Gavrikov posted an assist, two shots on goal, three hits and four blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Stars. After his first two-game stretch without points since a five-game slump in late October, Gavrikov got back on the scoresheet. He helped out on an Alexandre Texier tally in the second period. Gavrikov has 13 points in 21 games this year, which is already better than his 12-point output in 55 contests last season. The Russian has added 25 shots on net, 31 hits and 39 blocks this season.
Gavrikov recorded two assists, five hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-2 win over the Canucks. Gavrikov helped out on both of the Blue Jackets' third-period tallies as they took control of the game. The Russian blueliner is already a well-established physical presence, but with two goals and 10 assists in 18 games, his offense has taken a step forward. He produced the same scoring line in 55 contests last season. It's basically a given that his shooting percentage will dip from 9.1 percent, but he's added a plus-14 rating, 27 hits and 34 blocks to become a true top-four defenseman this year.
Gavrikov scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Monday's 7-4 victory over the Sabres. The 26-year-old hadn't been much of an offensive contributor through his first two NHL campaigns, but Gavrikov could be adding some scoring to his resume in addition to his hits and blocked shots. While Monday's goals were his first of the season, he's now up to nine points in 16 games, a huge jump in pace from the 12 points in 55 games he managed in 2020-21. With Seth Jones in Chicago, there's room for a second threat on the Columbus blue line behind Zach Werenski, and Gavrikov is stepping up to claim that spot.
Gavrikov posted an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Coyotes. Gavrikov set up Justin Danforth's first NHL tally at 17:34 of the second period. The 25-year-old Gavrikov has picked up the pace on offense lately with four assists in his last five games. The Russian blueliner has seven helpers, 14 shots on net, 22 blocked shots, 18 hits and a plus-9 rating as a steady second-pairing option for head coach Brad Larsen.
Gavrikov notched two assists in Saturday's win over the Avalanche. Both helpers came in the third period as the Jackets rallied from a 2-1 deficit. The multi-point effort was Gavrikov's first of the season, but the third-year blueliner is off to a strong start with five points (all assists) through 10 games in addition to 14 hits, 19 blocked shots and a fantastic plus-9 rating.
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