Larkin cashed in on his 12th goal of the season Monday in a 3-1 home win over the Kings. Kings defenseman Derek Forbort made a lazy pass that Larkin intercepted and turned into a goal to the delight of the fans at Little Caesars Arena, but not before dangling around 2016 Norris Trophy winner Drew Doughty. Larkin, who is up to 12 goals and 17 assists through 31 games, should have no trouble establishing a new career high in points by the time his fourth NHL campaign is in the books.
Larkin delivered a two-assist performance Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Islanders. That's his third straight two-point game. And they came against the Bolts, Buds and Isles. Larkin is edging close to a point-per-game pace. Plug him in and enjoy the ride.
Larkin scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added an assist in Thursday's 5-4 victory over Toronto. Larkin has 11 goals and 26 points in 29 games, a pace that will deliver 74 points. That's a career mark and a sure sign that Larkin has cemented himself as one of the game's best young stars.
Larkin provided two assists in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Lightning. Larkin was the primary distributor on both of Gustav Nyquist's goals, including the game's first score. It was the fleet-footed center's first multi-point game in over a month, as he upped his assist total to 14 for the year. Larkin now has 24 points in 28 games to cement his status as one of the more reliable fantasy options on the Red Wings.
Larkin went through concussion protocol in the third period of Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Avalanche, but the speedy forward dodged a lasting injury, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Anthony Mantha -- who's listed at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds -- took exception to Patrik Nemeth leveling Larkin in the third period, so he dropped his gloves and stood up for the alternate captain, who voiced his displeasure of being removed from the contest. "I was fine, I'm fine now," Larkin said. "I guess it's league protocol, but it's not fair when ... it's not a penalty on the ice (to Nemeth), so I don't know why I have to go off. It makes me mad, it's at a critical time in the game." Based on his own post-game comments and the fact that he only missed a couple of shifts, Larkin should be fine for Tuesday's home clash with the Lightning.
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