Larkin put up 19 goals and 53 points in 71 games prior to the league's pause of play in mid-March. Despite leading the Wings in points, it's been something of a disappointing season for the fifth-year NHLer. Larkin's well off last year's 32-goal, 73-point pace. Also, his minus-21 rating stands out as a black mark even though it's not actually his worst performance in that regard (minus-28 in 2016-17). It's no secret that Detroit is rebuilding and doesn't have many exciting NHL assets at the moment outside of Larkin, so we expect he'll be just fine in the long run as the team improves. In the meantime, owners can't be blamed for feeling underwhelmed with the 23-year-old's output.
Larkin scored a goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Lightning. He also beat Curtis McElhinney in the shootout. The Wings' top line was the story of the afternoon, as Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha accounted for all but one of the team's points. Larkin has found the scoresheet in four straight games and eight of the last nine, piling up an impressive four goals and 13 points over that stretch.
Larkin posted an assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks. Larkin has four points in his last three games, and 10 (three goals, seven helpers) in his last eight. His assist Friday put him at 50 points through 69 contests this year. The 23-year-old center has added 213 shots with a minus-23 rating -- Larkin remains the centerpiece of the Red Wings' offense.
Larkin snagged an assist, three shots on net and two hits in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Avalanche. Larkin has been strong in his last seven games, during which he's netted three goals and supplied six helpers. The 23-year-old center has 49 points (18 tallies, 31 assists), 211 shots and 39 PIM in 68 appearances this year. Few Red Wings have made an impact offensively in 2019-20, but Larkin leads the team in points.
Larkin scored a goal and added an assist Saturday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Senators. Larkin's modest point streak had been snapped Thursday night. But he's still heating up, relative to his overall performance. Larkin now has 48 points in 67 games, but he won't come close to his career mark set last year (73 points).
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