5-0 pasting of the Flyers during Game 2 of their first-round series. After setting a new career high with 61 points in the regular season, Tatar came into Friday with zero points in five playoff games. It didn't take him long to break out of his slump, though -- after Brendan Gallagher lugged the puck out of the corner and threw it towards the net, Tatar swooped into the slot for the rebound and buried it past Carter Hart just 62 seconds into the first period. He then snapped a shot from the top of the faceoff circle off the post early in the second period for a power-play tally as the Habs poured on the offense. With Tatar out of his scoring funk, his team's chances of advancing to the next round suddenly look a lot brighter.
Tatar (upper body) was back on the ice as part of Monday's Phase 3 training camp, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Tatar missed the final three games of the regular season due to his upper-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the winger was rolling with nine points in his previous nine outings. The Czech should be a top-end fantasy target in both playoff pools and DFS contests during the team's best-of-five play-in clash with Pittsburgh.
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