Armia potted a goal in Tuesday's win over the Lightning. Armia picked up the rebound off his own shot, and although he was below the goal line, he fired a shot off Edward Pasquale's mask and into the net to tie the game 2-2. The 25-year-old now has a career-high 13 goals with two of those coming on the power play.
Armia scored the game-winning goal on a power play and added an assist in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Islanders. Armia opened the scoring with his first power-play goal of the season, scoring with just seven seconds remaining in the opening period. Because of Carey Price's shutout, Armia's goal would wind being the game-winner in this one, giving the Finn two "pivotal" goals in 2018-19. Before Thursday's performance, Armia had gone eight games without recording a point.
Armia scored three goals in Friday's 4-2 win over the Rangers. It's his first NHL hat trick, not surprising for a player with only 10 goals on the season and 36 in 220 career NHL games. Armia's checking-line role doesn't provide him with much of a fantasy ceiling, so even though he's lit the lamp four times in the last two games, don't expect his scoring outburst to last much longer.
Armia scored an even-strength goal on four shots in Tuesday's 8-1 win over Detroit. With the even-strength tally, Armia was able to push his point total up to 14 in 39 games. The 25-year-old has averaged 2.6 shots per game but has averaged just 12 seconds of power-play ice time in his last five games, which limits his fantasy potential.
Armia had a team-high six shots along with four hits and 5:52 of power-play ice time in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto. Armia is among Montreal's shot leaders, tied for second with 2.7 shots per game, but he gets an inordinate amount of power-play time for a player without a man-advantage goal in 211 career games. He's averaging a career-high 2:32 of PPTOI/G and was on the ice when Montreal had a golden opportunity -- a power play that extended into the overtime stanza -- while Brendan Gallagher, Andrew Shaw and Jesperi Kotkaniemi sat on the bench. Coach Claude Julien cited Armia's big body and ability to retrieve pucks to Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette, which is true, but his track record on the power play doesn't support the decision to have him out there in a 4-on-3 situation.
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