Karlsson scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sharks in Game 7. Karlsson's first-period tally seemed like a distant memory after Barclay Goodrow scored in overtime to give the Sharks the 4-3 series win. Karlsson contributed two goals and three helpers in the series, with four of those five points coming in Games 5 thru 7. It just wasn't enough to keep the Golden Knights going.
Karlsson registered a pair of power-play assists as well as two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 5. Karlsson has three points, nine blocks, 10 shots and a minus-2 rating through five games in the series. His top line with Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith has taken a back seat to the Golden Knights' second line so far in the playoffs, which has led to the top trio struggling a bit for scoring. That trend reversed in Game 5, however, with the top line providing all of Vegas' offense.
Karlsson collected an assist in Monday's 3-1 win over the Oilers. In his last nine games, Karlsson has seven helpers and five goals, putting his production into overdrive to close out the campaign. The Swedish center has 56 points in 80 games this season, and while he's nowhere near the 78 points he posted in a breakout effort last year, he's maintained plenty of fantasy value.
Karlsson picked up an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche. The helper gives Karlsson his second straight 30-assist season, as well as 53 points in 77 games overall. He's 25 points behind his 78 points from last year, but regression was likely for this campaign, which has come in the form of a 9.3 percent drop in shooting percentage.
Karlsson lit the lamp on the power play in Monday's loss to the Blues. Karlsson picked up a rebound off Colin Miller's shot early in the second period and sent it home to tie the game 1-1. This was Karlsson's 23rd goal of the season, and he's still 20 points short of the monstrous 43-goal mark he posted in the Golden Knights' inaugural season.
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