Monahan had two assists and three shots on goal in Monday's 5-2 win over the Canucks. Monahan's positive start to the year continued Monday, as he set up Johnny Gaudreau for the Flames' first goal. The 26-year-old Monahan also won a defensive-zone faceoff back to Rasmus Andersson, who flicked a long-range empty-netter to secure the win. Through three games, Monahan's up to a goal and three helpers. He and Gaudreau are in form to start the year -- that's good news for Flames fans and fantasy managers alike, as the duo can go on significant scoring streaks when they're hot.
Monahan scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Canucks. Monahan finished off a crisp passing sequence, converting on a Matthew Tkachuk feed to open the scoring at 8:31 of the first period. With a goal and an assist, both on the power play, through the first two games of the year, Monahan is having no trouble with offense at the start. He had 11 points in the first 15 contests in 2019-20 -- fantasy managers wouldn't mind seeing him perform at that level or a little better to start 2020-21.
Monahan recorded a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets. While they didn't skate together Thursday, Monahan found Elias Lindholm with a pass, and Lindholm relayed to Johnny Gaudreau for the Flames' second goal. The 26-year-old Monahan won't open the year as the Flames' top-line center -- Lindholm occupies that role now, which could open up space for Monahan with less pressure to produce. He had 48 points in 70 regular-season contests last year.
Monahan finished 2019-20 with 22 goals and 48 points in 70 regular-season games. He added eight points in 10 playoff contests. Monahan has reached 30 goals three times in his seven-year career, but he missed the mark for the first time since 2016-17. His 48 points were also his lowest total since his rookie year. His ice time dropped by a minute from 2018-19 (19:03 a year ago versus 18:06 this year). The Ontario native also shot a career-low 13.3 percent, but that's not too far off his career mark of 14.9 percent. If he can bounce back in 2020-21, Monahan should be able to produce at a pace for 30 goals and 60 points across an 82-game season.
Monahan picked up two power-play assists Sunday during the Flames' 5-4 overtime loss to the Stars in Game 4. He helped set up goals by Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett inside the first four minutes of the second period. It's Monahan's third multi-point performance this postseason, and the 25-year-old has two goals and eight points through eight games.
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