Pageau scored the game-winning goal on his only shot in Monday's 1-0 win over the Bruins.
With the Islanders pressing late in the third period, Adam Pelech fired a shot from the blue line that was blocked in the slot and popped up into the air, and Pageau coolly batted the puck behind Tuukka Rask before it could hit the ice for his first goal of the year. The 28-year-old scored a career-high 28 goals through 67 games last season in a campaign split between the Sens and Isles, but a third-line placement with New York this time around will make it tough for him to match that pace.
Pageau will be the third-line center entering the 2021 season, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
The Islanders paid a high price for his services at the trade deadline last season and then signed him to a hefty contract extension that will keep him on Long Island for the next six seasons. Pageau is a jack-of-all-trades kind of player who can do whatever is asked of him. Playing on the third line could hinder his numbers somewhat, especially when at this point in time it is unknown who will be flanking him. Pageau could get a bump in value should Matthew Barzal not sign in time for the season opener Jan. 14, but that will likely be short-lived -- Islanders fans better hope it will be -- as Barzal is not expected to hold out for a long period of time.
Pageau scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in Friday's 5-3 win over the Lightning in Game 3.
Pageau's assist was on an Adam Pelech goal in the second period. The 27-year-old Pageau added 10 PIM, four shots on goal, four hits, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in a well-rounded performance from a fantasy perspective. He has 11 points, a plus-12 rating, 42 shots, 69 hits and 21 PIM in 19 games this postseason.
Pageau scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Flyers in Game 4.
Pageau put the Islanders up 2-1 in the third period with his seventh goal of the postseason. The center has added two assists, 28 shots on net and 37 hits through 13 games. He can provide solid value and physicality for DFS managers.
Pageau scored a goal on two shots and had three hits in Monday's 4-0 win over Philadelphia in Game 1.
Pageau was left all alone in front of the net early in the third period, and he converted a Leo Komarov centering feed to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead. After scoring a career-high 26 goals during the regular season, the trade deadline acquisition from Ottawa has added five more tallies in 10 postseason games.
Pageau scored a goal on a team-leading five shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Washington in Game 4. He also provided three hits and two PIM.
Pageau got the Islanders on the board with a hustle play less than four minutes into the game. He initiated the sequence with a strong forecheck and puck retrieval behind the Washington net, the headed in front where he was able to deflect a Scott Mayfield point shot. It was Pageau's fourth goal of the postseason, tying him for the team lead, but his first of the series. He has six points through eight games overall.
Pageau had two assists and four hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the Capitals in Game 2.
Pageau assisted on a pair of third-period markers from Cal Clutterbuck and Anders Lee. Through six playoff games, Pageau has provided a mix of offense and physicality with five points, 16 hits and a plus-5 rating. After Friday's performance, Pageau has 21 points in 41 career postseason games. DFS managers could do worse when filling out the depth portion of their rosters.
Pageau scored a goal and went 8-for-10 on faceoffs Saturday in a 2-1 win over Florida in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Pageau has 13 goals in 36 NHL postseason games and always seems to elevate his game in the playoffs. He gave the Isles a 1-0 lead with a sweet redirection on a cross-ice pass from Derick Brassard.
Pageau scored goals in his first two games for the Islanders but has since gone five straight without lighting the lamp.
The Islanders paid a heavy price when they acquired Pageau from Ottawa for first and second-round picks -- a price that many considered way too high at the time of the trade and will only look worse if the season isn't resumed or if the Islanders don't qualify for the playoffs. The good news is that Pageau signed a six-year, $30 million contract with the club and solidifies the Islanders up the middle, but it's yet another heavy contract for a player that isn't a star and doesn't have a proven track record of performing.
Pageau scored a power-play goal on two shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to St. Louis.
Pageau, a trade deadline pickup from Ottawa, has now scored in each of his first two games with New York. His power-play goal Thursday opened the scoring 8:20 into the game and was his 26th tally of the season, extending his career high. Pageau, who signed a long-term extension with the Islanders immediately following the trade, needs one more point to match his career high of 43 set in 2015-16.
