Pretty Point Streaks
While the San Jose Sharks ride a comfy five-game point streak, a few players have shined on impressive streaks of their own as stable supports to the Sharks offense early into the season.
Brent Burns has two goals and 11 assists in an eight game point streak going back to the lopsided 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Burns picks up an accelerated pace early into this year for the 2017 Norris Trophy winner who had no goals and just seven assists in the first 19 games during his 2017-2018 campaign.
The 33-year-old defenseman is tied with Logan Couture for the team lead with 13 points Burns also has multi-point efforts in four out of the last five games, putting him in prime but early, contention for the Norris Trophy.
Timo Meier has been quite the nice surprise as he extended his point streak to eight games Sunday night with three points, including the OT winner over the Ducks. The Swiss sensation has six goals over a two week stretch, including the last four contests in a row.
Despite holding a name that generally lacks recognition in the league, Meier possesses a team-best 8 goals, two of which have come on the man-advantage, where he suits up on the second unit. With Couture and Hertl as tremendous linemates, Meier rounds out the Sharks’ top six nicely and continues to score at a stellar rate.