Vatrano picked up an assist with only one shot on goal in a 4-2 loss to the Wild on Tuesday.
Vatrano gets his success from shot volume, and he hasn't been able to find the net much during his nine-game goal drought. He was averaging 2.72 shots per game over the first 18 games of the season where he scored six goals, but has only registered more than two shots in a game once during his current dry spell.
Vatrano picked up an assist in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.
Vatrano assisted on Brett Connolly's first goal that sparked another four-goal comeback for the Panthers. With the addition of Connolly over the offseason, the Cats have turned to Vatrano less for offense, but the Massachusetts native is still on pace to put up similar numbers to last year's career high of 39. He has six goals, 10 points and 54 shots on goal through 22 games this season.
Vatrano scored on the power play in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Bruins.
It was a great time for Vatrano to score his first power-play goal of the season, as the Panthers overcame a 4-0 deficit to win in the shootout. Vatrano now has nine points over the last 13 games.
Vatrano scored his fourth goal of the season in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Capitals on Thursday.
Vatrano opened the scoring for the Panthers by taking advantage of mistakes by the Capitals' top pairing. After Keith Yandle flicked the puck out of the Panthers' defensive zone, Washington's Nick Jensen couldn't handle the puck and John Carlson caught an edge to send Vatrano in alone. Despite constant shuffles with his linemates due to injury, the Massachusetts native has four goals and seven points in his last 10 games.
Vatrano posted an assist and two shots in Thursday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Flames.
Vatrano combined with Denis Malgin and goal-scorer Mark Pysyk for a go-ahead goal in the third period from the third line. After starting cold, Vatrano's showing signs of life on offense with two goals and two helpers in his last five games. The 25-year-old has added 27 shots on goal in 10 games this year.
Vatrano scored a short-handed goal on seven shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Avalanche.
Vatrano showed terrific speed on the goal, outracing an Avs defenseman up the right wing and beating Colorado goalie Phillip Grubauer for his first goal of the year. Vatrano was held without a point in his first five games of the season, but has reached the scoresheet in consecutive games now. The 25-year-old broke out with a 24-goal campaign last year after having scored 25 in his first 124 NHL games.
Vatrano collected an assist in a 6-3 win over the Devils on Monday.
Vatrano's first point of the season via assist on Brett Connolly's first goal as a Panther. That tally sparked a big comeback for the Cats, who were down 4-1 halfway through the second period. Vatrano put up a career-high 24 goals and 39 points last season, but went through the first five games of this season without a point.
Vatrano has failed to register a point while posting a minus-2 rating through the Panthers' first two games of the campaign.
Dvorak, who set career highs in goals (24), assists (15) and shots on goal (208) in 81 games last year, is still skating in a middle-six role while manning a spot on Florida's second power-play unit, so he should be able to break the ice sooner rather than later. He'll look to do just that Tuesday in a home matchup with the Hurricanes.
Vatrano will suit up for the United States in the upcoming IIHF World Championship in Germany and France, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
The 25-year-old enjoyed a fantastic year in 2018-19, producing 24 goals and 15 assists in 81 games, all of which were career highs. Vatrano also developed his game on the other side of the puck, racking up 208 shots, 139 hits and 74 blocks, which were also career highs. Depending on how the roster shakes out, Vatrano could be a key contributor for the Americans.
Vatrano scored the opening goal in Monday's 5-3 win over the Capitals.
He also collected three shots and two hits in the contest. After scoring 25 goals in his first 124 games across three seasons, Vatrano has 24 in 79 games with two to play in the current campaign. The 25-year-old has found a spot that works in the Panthers lineup, converting an offensive breakout into a three-year extension in late February.
Vatrano scored his team's only goal -- coming on a third-period power play -- in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Montreal.
It was Vatrano's 23rd goal of the season, far and away the most he's ever produced in a single season (his previous career high was 10). Along with his 15 assists, Vatrano now has 38 points in 76 games.
Vatrano picked up an assist on the empty-net goal during Thursday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.
That gives Vatrano 15 assists on the season -- although he is known more for his ability to score goals than to create them. He is one of only 16 players in the league to score at least 20 goals but fail to register 20 assists. Vatrano also collected four shots, six hits and a block in Thursday's victory.
Vatrano netted his 22nd goal of the year in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
Vatrano has scored in consecutive games after just three assists in the prior 11 contests. The versatile forward had four shots and two blocked shots in Thursday's game. Vatrano is at 36 points and 107 hits in 69 appearances this season, as well as 178 shots, all of which are career highs as he has finally received a chance to play consistently.
Vatrano collected an assist during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins -- breaking a seven-game point drought.
The assist was Vatrano's first point since signing a three-year contract extension Feb 23. During his point drought, the shoot-first winger found himself moved off the first line, where he had flourished with Aleksander Barkov. Despite the drought, Vatrano is still having by far his best season in the NHL with 20 goals and 34 points through 65 games.
Vatrano signed a three-year extension worth $7.6 million with Florida on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Having already scored a career-best 20 goals in 2018-19, the UMass product was rewarded with a new deal. A dominant goal scorer in the AHL, Vatrano has found a way to get more shots off than he has in previous seasons while scoring on an impressive 13.7 percent of his shots on goal. With a cap hit of $2.53 million, this contract could end up looking like a serious bargain for the Panthers.
Vatrano picked up two assists during Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Sabres.
With a career scoring ratio of 45 goals to 27 assists, Vatrano is used to being on the opposite end of the scoring equation than he was on Tuesday. It is only the fourth time in his career that Vatrano tallied more than one assist in a game. He filled up the scoresheet during the win, also tallying two penalty minutes, two shots on goal, four hits, three blocks and ended the night a plus-3.
Vatrano hit 20 goals on the season after finding the back of the net during Sunday's 6-3 win over Montreal.
Spending time on the first line has done wonders for Vatrano's scoring, as he has set a career high in goals (20), assists (11) and points (31). Vatrano has shown great chemistry with Aleksander Barkov, meaning nothing but good things for his future with the Panthers.
Vatrano tallied a goal and added two hits during Saturday's 5-4 overtime win against the Capitals.
Vatrano has been quite productive since being promoted to the second line with Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Huberdeau, having tallied seven goals and 12 points in his last 12 games. With the Panthers desperate for more even-strength production outside of the top unit, the 24-year-old winger should get plenty of work as long as he can keep producing and is worth rostering in deeper formats as he continues to build on a career season.
Vatrano scored his 17th goal of the season during Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Golden Knights.
Vatrano has six goals and 10 points in his last nine games as he has found himself skating on the Panthers' first line. His time on ice per game hasn't actually seen a noticeable jump -- it's still hovering around 14 minutes per game -- but points have been coming easily. He is already nine points above his previous career high and -- with the Panthers looking to be sellers at the trade deadline -- will likely hang onto his spot in the top six for the remainder of the season.
Vatrano scored a goal and dished three assists -- including two on the power play -- in Monday's 6-2 victory over San Jose.
Vatrano heads into the All-Star break with five goals and nine points over his last seven contests. He's already set new career highs in games played (47), goals (16) and points (26). The Massachusetts native scored a goal in each of the Panthers' last three games, all resulting in victories.
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