Gardiner delivered two more assists Saturday in a 6-3 loss to Boston. Gardiner has a four-game, seven-point streak on the go. Maybe his game really is waking up after such a slow start. The Leafs sure hope so. Take advantage.
Gardiner delivered two assists in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings. He has struggled to put up points this season, but he now has five points in three games. It's not a streak by any means, but perhaps it's a sign that Gardiner could get back to a 40-45 point pace going forward.
Gardiner scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Sabres. With just 10 second remaining in the second period, Gardiner abandoned the blue line and dashed toward the net where he received a no-look pass from John Tavares that he sent home. He later collected an assist on Auston Matthews' spectacular game-winner. It has been a down season for Gardiner, as he has just 13 points in 28 games.
Gardiner has just two points in his last 10 games and hasn't scored a goal in almost a month. Gardiner has just 10 points in 24 games this season, and that includes a single goal. He is coming off a 52-point season and 95 points in the last two years. So this year, Gardiner is seriously underperforming, at least offensively.
Gardiner notched his first goal of the season Saturday in a 3-2 win over the Jets. His production has been modest by Leafs standards -- seven points in 11 games. Most of it has come at even strength. Gardiner has just a single power-play point, which is a stark contrast to last season when over 30 percent of his output came with the man advantage. That alters Gardiner's value and it will likely stay that way over the course of the season. Smart owners will try to leverage a deal now if they can. You need multi-categorical production from a guy of his profile.
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