Burns had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Canadiens. Burns notched his fourth goal of 2018-19 on a five-on-three man advantage. The power-play marker also extended Burns' point streak to four games, giving him a goal and four helpers over that span. The 33-year-old has now posted 29 points through 28 games. Despite San Jose's collective struggles, he remains a must-start in most every format.
Burns snagged an assist in Tuesday's clash with Edmonton. Burns is bogged down in a 10-game goal drought, though he has managed eight helpers during that stretch. The defenseman has been putting plenty of pucks on net, as he has racked up 38 shots in those outings, but still can't seem to find the back of the net.
Burns recorded a power-play assist and eight shots in Thursday's 5-3 loss to Toronto. Burns has no goals to show for the 26 pucks he's put on net in the past five games. After shooting just 3.6 percent last season, the career 7.0 percent shooter's converting at only 4.5 percent this season. Despite the poor luck, Burns is performing above a point-per-game pace with 22 points in 20 games. Few would have predicted Burns to have more than twice as many points as new teammate Erik Karlsson at this point.
Burns dished out two helpers to go with eight shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Dallas. Burns actually missed the net four times as well, so he could easily have cracked double digits in the shot department here. The offseason arrival of Erik Karlsson hasn't impacted Burns' status as the league's premier source of shots from the blue line. Despite lighting the lamp with only three of his 48 shots, Burns has contributed 20 points through 16 games. That production includes five assists over his current three-game point streak.
Burns notched two assists in San Jose's win over Minnesota on Tuesday. Burns has now recorded at least one point in 11 of San Jose's last 12 games. Long known as one of the better offensive defensemen in the league, the Ontario native has overcome his slow start to the season and now finds himself the third highest-scoring blueliner in the NHL. Burns and the Sharks will look to maintain their Pacific Division lead Thursday when they travel to Dallas to play the Stars.
Last 7 Games
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