Trochek scored two goals, one short-handed and the other into an empty net, in Monday's 5-3 win over the Capitals. It's been a tough, injury-marred campaign for the 25-year-old, but Trochek is finishing it on a relative high note, racking up three goals and seven points in the last 11 games. If he can stay healthy next season, look for him to bounce back to at least the 50-point plateau, but as he showed in 2017-18, Trochek is capable of more.
Trocheck scored a power play goal during Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Bruins. It wasn't Trocheck's goal that will stay with Panthers fans after the big loss, but the effort he showed late in the game to dive across the ice in order to save an empty-net goal. Even with the Cats down 6-3, Trocheck laid out to poke the puck out of the air and save a goal. It is no wonder he is considered the heart of the team after plays like that one.
Trocheck earned his 20th assist of the year in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks. Trocheck also added four PIM and two shots in a solid performance for fantasy purposes. He has 13 points (four goals and nine assists) in 25 games since returning from an ankle injury, which accounts for nearly half of the center's 27 points this year.
Trocheck lit the lamp in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Penguins. Mike Hoffman sent a pass to Trocheck near the goal line, but the funky angle wasn't a problem as Trocheck rocketed the shot past Matt Murray to tie the game in the second period. Trocheck has had offensive struggles this season, but he appears to be picking it up with five points and 28 shots on net over the last seven games.
Trocheck threw seven shots on net but couldn't get any to leak through as the Panthers lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Coyotes on Tuesday. After a slow return from a lengthy ankle injury in midseason, Trocheck has started to round a corner. He has three points and 22 shots in his last five games, but some rust and a lack of chemistry with his wingers are clearly holding last season's 75-point scorer back.
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