Tuch potted his sixth goal of the 2018 playoffs Sunday in a 2-1 series win over the Jets. Only Jonathan Marchessault -- who had six shots -- put more rubber on net among the Golden Knights than Tuch and defenseman Nate Schmidt at four apiece. Due in large part to a relatively low shooting percentage (8.8), Tuch only managed 15 goals over 78 regular-season games, but the American winger has been picking his spots well in these playoffs and it's resulted in a conversion rate of roughly 20 percent. We'd like to extend our props if you had the foresight to take Tuch or any other Golden Knight in survivor pools; suffice it to say, it's been paying off in spades.
Tuch scored on the power play in the second period and added an insurance marker in the third in a 5-3 win over San Jose in Game 5 on Friday. A wide-open series like Vegas-San Jose lends itself to plenty of heroes, and Tuch has been the latest to take advantage of his opportunity. With five points in five games, he's been a strong weapon for the Knights and fantasy owners alike. A word of warning, however: he's yet to score in consecutive games in this series.
Tuch rang up a power-play assist to complement six hits Monday as the Golden Knights prevailed over the Sharks 4-3 in overtime. Recall that the Wild traded Tuch to the Golden Knights under the condition that the nascent club didn't select one of Minnesota's defensemen in the expansion draft; they took Erik Haula instead. With a power-play goal and two helpers -- including an even-strength apple -- Tuch's now averaging a point per game in the series to make up for a relatively quiet Game 2.
Tuch scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's 7-0 win over the Sharks in Game 1. Both of his points came in the first period, as the Golden Knights blitzed poor Martin Jones to take a 4-0 lead before 12 minutes had elapsed. Tuch now has four points (two goals, two assists) in his first five career postseason games, and the rookie should remain an integral part of Vegas' fearsome attack as the team looks to continue its march towards what could be the most improbable Stanley Cup win in history.
Tuch scored on the power play in the second period of Wednesday's game, a 3-2 loss to Arizona. A 15-goal rookie campaign is a fine season, and Tuch has probably set himself up to be a solid sleeper in next year's fantasy drafts. Given the opportunity he's getting -- he regularly skates 15 shifts or more -- if you can keep him for next year, you've got a potential bargain on your hands.
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