Saad scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 win over the Oilers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Saad scored the Blackhawks' first goal of the game, tying the score at one in the first period. It was the winger's second goal and third point of the series. He added a plus-2 rating and eight shots on net while working alongside Jonathan Toews and Dominik Kubalik, a trio that should be capable of putting up big numbers during the playoffs. Saad had 21 goals and 33 points in 58 regular-season games.
Saad found twine 21 times and chipped in 12 assists in 58 games prior to the league going on hiatus in mid-March. The veteran has officially reached the 20-goal plateau for the fifth time in his NHL career. Saad has actually scored at a better clip than last season's 23-goal output over 80 games (0.36 goals per contest compared to 0.29), so the 27-year-old still makes for a nice complementary piece of offense behind stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and the younger Dominik Kubalik and Alex DeBrincat.
Saad scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 6-2 victory over San Jose. Saad put the Blackhawks on top 3-1 with 2:02 left in the second period, a goal that held up as the game-winner. It was his first goal in the last six games and his 21st on the year. The 27-year-old is a dependable 20-goal scorer at the NHL level, although he's yet to reach the 50-point plateau since returning to Chicago three years ago.
Saad managed an assist in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Red Wings. The helper on Patrick Kane's second-period goal snapped a three-game drought for Saad. The 27-year-old winger has been more of a finisher this year -- he has 20 goals and 12 assists through 56 appearances this season.
Saad scored a power-play goal on a team-leading six shots Tuesday in a 6-5 loss to the Blues. Saad gave the Blackhawks a 5-4 lead with 11:44 left in the third period, although the advantage would last for just over a minute. It was Saad's 19th goal of the season but, incredibly, his first all year with the man advantage. He has 29 points in 51 games and is about to hit 20 goals for the fourth time in the last six years.
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