Letang scored a magnificent goal and nearly had another in a 5-2 loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. The 31-year-old continued his Norris Trophy-type season, scoring his 11th goal of the season in pretty fashion. Apparently, Letang loves scoring in style at the SAP Center. He also hit the post with another shot. Through 44 games, Letang has 39 points with a plus-10 rating while averaging more than 26 minutes per game. If he stays healthy, Letang has a chance to set new career highs in goals and assists.
Letang scored a goal and a power-play assist while adding four blocked shots, three hits, two shots and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 7-2 thrashing of the Rangers. The All-Star defenseman extended his point streak to five games with the performance, while the goal was his 10th of the season -- the sixth time in his career he's reached that mark. Letang now has 37 points through 39 games, and with the Pens' offense firing on all cylinders right now, he needs only to stay healthy to top the career-high 67 points he recorded in 2015-16.
Letang put up three assists in Saturday's 6-1 victory over the Blues. Letang's strong season has been overshadowed by the likes of Morgan Rielly in Toronto and Mark Giordano in Calgary. But Letang has amassed 32 points (eight goals, 24 assists) in 36 games. That's Norris-worthy in any other year.
Letang opened the scoring with a goal in a 3-0 victory against the Hurricanes on Saturday. The veteran defenseman continued his redemption campaign Saturday night. While he posted nine goals and 51 points last season, Letang largely wasn't himself in his return from major neck surgery. This season, he's been far better with eight goals, 28 points and a plus-8 rating in 34 games. If he keeps this up, don't be surprised if Letang is in the Norris Trophy conversation in April.
Letang (lower body) will play against the Ducks on Monday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Letang only ended up missing one game with this injury, which will come as a relief to fantasy owners. The veteran defenseman has seven goals and 25 points through 30 games, including nine points on the power play. It seems safe to deploy Letang as you normally do.
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