Hertl scored three goals on three shots in a 5-2 victory against the Penguins on Tuesday. His final goal Tuesday, giving him the hat trick, was an empty-netter, but still, what an accomplishment for the 25-year-old. The only other hat trick of his career came in his third NHL contest Oct. 8, 2013. He actually scored four times that night against the Rangers. With the hat trick, Hertl has 19 goals and 41 points in 43 games this season. He's only three goals and five points shy of tying his career bests in both categories.
Hertl picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 victory over the Golden Knights. Hertl now has points in three straight games and needs just nine more to set a new career high. With nearly half the season remaining, it would take a significant cold streak for the winger to fail to top that 46-point threshold. While his spot in the lineup might change anywhere from the first to third line, the Czech figures to be a mainstay on the power play, where he has seven points while averaging 2:50 of ice time.
Hertl scored a goal in Monday's win over the Kings. Hertl hauled in a long pass from defenseman Erik Karlsson before driving into the Kings' zone and sending a backhand shot past Jack Campbell for what ended up being the winning goal. This was Hertl's sixth game as the third-line center, and he's adjusted well to the role with three goals and two assists in that stretch.
Hertl found the net twice in the third period, helping his team claim a point in a 4-3 shootout loss to Arizona on Sunday. After a quiet two games against Winnipeg and Los Angeles, Hertl bounced back nicely with his first multi-goal game of the season when his team really needed it. Hertl's just under a point per game this season, and owners who took a flier on him have been very happy.
Hertl finished Tuesday's 4-0 win over Minnesota with a pair of helpers. Tuesday's game was Hertl's fourth multi-point performance in his last five contests. For the season, he has 10 goals and 27 points. Half of Hertl's goals this season have been scored with the man advantage, and while he failed to add to his PP goal total in this one, Hertl finished the game with 1:38 of PP time. If he continues producing at this pace, the 25-year-old Czech will easily eclipse his previous career high of 46 points.
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