Barkov tied the game in the third period on the power play as the Panthers fell to the Rangers 5-4 in a shootout Saturday. His 11th goal of the season came at a great time for the Cats, as they found themselves down a goal in the third period. The Panthers are deadly on offense but have struggled heavily defensively, leaving Barkov with a minus-8 rating despite 27 points in 28 games.
Barkov garnered three assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over visiting Boston. Florida's star center is now back up to an exact point-per-game rate of production this season thanks to his 10 goals and 16 assists through 26 games. Barkov finally broke out last year to the tune of 78 points in 79 contests, and all signs point to an encore through the first couple months of 2018-19.
Barkov scored a goal for the fourth straight game Saturday during a 5-4 overtime loss to Tampa Bay. Barkov has three goals and five points during the streak, as the Panthers have gone 2-1-1. He's gotten new linemates in the past two games after Evgenii Dadonov was switched for Jonathan Huberdeau. Barkov has been successful no matter the linemates before, so this switch should not affect his production negatively.
Barkov scored a goal, added an assist and registered a minus-1 rating in Monday's overtime win versus the Devils. Barkov lifted his stat line to eight goals and 20 points in 22 games, but it's his fifth straight outing with a negative plus-minus rating. In fact, he's logged a minus-11 over the last seven contests. The offensive production isn't going anywhere, but Barkov will need to shake the defensive woes in order to reach his full fantasy potential.
Barkov scored on the man advantage during a blowout 7-3 loss to the Lightning on Wednesday. This was Barkov's sixth power-play point on the season to bring his point total to 18 in 19 games. Even when the Panthers lose big, they never seem to have a problem getting offense from their top scorers -- four of their five leading scorers earned at least one point on the power play in this one.
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