Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 1 Month

Hornqvist tallied two goals and three points Saturday in a 3-1 win over the Islanders.

The first-line forward, who picked up a goal and an assist on the man advantage, now has eight points in four games. Hornqvist also leads Pittsburgh with 28 shots on goal after firing 12 shots at New York on Saturday.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 1 Month

Hornqvist scored a goal and added a power-play helper in Pittsburgh's 5-2 romp over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

He registered nine shots through 40 minutes and coasted in the third, totally just 14:06 TOI overall. Hornqvist has picked up four points in two games and has shown a willingness to work the corners and also find soft spots with shooting lanes. It's early, but he's setting up for a career season with Pittsburgh.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 2 Months

Hornqvist scored his first goal in a Penguins sweater and added a power-play assist Thursday against Anaheim.

Hornqvist's debut couldn't have gone much better. He acquitted himself nicely on the first-unit power play, assisting on a Sidney Crosby score. The Penguins are looking for Hornqvist to put the puck on net and he didn't disappoint, registering four shots on goal. He also missed the cage on four other attempts and had two blocked.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 2 Months

Hornqvist, who skated with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz on Wednesday, was held pointless against Detroit.

He registered one shot while seeing five other attempts blocked or missing the net. Hornqvist makes for a strong fantasy sleeper, as he regularly totals 50-plus points and takes a healthy number of shots. The Penguins are expected to play him with Evgeni Malkin, but even if Malkin misses time with an undisclosed injury Hornqvist will still see ample opportunity on Pittsburgh's potent power play. Hornqvist, Kunitz and Crosby all played more than four minutes (4:05 TOI) on the man advantage Wednesday to lead the team.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Months

Patric Hornqvist is looking forward to getting a chance to skate with Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, but he said it won't change the way he plays the game.

"I'm going hard to the net and scoring goals around the net," Hornqvist said. "I always try to be a good guy in the locker room. Nick (Spaling) is the same way. Happy around the rink. I'm pretty sure they already have those kinds of guys there. I'm just excited to meet the coaches and the players and to build something up there." He was an assistant captain for Nashville last season. He can play right or left wing and it's likely he'll get Malkin as his center. He has hit 30 goals once in his career and posted a personal high 53 points last season. Look for him to improve on those totals in 2014-15.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Months

The Pittsburgh Penguins have picked up Patric Hornqvist from the Nashville Predators for James Neal.

Nick Spaling is also headed to the Penguins. Hornqvist will get a huge bump in fantasy value as he will join the line of Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin and will get plenty of power play time as well. He could get 40-plus goals if he can remain healthy.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 7 Months

Star forward Patric Hornqvist makes it clear why he thinks Barry Trotz's contract isn't being renewed as the coach of the Nashville Predators.

"It's our fault that he left," Hornqvist said. "We didn't play good enough for him. He can't be on the ice, he just puts the right players out there. In the end this is our fault that he gets fired, and obviously that's a huge responsibility for us and we have to be better next year."

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 8 Months

Patric Hornqvist had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-5 win over Chicago.

Hornqvist has been on fire lately with nine goals and 17 points in his last 10 games. That's allowed him to salvage what would have otherwise been a disappointing campaign by bringing him up to 52 points in 75 contests.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 8 Months

Patric Hornqvist continued his torrid streak by scoring in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Coyotes.

The underrated forward has now registered goals in five of his last six games and has amassed 15 points during his past nine outings. He has not enjoyed a fantastic season, but his performance over the past couple of weeks surely won a few fantasy hockey leagues. Craig Smith also scored a goal for Nashville in the win.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 8 Months

Predators' forward Patric Hornqvist is on fire as of late.

Since becoming a father on March 25th, Hornqvist has registered 10 points in five games. Perhaps the increased responsibilities of fatherhood have motivated the 26-year-old to new heights. If you have Hornqvist, ride him.