Haula scored 29 goals and 55 points while registering 175 shots on goal in 76 games this season. Like most of his Vegas teammates, Haula took his first season as a Golden Knight in stride and set career highs in nearly every category, including goals, assists and points. He was also excellent with the man advantage, racking up 19 power-play points. However, the 27-year-old was quiet during a 20-game postseason run, scoring just three goals and nine points. Barring an offseason trade, Haula should remain with the team and continue growing in the 2018-19 season.
Haula garnered a helper in Monday's 6-2 loss to Washington. In the regular season, Haula racked up 29 goals (second best on the team) but is currently stuck in a rut with a 10-game goal drought that dates back to the second round of the playoffs. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the center hasn't added much during his slump, as he has just four assists, 14 shots and 12 hits. The Golden Knights will need all hands on deck -- the 26-year-old included -- in order to extend the series Thursday.
Haula notched an assist on the opening goal in Monday's Game 1 win over Washington. Haula helped set the tone with a power-play assist just 7:15 into the first period. The second-line center now has eight points (three goals, five assists) in 16 games so far in the playoffs, a career-high mark. The 27-year-old Finnish winger also enjoyed by far his most productive regular season in 2017-18, compiling 55 points (29 goals, 26 assists) in 76 games, showcasing his potential to produce at a high level. While he may not play quite as much as some other second-line centers around the league (16:54 per game in the playoffs), Haula is a key part of what makes Vegas' four-line attack so dangerous.
Haula was credited with a primary assist in Sunday's series-clinching win over the Sharks. Haula dropped the puck over to defenseman Nate Schmidt, who scored from long range. The fifth-year center deposited two goals and three assists in the second-round series against the Sharks, which represents a step in the right direction after he produced just one point (a goal) against the Kings in the conference quarterfinals.
Haula scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 7-0 win over the Sharks in Game 1. The helper came on James Neal's tally with the man advantage, one of three power-play goals the Golden Knights scored in the rout. Haula was quiet in the first round, picking up only one point (a goal) in the four-game sweep of the Kings, but the 27-year-old looks ready to get back to his regular-season form now that he's got his playoff legs under him.
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