Provorov had an assist, a plus-1 rating, two blocks and one hit in a 6-2 victory against the Golden Knights on Monday. It was a very nice night for Provorov, who now has five points in seven contests this season. He also posted just his second game with a positive plus-minus. Hopefully this is a sign that Provorov can return to his 2017-18 production. He's trying to bounce back from last season when he produced just seven goals and 26 points with a minus-16 rating in 82 games.
Provorov scored a goal on two shots and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Devils. The 22-year-old opened the scoring with a power-play goal midway through the second period and that tally held up as the game winner. He also assisted on Sean Couturier's goal early in the third period. The fourth-yer NHLer has yet to miss a game in his career, but his production fell from 17 goals and 41 points in 2017-18 to just seven goals and 26 points last season. There's no reason he can't return to, or at least approach, his 2017-18 production.
Provorov agreed to terms on a six-year, $40.5 million contract with Philadelphia on Thursday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Provorov's new deal came just before the Flyers kicked off training camp Friday. The blueliner has played in all 82 games through his first three years in the league, but saw a drop in points last year, managing just 26 while posting an ugly minus-16 rating. That dip in productivity wasn't due to a lack of opportunities, as he saw his ice time jump to over 25 minutes per game for the first time in his career. The Russian will no doubt be eager to get back to being a 40-point producer in 2019-20 and should continue to see time with the No. 2 power-play unit.
Provorov was issued a qualifying offer by the Flyers on Tuesday. This contract negotiation should be an interesting one, as Provorov was a stud with 41 points and a plus-17 rating in 2017-18, only to decline with 26 points and a minus-16 last season. Still, the 22-year-old Russian hasn't missed a game in three NHL seasons and munches tough minutes on the Flyers' blue line.
Provorov scored seven goals and 26 points with a minus-16 rating in 82 games this season. After a breakout 2017-18 season, these numbers were quite disappointing. Last season, Provorov recorded 17 goals and 41 points with a plus-17 rating. The decreased production was the result of both a shooting percentage cut almost in half and fewer shots on net. Provorov saw this decline in productivity despite more playing time this season.
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