Little had a goal and an assist during a 7-2 victory Sunday over Florida.
Although the 30-year-old didn't join into the frenzy until the third period, this marked his fifth multi-point game of the season, and he now has 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists) in 58 contests. However, with the emergence of Winnipeg's young forward core Little doesn't have the same role as seasons past, and sits nearly 14 points behind his pace from 2016-17. Still, Little's averaging 18:55 of ice time in his last 10 games despite skating on the third line, while also enjoying steady time centering the second power-play unit, and shouldn't see his current offensive opportunities dwindle any time soon.
Little capped off a three-point night with the overtime winner Tuesday against San Jose.
It had been six games since Little found twine, but he got his goal scoring back on track in a big way Tuesday. The 30-year-old scored on the power play in regulation before striking again just 18 seconds into the 3-on-3 overtime. Little now has 10 goals and 30 points through 49 games. He doesn't producing mind-blowing offensive totals, but when he's healthy, Little is a consistent top-six scorer who makes an impact most nights.
Little scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 5-0 smackdown of the Oilers.
Little led the charge into Edmonton and silenced the Oil and their fans with a dominating performance. He has seven points, including five assists, in his last 10 games. Little will be called upon to carry a heavier load with Mark Scheifele out of the lineup, so his value may take an uptick in the second half.
Little fired home a goal in Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Oilers.
Little found the puck on his stick after it caromed off the boards and wristed into the back of the net. The tally ended a 12-game goal drought for the center dating back to Nov. 29. With Mark Scheifele (upper body) in the locker room, Little logged his highest minutes total of the season (21:33) and could figure to see an increased role if Scheifele is out long term.
Little had an assist, a shot on goal and a hit in 14:49 of ice time during Thursday's 5-1 home loss to the Blackhawks.
The power-play assist gave Little double-digit points over his last 11 games. Little will continue to have value in most leagues as long as he skates with talented players at even strength. He doesn't score a ton of goals, but the 30-year-old veteran regularly finds ways to contribute.