Pearson scored a pair of goals in a 7-4 comeback victory against the Ducks on Friday. The trade to Pittsburgh has worked wonders for Pearson's value this season. With the pair Friday, Pearson has three goals in the last two games and four scores in the last five contests. In 28 games with the Penguins, he has eight goals and 12 points, which is incredible considering he had zero goals and one assist in 17 contests with the Kings prior to the trade.
Pearson is struggling to produce offensively, as he is stuck in a four-game pointless streak. After bursting onto the scene following his trade from Anaheim, Pearson has cooled off significantly, as he has just two points in his previous 14 contests. The winger's slump has seen him bumped from Evgeni Malkin's line, though he still finds himself playing alongside Phil Kessel. If he can start finding ways to distribute the puck to the Pens' all-star talents, he should be capable of racking up the assists.
Pearson found the back of the net versus the Stars on Wednesday and has goals in back-to-back games with the Penguins. In just four games since joining the club, Pearson has already managed to produce more than he did in 17 games for Los Angeles this season. It would appear the change of coasts is serving the winger well -- not to mention getting slotted into a top-six role alongside Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel.
Pearson scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sabres. He also dished a team-high six hits and fired four shots. After a couple of scoreless games in a Penguins uniform following his trade from the Kings, Pearson finally made his mark, albeit in a losing effort. While he isn't a regular part of the power-play unit, the 26-year-old still has the potential for solid fantasy value as long as he continues to skate with Evgeni Malkin at even strength.
Pearson's move to Pittsburgh from Los Angeles in exchange for Carl Hagelin has officially gone through, the team announced Wednesday. Pearson could get a look on the top line with Sidney Crosby or he could replace Hagelin straight up on Evgeni Malkin's line. The 26-year-old winger has managed just one helper in 17 games this season and is still looking for his first goal of the 2018-19 campaign. The Ontario native did hit the 20-goal mark back in 2016-17 and could do so again playing with some of the Penguins' top stars.
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