Letang scored twice on six shots in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Islanders. Letang scored both of Pittsburgh's first-period goals, but he didn't play a hand in any of the team's four markers after that. This scoring outburst is a welcome sight for Letang's owners considering he had lit the lamp just once in the previous 19 games after scoring four goals in the first six. The skilled blueliner now has 24 points through 26 games.
Letang posted two assists in a 6-4 victory against the Avalanche on Tuesday. Statistically, owners probably couldn't really tell, but Letang was coming off one of his worst games of the season Saturday against the Flyers. He was much better Tuesday in his nearly 25 minutes of ice time, earning his second multi-point game since Thanksgiving. The goals have been hard to come by lately, but he's picking up a lot of assists. Letang has five goals and 22 points in 25 games this season.
Letang picked up three assists in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets. He collected the secondary assist on all three of Jake Guentzel's tallies while also firing a team-high five shots on net with a plus-3 rating. Letang was quiet through the early part of November, but he now has a goal and seven points in his last six games and remains one of the most potent fantasy assets in the league off the blue line.
Letang notched an assist with the man advantage versus the Stars on Wednesday. Letang's strong start this year tapered off at the beginning of November, as he managed just one point in six outings to kick of the month. However, the blueliner appears to be back on track with three points in his prior four outings. Playing on the top power-play unit with world-class talents like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel for 3:37 per game certainly bolsters the Montreal native's chance of picking up points.
Letang (lower body) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Islanders, Jonathan Bombulie of TribLive.com reports. Letang was considered a game-time call for Thursday's contest after missing Tuesday's matchup with the lower-body issue, but he will ultimately draw back in alongside his usual partner in Brian Dumoulin. The star blueliner has gotten off to an extremely hot start so far this season with 11 points -- four goals and seven assists -- through nine games and should be deployed in almost all fantasy leagues.
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