Karlsson scored a goal and added a helper in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Sabres. Karlsson set up a beautiful backdoor pass for Jonathan Marchessault on the power play to open up scoring in the first period. The 25-year-old later deflected a pass from Reilly Smith in the third period for his first goal of the season. He now has six points -- just one on the power play -- through seven games.
Karlsson dished out two assists in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Sabres. Karlsson's seen substantial power-play time while averaging 20:19 per contest, but this is the first time he's cracked the scoresheet in three games this season. He'll head to Washington for a Stanley Cup rematch Wednesday.
Karlsson scored the first goal and added two helpers in a 7-2 rout of the Kings on Thursday The line of Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith was incredible Thursday, racking up a combined 11 points in the first 26:32 of the contest. Obviously, these kinds of nights won't happen often, but the play of Karlsson and his linemates suggests that last year was no fluke.
Karlsson scored on the power play and added an assist in Sunday's 7-2 preseason win over the Coyotes. Wild Bill curiously went from a career-high 25 points with the Blue Jackets to an astounding 78 points (43 goals, 35 assists) over a full 2017-18 campaign with the Golden Knights in their fairy-tale run at the Stanley Cup. There could be less pressure on Karlsson to carry so much of the offensive responsibility since the team added bona fide scoring options in Max Pacioretty and Paul Stastny this offseason, but few (if any) pundits are expecting him to maintain his gaudy 23.4 shooting percentage.
Karlsson agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract extension with the Golden Knights on Saturday, the Las Vegas-Review Journal reports. The two sides reportedly were scheduled for an arbitration hearing Saturday morning in Toronto. Basically, this buys more time for a long-term deal to be made for the man who led the Golden Knights in points (78), with his total comprised of 43 goals and 35 assists over 82 games of an incredible inaugural showing for the Vegas franchise.
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