Scheifele failed to tally a point in the Jets' last two playoff contests. Prior to his end of year slump, Scheifele racked up 20 points in the previous 15 postseason outings, including four power-play goals. Although injuries limited the center to just 60 games this year, he still managed to tally 23 goals and 37 assists for a point-per-game pace. If the 24-year-old can stay healthy, there is little reason to doubt he could reach 80-plus points in 2018-19 -- a feat he achieved during the 2016-17 campaign.
Scheifele scored in the second and third periods in Game 3, but couldn't push his side ahead in a 4-2 loss to Vegas on Wednesday. Scheifele is now the NHL record holder for most goals on road ice in a single postseason, as he's up to 11 in seven games. Not only has he scored in all six road games the Jets have played since Game 3 of the first round, but five of those games have been multi-goal games. In daily leagues, pay whatever you have to for Scheifele in Game 4 and Game 6, if the Jets get that far. He's been that good outside of Manitoba.
Scheifele delivered a power-play goal, an assist and five hits in Saturday's 4-2, Game 1 win over the Golden Knights. Scheifele has 18 points (12 goals, six assists) through 13 playoff games, and his penchant for producing in bunches (eight multi-point outings) makes him a terrific fantasy option. You'll likely have to pay top dollar for him in daily fantasy settings, but Scheifele could be worth every penny considering how good the Jets looked in the series opener.
Scheifele scored two goals in Thursday's 5-1 Game 7 win over Nashville. Scheifele gave his team a 3-1 lead with a one-timer late in the second, then sealed the victory with an empty-netter in the closing stages of the third. This performance gave him seven goals in the series and 11 goals this postseason, so Scheifele's one of the frontrunners for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP heading into the conference finals.
Scheifele dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 7-4 Game 3 win over Nashville. Both of Scheifele's helpers came in the last five minutes on goals scored by Blake Wheeler. The first one broke a 4-4 tie on the power play with 4:59 remaining while the second was an empty-netter to make it 6-4 in the final minute. Scheifele's building a solid case for the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs with eight goals and four assists through eight games. Winnipeg's 6-2 in those contests, having built up a 2-1 lead in this series after eliminating Minnesota by a 4-1 margin in the conference quarterfinals.
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