Tuch opened the scoring in Game 2 with a power-play goal, helping his team earn a 2-1 win Friday in double overtime. Tuch hadn't found the net in six games dating back to March 28 in the regular season. Scoring appears like it's going to be at a premium in this series, so getting him back on track would go a long way for the Golden Knights.
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.
Tuch potted two even-strength goals in Thursday's 4-0 road win over the Red Wings. Originally selected by Minnesota 18th overall in the 2014 draft, Tuch has amassed 13 goals and 17 assists over 63 games as a rookie. The power winger is surprisingly nimble at 6-foot-4 and 222 pounds, and he's developing at a steady pace for the expansion club, so don't forget about him in drafts next fall.
Tuch scored a goal and an assist while adding a shot, five PIM, a hit, a blocked shot and a plus-1 rating in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Flames. His second-period goal proved to be the game-winner, while the rookie's Gordie Howe hat trick -- a goal, an assist and a fighting major -- fittingly came on a night when the Golden Knights broke the NHL record for home wins by an expansion team, previously set by Howe's Whalers in 1979-80. Tuch had been held off the scoresheet in the six previous games, however, and even in a potent Vegas offense the 21-year-old's inconsistency makes him a risky fantasy play.
Tuch scored and added an assist on the power play in a 4-3 victory over the Capitals on Sunday. In the 11 games prior to Sunday, Tuch had just one assist and a minus-5 rating. The Syracuse native has experienced a solid rookie season overall, but hopefully his multi-point game Sunday will break his slump and get him back on track scoring wise. Tuch's best stretch this season was from Dec. 1-Jan. 5, when he notched four goals and 11 points in 16 games.
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