In his first full NHL season, Nosek totaled seven goals and 15 points across 67 games. Prior to the 2017-18 season, Nosek had just one goal in 17 career NHL contests. His production this season was solid given his bottom-six role, as he averaged just over 11 minutes of ice time per game. Nosek should draw some interest from around the league as a restricted free agent this offseason.
Nosek scored the Knights' only goal in a 3-1, Game 3 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night. He received the biggest gift of the playoffs so far -- Braden Holtby passed Nosek a perfect dish from behind the net and the winger delivered. Nosek doesn't pick up many points -- he had just three helpers in his last 18 regular-season games. But he has turned up the heat with five points, including three goals, in his last five outings. Nice work. Just don't expect it to carry over to next season.
Nosek potted the final two goals -- including an empty-netter -- for the Golden Knights on Monday as they took Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals versus the Capitals. What an amazing time for Nosek to come up in the clutch. Nosek is a fourth-line winger who's known to be a solid line defender, but let his heroics in this one serve as a reminder that he's certainly no slouch in the attacking zone. The rookie -- he only appeared in 17 regular-season games with Detroit before coming over in the expansion draft -- is riding a three-game point streak dating back to Game 4 of the conference finals versus the Jets.
Nosek posted one goal in Friday's 3-2 win over the Jets. Nosek last scored Feb. 23 against the Canucks, but his goal couldn't have been more timely Friday, as it came just 43 seconds after Patrik Laine tied the game. The Czech winger has averaged 12:30 of ice time per game this postseason, but he certainly made his 8:03 worth of time count Friday.
Nosek (upper body) will return to the lineup against the Blackhawks on Tuesday. Nosek suits back up following a 12-game stint on injured reserve. He was bogged down in a 21-game goal drought prior to getting hurt, during which he managed a mere two helpers, 31 shots and 10 hits. Even when you account for his ancillary stats, the Czech doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value. Brendan Leipsic will be bumped from the lineup to make space for the 25-year-old.
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