Fiala scored an empty-net goal in Friday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Fiala's first goal of the year may have just been insurance in Friday's game, but it was a much-needed first point for the 24-year-old. He's contributed 20 shots on goal, six PIM and seven hits through five contests, but fantasy managers likely drafted Fiala for his scoring potential. He ended last year with 15 goals and 30 points in 28 games after the calendar flipped to January -- a slow start to 2020-21 shouldn't detract from what he's capable of doing when he's on his game. Fiala's a solid buy-low candidate at this stage of the season.
Fiala has no points and 13 shots while averaging 20:01 of ice time through two games this season.
Coming off a career-highs in goals (23), assists (31) and points (54) last season, it's a bit concerning to see Fiala get off to a slow start this campaign. Coach Dean Evason clearly has confidence in the 24-year-old, as Fiala as averaged 5:41 of power-play time this season. Expect the points to start flowing as Fiala continues to see time in a top-six role and on the team's top power-play unit.
Fiala (undisclosed), as expected, practiced with the team Tuesday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
While the Wild were bounced in the opening round of the 2020 postseason, Fiala ended the campaign on a hot streak with 17 goals and 13 helpers in his final 22 games of the year (including the playoffs). The Swiss winger will look to carry that into the upcoming season and will no doubt be tasked with increased responsibilities on the power play with Mats Zuccarello (arm) sidelined.
Fiala (undisclosed) didn't practice with his teammates in camp Monday but did some individual work afterwards, Jessi Pierce of Minnesota Hockey Journal reports.
Per Pierce, coach Dean Evason labeled Fiala's absence from the main session as precautionary. With 10 days to go before the Wild's season opener, Fiala has plenty of time to recover from whatever's bothering him, and his ability to participate in some capacity at the end suggests he could be close to a return.
Fiala notched an assist, four shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 4.
Fiala finished the series with three tallies and a helper, as well as 19 shots and 10 PIM. The 24-year-old winger has thrived under head coach Dean Evason, with a career-high 54 points (23 goals, 31 assists) in 64 outings in the 2019-20 regular season.
Fiala scored two goals on six shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Canucks in Game 2.
Fiala scored twice in the final 2:29 of the contest, cutting the deficit to one goal, but the Wild still took the loss. The Swiss winger has been in fine form to start the series, with three goals and 11 shots in two games.
Fiala tallied a power-play goal on five shots in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Canucks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Fiala struck 2:50 into the contest, and the Wild never looked back. The winger struggled during the first month of the season, but from Nov. 1, he posted 23 goals and 30 assists in 56 games. Fiala seems poised to repeat that level of production during the Wild's playoff run as a top-line player with a large role on the power play.
Fiala has posted 23 goals and 31 assists through 64 games this season.
Fiala surged to 15 points in his last 10 games before play in the NHL was halted. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a career year to date, posting career highs in assists and points (54), and he currently sits atop the roster leading the team in points this campaign. Fiala's play had finally started to match his lofty expectations that the team had for him since he was acquired at the trade deadline last year from Nashville. If the youngster can keep his confidence on a consistent basis going forward, he'll likely continue to pace the Wild while warranting serious fantasy value.
Fiala scored a pair of power-play goals on five shots in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.
Fiala gave the Wild a lead in the first period, and then secured the win with 59 seconds left in overtime. His six-game point streak ended Saturday in Los Angeles, but Fiala has posted multiple points in six of his last eight outings. The surging winger is up to 23 goals, 54 points (18 on the power play) and 175 shots through 64 contests.
Fiala notched an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.
While Fiala's multi-point streak ended at five games, the single helper put him at five goals and seven assists in his last six outings. It's been a tremendous surge for the 23-year-old winger, who is up to 52 points (21 goals, 31 helpers), 164 shots and a plus-4 rating through 62 contests.
Fiala recorded a goal, an assist and seven shots on net in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Predators.
Fiala set a new career high in points Sunday night against the Capitals, and he continued to pile on against the team that drafted him 11th overall in 2014. The 23-year-old has been on a tear over the last month, racking up 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) across 15 games, and he now sports a team-high 51 points this year.
Fiala scored a goal and dished an assist, both on the power play, in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
After racking up 10 goals and 19 points in 14 appearances in February, Fiala kept it going with a fourth-straight multi-point effort to start March. The 23-year-old winger set a new career high in points at 49, achieved in just 60 games this year. He's added 154 shots, 40 PIM and an even plus-minus rating -- Fiala's hot and proving his worth to fantasy owners in need of an extra push ahead of their playoffs.
Fiala scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets.
That's now three straight multi-point efforts for the 23-year-old. Fiala has been on fire all month, and he has 10 goals and 19 points in his last 13 games -- a hot streak that leaves him only one point shy of tying the career-high 48 he recorded in Nashville in 2017-18.
Fiala scored a goal and added two assists in Thursday's 7-1 win over the Red Wings.
Fiala has nine goals and 17 points in his last 12 games. It remains to be seen whether this is just a hot stretch or the beginning of a true breakout for the 11th overall pick from the 2014 draft, but fantasy owners can continue to lean on Fiala in the short term either way.
Fiala scored the game-winning goal and set up another while adding two PIM and two hits in a 5-4 win over Columbus on Tuesday.
Fiala's goal midway through the third period gave the Wild a 5-3 lead after Columbus nearly rallied from 4-1 down. He also set up Eric Staal's goal that opened the scoring 94 seconds into the game. Fiala has enjoyed a splendid month of February, racking up eight goals and six assists in 12 games. Five of those outings have been multi-point performances, and Fiala now has 17 goals and 41 points in 57 games.
Fiala scored a goal on four shots in Friday's 5-3 win over the Oilers.
For the third time in February, Fiala found twine in consecutive games. He's now at 16 goals and 40 points this season, eclipsing last year's production in just 55 games in 2019-20. Fiala's been red-hot recently -- the 23-year-old could make for a nice addition to fantasy rosters in need of help for a playoff push.
Fiala scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks.
Fiala scored just 1:03 into the first period, tallying on an odd-man rush. The 23-year-old winger has racked up six goals and five helpers in his last nine games. For the year, he's at 15 markers, 39 points and 132 shots in 54 contests. The recent hot run should earn Fiala some attention from fantasy owners.
Fiala had a goal and two assists along with a team-leading six shots in Tuesday's 4-0 victory over Vegas.
Fiala is on a tear right now. He extended his point streak to five games (five goals, five assists) and four of those are multi-point efforts. He knocked home a rebound midway through the second period Tuesday and set up power-play tallies by Jared Spurgeon and Zach Parise. It was Fiala's first three-point game since he was acquired from Nashville at last year's trade deadline. The 23-year-old has fit in nicely with Minnesota, contributing 14 goals and 24 assists in 51 games in 2019-20.
Fiala potted a goal and dished an assist, both on the power play, in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Fiala added six shots on goal in the contest. The winger has seven points and 20 shots in his last four games, which has seen him start to earn top-line minutes. The 23-year-old's hot run has him up to 35 points and 117 shots through 50 contests overall this year.
Fiala recorded an assist, four shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Fiala has accumulated five points and 14 shots in his last three games. The 23-year-old now has 33 points (12 tallies, 21 helpers) through 49 contests this season. He's added 111 shots and 36 PIM.
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