Labanc received a qualifying offer from the Sharks prior to Tuesday's deadline. There was zero chance that the Sharks were going to let Labanc hit free agency, as he's already established himself as one of the team's best forwards just three years into his career. The 23-year-old winger will almost certainly be signing a multi-year deal to remain in San Jose in the coming weeks.
Labanc notched a pair of helpers in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Blues in Game 3. Both of Labanc's assists came on goals by center Joe Thornton. Labanc has four tallies and five helpers through 17 games in the playoffs, a solid contribution for the third-line winger who has typically skated 14:59 per game entering Wednesday's contest.
Labanc scored a goal in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The winger hadn't registered a point since Game 1 of the second round, when he scored a game-winner against the Avalanche. Labanc has four goals and three helpers in 15 games during the playoffs, but four of those points came in Game 7 versus the Golden Knights to close out the first round.
Labanc scored the game-winning goal and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche for Game 1 of the conference semifinals. It's significantly less than the four-point effort he had in Game 7 to help the Sharks come back against Vegas, but his timely second-period tally was enough to put the hosts ahead for good. Labanc has three goals and three helpers in eight games in the postseason, but his contributions are usually limited to points.
Labanc scored a goal and added three assists, all on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Golden Knights in Game 7. Labanc had only a single goal over the first six games of the series, but he made an immense impact when Cody Eakin's cross-checking major allowed the Sharks to open the floodgates with the man advantage. It's an encouraging burst of production for the winger, who had a career-high 56 points in 82 contests in the regular season.
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