Zacha delivered a goal and a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Florida. He finishes the season with 13 goals and 25 points in 61 games. Zacha set a new career high in goals, but his game has stagnated over the past three seasons, as he's finished with 24, 25 and 25 points. The sixth overall selection from the 2015 draft is a restricted free agent, and will most likely be back with the Devils next season despite his slow development.
Zacha potted a power-play goal and added an assist in Monday's win over the Sabres. After a 16-game hiatus due to an upper-body injury, Zacha is heating up with four points in the last three games. With the game knotted 1-1 in the third period, Zacha unleashed a snipe that hit two posts before going into the net. He later assisted on an empty-net goal to secure the win. The Devils are hoping for more performances like this from the 21-year-old in the upcoming seasons.
Zacha picked up an assist in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Coyotes. The 21-year-old center has helpers in back-to-back games since returning to the ice from an upper-body injury that cost him a little over a month, but more importantly for New Jersey, Zacha put home the winner in the shootout, beating Darcy Kuemper through the five-hole after a shimmy in the slot got the goaltender to open up. The sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft has yet to consistently make an impact in the NHL, but performances like this are a reminder that Zacha still has tremendous talent and upside.
Zacha registered an assist in his return to the lineup against Boston on Thursday. Zacha missed 16 games due to an upper-body issue, but he was able to immediately get back on the scoresheet. The center will have seven contests -- starting with Saturday's matchup with Arizona -- to register another two points and reach the 20-point mark for a third consecutive season.
Zacha (upper body) will return to action Thursday evening against the Bruins, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Zacha hasn't played since Feb. 15 against the Wild, so it may take him a bit to get settled back in -- especially with a fresh crop of forwards in the fold to account for injuries. The 21-year-old will look to build off the 11 goals and six assists that he's compiled over 53 games.
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