Girard scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets. The defenseman's tally tied the game at one at 15:06 of the first period. Girard had gone without a point in four games entering Saturday. The 21-year-old is up to seven points in 17 games while holding down a top-pairing and first power-play unit assignment. He's added 25 shots on goal and 24 blocked shots this year.
Girard posted a minus-2 rating and two hits during a 2-1 loss against the Stars on Friday. The 21-year-old was on the ice for both goals against, pushing his plus-minus further into the hole at minus-4. Girard also hasn't scored a goal yet. He's not the biggest of scorers anyway, but producing more offense would at least help him climb out of the red in plus-minus. Girard has no goals and six assists and two PIM in 13 games.
Girard posted an assist with a minus-2 rating, one shot on net and one hit during a 5-4 overtime victory against the Panthers on Friday. It doesn't look like the extra playing time Girard is receiving this season is going to help his shot or goal production, but he does already have three helpers in the first seven contests. The bad part of more playing time, though, is it could also put Girard in fewer ideal situations defensively, leading to a dropoff in plus/minus. He has a minus-3 rating to start the season.
Girard has two assists and six shots on net in four games to open the 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old has a helper at even strength and on the power play. He had four goals and 27 points in 82 games last season, but Girard figures to post higher numbers across the board this season, as his playing time is expected to increase. He is averaging 22:40 per game through four contests.
Girard agreed to terms on a seven-year, $35 million contract extension with Colorado on Wednesday. Girard will play this season under the final year of his entry-level deal, which means the organization has locked him up through the 2026-27 campaign. The blueliner featured in all 82 games last season, in which he set career highs in goals (four), assists (23) and shots (116). The 21-year-old also saw time on the power play and could be in line for an uptick in minutes following the departure of Tyson Barrie to Toronto.
Last 7 Games
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