Tomas Plekanec C MTL 4 months ago

Plekanec picked up an assist and earned the night's third star in Thursday's 6-2 victory over the Lightning.

Plekanec seemed primed for a huge postseason after finishing the regular season with a four-game goal streak, but things haven't gone according to plan for the 32-year-old. Though he opened the playoffs with a goal and assist in wins over the Senators in Games 1 and 2 of the first round, he's since gone into hibernation, providing just two points in his last eight contests. Plekanec has at least attempted two or more shots in each contest thus far, providing a glimmer of hope that he may eventually break out of his slumber.

Tomas Plekanec C MTL 4 months ago

Plekanec registered four shots in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Senators.

The veteran center skated 22:00 TOI to lead all Montreal forwards, and led the team in shots as well. Plekanec now has a goal and an assist through four playoff games, and will try to add to his totals when the Habs return home to try to close out the series in Game 5.

Tomas Plekanec C MTL 5 months ago

Plekanec picked up a goal and two PIMs in Wednesday's Game 1 win over the Senators.

Plekanec has plenty of playoff experience as a member of the Canadiens, with Wednesday's win going down as his 70th postseason appearance with the team since 2006. The 32-year-old center had points in the last four games of the regular season, so owners still involved in fantasy pools can enjoy the fact that he's carried the positive momentum into the playoffs.

Tomas Plekanec C MTL 5 months ago

Plekanec registered a power-play goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Panthers.

Plekanec has been heating up lately as the season draws to a close as he's collected five points in his last five games, and 12 points in his last 12. The 32-year-old still has an outside shot to reach the 60-point plateau for the third time in his career, needing three points in the team's final two contests, but it's been a productive year for the center regardless.

Tomas Plekanec C MTL 5 months ago

Plekanec scored a power-play goal in Friday's loss to the Devils.

It was the third point in four games for Plekanec, who is finishing the season strong. The 32-year-old has four goals and 10 points in his last 11 games, giving him 55 points in 79 games on the season. Keep him rolling, as the top-line center producing consistently and is on track to post his highest goal total in five years.

Tomas Plekanec C MTL 5 months ago

Plekanec scored the game-winning goal and picked up an assist on the empty-net insurance marker in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Sharks.

He now has four points, including three helpers, in his last two games and seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last five games. He has 52 points and has suddenly gotten on pace to deliver his best totals since his career-best 70 in 2009-10. Now don't get us wrong -- he won't get close to that. But high-50s is within reach.

Tomas Plekanec C MTL 5 months ago

Plekanec dished out two assists and went plus-3 in Thursday's win over the Hurricanes, pushing him to the 50-point mark for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

Rumors of the 32-year-old's demise have been greatly exaggerated, as he's bounced back from last season's mediocre 43-point showing to post his fifth 50-plus-point campaign. Plekanec's been particularly productive of late, having rattled off five points in the last four games.

Tomas Plekanec C MTL 6 months ago

Plekanec collected a power-play goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.

Plekanec had been seeing a drop in his shots on goal total of late, but he's responded in the last two games with nine combined attempts, a result that's netted him three points in that span. He's just two points away from reaching the 50-point plateau for the fifth time in his career, and should continue to produce regularly as long as he's sending the puck on net.

Tomas Plekanec C MTL 6 months ago

Plekanec set up Brendan Gallagher's second-period tally in Thursday's loss to the Kings.

Plekanec put the scoring chance in motion by firing off a shot on goal that bounced off goalie Jonathan Quick before Gallagher collected the rebound and found the back of the net. It would go down as Plekanec's only shot on goal during the contest, mirroring a trend of light activity he's fallen victim to of late. While Plekanec hasn't noticed a prolonged scoring drought as a result, he's still put one or zero shots on goal in three of his last five games, making it a bit hard to reliably depend on him.

Tomas Plekanec C MTL 6 months ago

Plekanec scored the game-winning goal and also added an assist in Monday's 2-0 win over the Red Wings.Plekanec is heating up as he's now registered a point in four straight and has seven in his last six contests. The multi-point effort brings him up to 40 points, and he should surpass the 50-point plateau for the first time since the 2011-12 season.