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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-17-3 81
34-18-6 74
30-22-7 67
29-25-4 62
26-21-9 61
26-21-8 60
23-20-14 60
19-28-10 48

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 35 42 9 24:27 26

Top Erik Karlsson News

  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Gathers power-play helper

    Karlsson recorded a power-play assist in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Kings.

    Karlsson set up a Sidney Crosby goal late in the first period. While Karlsson hasn't scored in 13 games, he's logged 10 assists, including four on the power play, in that span. The 33-year-old defenseman is up to 38 points, 121 shots on net, 55 blocked shots and a plus-8 rating through 52 outings overall. He'll likely never come near his 101-point total from last season again, but he still puts up strong offense from the blue line.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Ready to rock

    Karlsson (illness) will be available to play Saturday against Vegas, per Penguins play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff.

    Karlsson will be good to go after missing Friday's practice. He has compiled one goal and seven assists during a seven-game point streak. Karlsson has accounted for seven goals, 31 points, 102 shots on net and 44 blocked shots through 42 contests this campaign.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Questionable for Saturday

    Karlsson missed Friday's practice because of an illness, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. He's questionable for Saturday's game against Vegas as a result.

    Karlsson has seven goals and 31 points in 42 outings this season. Karlsson's currently riding a seven-game scoring streak in which he's recorded a goal and seven assists. Should Karlsson end up missing the contest, then Ryan Shea might draw into the lineup after being summoned from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Pushes point streak to seven games

    Karlsson had an assist in Monday's 3-0 home victory against the Kraken.

    Karlsson extended his point streak to seven games, posting one goal and eight points since flipping the calendar from December to January. The veteran rearguard also added a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and three blocked shots in his 25:18 of ice time across 25 shifts. He'll look to push the point streak to eight games when the Penguins open a two-game Southwest road trip against the Golden Knights on Saturday.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Extends point streak

    Karlsson garnered an assist versus Vancouver in a 4-3 loss Thursday, continuing his five-game point streak.

    Karlsson has registered one goal and five helpers, including a pair of power-play points, during his current streak. Barring a rapid uptick in productivity, the veteran blueliner shouldn't be expected to repeat his 2022-23 numbers when he put up over 100 points to secure the Norris Trophy. Still, the Swede is on pace to challenge for the 60-point threshold as long as he stays healthy.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Two helpers against B's

    Karlsson notched two assists, one on the power play, in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Bruins.

    It's his first multi-point effort since Dec. 13, but Karlsson's goal drought now stands at 17 games, a stretch in which he's collected eight helpers. The 33-year-old blueliner hasn't come close to last season's career-best 101-point pace in his first campaign with Pittsburgh, but he's still been reasonably productive with six goals and 26 points through 37 contests.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Earns assist against Caps

    Karlsson notched an assist in Tuesday's clash with Washington.

    Despite the helper, Karlsson is mired in a 16-game goal drought dating back to Nov. 25 versus Toronto. At this point, there is little chance that the defending Norris Trophy champion will reach the 25-goal mark as he did last year.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Six points in last 18 games

    Karlsson picked up the 600th assist of his career in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blues.

    Karlsson is the 18th defender in league history to reach 600 assists,. The only active blueliner with more helpers is Brent Burns of the Hurricanes (606). Karlsson is also the eighth-fastest rearguard to reach the mark (954 games). Karlsson is up to 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) in 34 games, but he has just six points (one goal, five assists) in his last 18 contests. It's almost impossible to bench Karlsson, but with this recent slump, you'd certainly do it if his wasn't the reigning Norris Trophy holder.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Two helpers in Montreal

    Karlsson picked up two power-play assists in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Canadiens.

    Both helpers came in the second period as the Penguins rallied from an early 3-1 deficit. Karlsson broke out of an 11-game slump in the process that had seen him record just one goal and two points with zero points on the power play. On the season the streaky blueliner has six tallies and 21 points through 28 contests.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Stays hot in Tuesday's win

    Karlsson scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Both points came in the third period as the Penguins broke open what had been a 2-2 tie after 40 minutes. Karlsson has found the scoresheet in six straight games, recording multiple points in five of them, and on the season the former Shark and Senator has five goals and 15 points in 14 contests with 34 shots on net, 19 blocked shots and a plus-8 rating.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Five-game, nine-point streak

    Karlsson scored twice Saturday in a 4-0 win over Buffalo.

    His first, which pushed the score to 3-0, deflected in off the stick of Buffalo defender Erik Johnson on a power play in the first minute of the third. His second went into an empty net. Karlsson has nine points (three goals, six assists) on a five-game point streak after putting up just three points in his first eight games. Four of those points have come on the power play. It has taken some time to find chemistry with his new teammates, but things are finally looking up for Karlsson and his fantasy managers. It will be hard to replicate his triple-digit point total from last season, but never say never, especially if the Pens' stars stay healthy.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Dishes pair of assists

    Karlsson notched two assists in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.

    Karlsson has a goal and six helpers over his last four games, all against Pacific Division opponents. The defenseman helped out on the Penguins' last two goals Thursday, including Bryan Rust's game-winning tally in overtime. Karlsson's offense has been essentially as advertised -- he's picked up two goals, nine helpers, 28 shots on net, 16 blocked shots and a plus-6 rating through his first 12 appearances with the Penguins.

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  • Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Supplies helper in win

    Karlsson logged an assist, five shots on goal and five blocked shots in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Ducks.

    Karlsson helped out on a Radim Zohorna tally in the first period. There hasn't been a lot of consistency for Karlsson, but he has a goal and four helpers over his last three games after snapping a four-game dry spell. The blueliner is up to nine points, 27 shots on net, 16 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 11 contests while playing on the second pairing and first power-play unit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Landsbro, Sweden
Age: 33
Experience: 14
Shoots: Right