Vatrano scored on the power play in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Bruins. It was a great time for Vatrano to score his first power-play goal of the season, as the Panthers overcame a 4-0 deficit to win in the shootout. Vatrano now has nine points over the last 13 games.
Vatrano scored his fourth goal of the season in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Capitals on Thursday. Vatrano opened the scoring for the Panthers by taking advantage of mistakes by the Capitals' top pairing. After Keith Yandle flicked the puck out of the Panthers' defensive zone, Washington's Nick Jensen couldn't handle the puck and John Carlson caught an edge to send Vatrano in alone. Despite constant shuffles with his linemates due to injury, the Massachusetts native has four goals and seven points in his last 10 games.
Vatrano posted an assist and two shots in Thursday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Flames. Vatrano combined with Denis Malgin and goal-scorer Mark Pysyk for a go-ahead goal in the third period from the third line. After starting cold, Vatrano's showing signs of life on offense with two goals and two helpers in his last five games. The 25-year-old has added 27 shots on goal in 10 games this year.
Vatrano scored a short-handed goal on seven shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Avalanche. Vatrano showed terrific speed on the goal, outracing an Avs defenseman up the right wing and beating Colorado goalie Phillip Grubauer for his first goal of the year. Vatrano was held without a point in his first five games of the season, but has reached the scoresheet in consecutive games now. The 25-year-old broke out with a 24-goal campaign last year after having scored 25 in his first 124 NHL games.
Vatrano collected an assist in a 6-3 win over the Devils on Monday. Vatrano's first point of the season via assist on Brett Connolly's first goal as a Panther. That tally sparked a big comeback for the Cats, who were down 4-1 halfway through the second period. Vatrano put up a career-high 24 goals and 39 points last season, but went through the first five games of this season without a point.
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