Marchessault tied four others to rank fifth in points with eight goals and 13 assists during the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Capitals led the way with 32 points, but that shouldn't underscore Marchessault's brilliance toward the end of the 2017-18 campaign. With the expansion club choosing the Canadian winger in the expansion draft, it allowed Marchessault to reunite with Gerard Gallant, who is widely expected to win the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year following an unprecedented run in the team's inaugural season. As for Marchessault, he figures to be a Golden Knight for the long haul after signing a six-year, $30 million deal in January.
Marchessault earned an assist against the Capitals on Monday. While Marchessault's tally did end a two-game pointless streak, he remains bogged down in a six-game goal drought. Considering the winger was third on the team in goal production during the regular season, his inability to find the back of the net is a significant factor in the Golden Knights' 3-1 series deficit. If the team is going to force a Game 6, it will need the 26-year-old to rediscover his scoring touch.
Marchessault (head) returned to Monday's Game 1 against Washington in the third period, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Marchessault exited the ice for only a short time after taking a late hit in the head from Tom Wilson. The worst was feared after he was placed in concussion protocol, but the doctors gave him the quick OK to return.
Marchessault was placed in concussion protocol after taking a late hit in the head from Tom Wilson during Monday's Game 1 against Washington, Neil Greenberg of The Washington Post reports. The severity of the injury still remains unknown, so it's possible Marchessault will be able to rejoin the team in time for Game 2 on Wednesday if he doesn't ultimately show signs of a concussion. He logged 15:15 of ice time before exiting prematurely in the third period, but he managed to compile one assist and four unsuccesful shots before that happened.
Marchessault recorded six shots on goal in a 2-1 victory over the Jets on Sunday. The Golden Knights beat the Jets in the Western Conference Final in five games. The 27-year-old was already averaging an average 4.14 shots on net per contest this postseason, and that will only rise after Sunday. Even after not registering a point in Game 5 versus the Jets, Marchessault still has eight goals and 18 points in 15 playoff games. He's a major reason why the Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup Final.
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