Lindholm had a power-play assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Canucks. Lindholm initiated a passing play that went through Matthew Tkachuk to Sean Monahan for the opening goal. While Lindholm is only 14-for-40 (35 percent) on faceoffs through two games, the Swede is doing just about everything else right as a top-line center. Lindholm has three points, a plus-2 rating and four hits this year, and his chemistry with Tkachuk should lead to a fruitful season for both of them.
Lindholm scored a goal on his only shot and added an assist Thursday in a 4-3 overtime loss at Winnipeg. Had also had two PIM. Lindholm won an offensive zone faceoff early in the first period that led directly to a Matthew Tkachuk goal, then he scored one of his own late in the frame with a one-timer from the right circle. Lindholm saw his point production dip from a career-high 78 in 2018-19 to just 54 last season, although he did register a personal-best 29 goals. The 26-year-old should be able to land somewhere in the 50-70-point range again this year while centering one of Calgary's top two lines.
Lindholm had a career-high 29 goals and added 25 assists in 70 games during 2019-20. Lindholm erupted for 27 goals and 78 points in 2018-19, but he took a step back this year. Part of his regression came from his linemates Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau performing poorly. Lindholm individually shot a career-best 17.2 percent on 169 shots. The Swede has typically played as a right wing in his two years as a Flame, but if the team ships out a center during the offseason, Lindholm could adjust to playing pivot in the top six.
Lindholm had an assist, four shots on goal and five hits in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Stars in Game 6. Lindholm earned the secondary helper on Andrew Mangiapane's tally in the first period. The 25-year-old Lindholm ended the playoffs on a seven-game goal drought -- he picked up three helpers in that span. The Swede had six points, 18 shots and 37 hits through 10 postseason outings overall.
Lindholm recorded a shorthanded assist in Friday's 2-0 win over the Stars in Game 3. Lindholm jarred the puck loose during a Stars power play in the second period, and Mikael Backlund beat Roope Hintz in a footrace before scoring the goal. The Swedish connection earned Lindholm his fifth point (two markers, three helpers) in seven postseason outings. The 25-year-old has added 19 hits, nine shots and a plus-3 rating.
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