Pageau was able to complete all the necessary paperwork and join the lineup for the Islanders versus the Rangers on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The Islanders' prized trade-deadline addition will have Michael Dal Colle and Josh Bailey flanking him on the third line. Pageau was having a career year for the Senators before the trade, mainly because of a 17.8 shooting percentage. That number is seven ticks higher than his career average and seems likely to regress.
Pageau may not be able to play Tuesday versus the Rangers due to immigration delays, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Pageau is on his way to New York, but general manager Lou Lamoriello stated that work visas still need to be acquired before he can play. If those visas aren't ready before game time Tuesday, Pageau would likely make his debut with the Islanders on Thursday in St. Louis. It's also unknown at this time which line Pageau will center and who his linemates will be. Coach Barry Trotz is likely to mix and match several lines until he finds the right chemistry.
Pageau signed a six-year contract extension worth $5 million annually with the Islanders on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The Islanders acquired Pageau from the Senators for a 2020 conditional first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2022 conditional third-round pick Monday, but the center won't be a rental after inking a long-term deal on Long Island. Pageau will register career highs across all notable categories this year, as he's already racked up 24 goals and 40 points through 60 games. The 27-year-old is expected to center a middle-six line as the Islanders make a playoff push.
Pageau was brought in by the Islanders from the Senators on Monday in a swap for a 2020 conditional first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2022 conditional third-round pick, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. The third-round pick will only transfer to Ottawa if the Islanders win the Stanley Cup this year.
With 24 goals and 16 helpers in 60 games this year, Pageau was one of the top targets on the market and is headed for Long Island. The center could challenge Brock Nelson for a spot on the second line and could even push for a first-line role. In addition, Pageau should be in the mix for the No. 1 power-play unit given that nine of his 40 points this year have come with the man advantage.
Pageau collected two goals and two assists in a 7-4 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.
Two of Pageau's points came while Ottawa was shorthanded. Pageau has six points in his last two games and is now up to 40 in 58 games. He remains a likely candidate to be moved before the trade deadline and figures to add pop to whichever lineup he winds up joining should the Senators elect to part ways with the surging forward.
Pageau scored on the power play and tallied an even-strength assist during Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Stars.
Sunday was Pageau's first multi-point effort since Dec. 23 -- a span of 18 games. His 22 goals this season are a career-best mark for the forward, who continues to be discussed in trade rumors leading up to the deadline. Pageau, across 57 games in 2019-20, has found the scoresheet 36 times.
Pageau scored a power-play goal on three shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Buffalo. He also won 11 of 20 (55.9 percent) faceoffs.
Pageau opened the scoring just 3:59 into the game, deftly re-directing a Thomas Chabot centering feed past Buffalo goalie Linus Ullmark. The tally made Pageau a 20-goal scorer for the first time in his NHL career and he needed only 48 games to do it. Pageau will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and figures to be a hot commodity at next month's trade deadline if Ottawa makes him available.
Pageau (neck) will play in Monday's game versus the Devils, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Pageau has tied his career high for goals (19) and has added 12 helpers through 46 games. He missed the last two contests leading up to the All-Star break, but he'll return to the top line with power-play responsibilities. The 27-year-old continues to be a solid fantasy starter across all formats.
Pageau is dealing with a sore neck and will not play in Saturday's home game against the Flames, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Pageau also missed Thursday's contest against Vegas but, fortunately, it doesn't sound like a serious injury. The Senators don't play again until Jan. 27 after the All-Star break, so the 27-year-old should have time to get back into game shape.
Pageau (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's clash with the Flames, Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Pageau registered seven points in 11 contests prior to getting hurt while averaging 21:01 of ice time. If the center remains sidelined, Artem Anisimov and Chris Tierney should both see an uptick in minutes. With the All-Star break right around the corner, the Sens could decide to hold Pageau out of the lineup as a precaution.
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