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Why Watch Him: four points in three games
After weeks of being on Brock Nelson’s back about not scoring the Minnesotan is on fire! Over his last three games Brock Nelson has a goal and three assists for four points. That’s 17% of his production this season in just three games.
Can he keep it up? In those four games he’s carrying a pace of 1.33 points per game. That seems way too high for Brock Nelson. I wish he could keep it up, but looking at his career there’s no reason to think that Brock Nelson is a point-per-game player for longer than a few games.
Just this week on the podcast co-Expert Matt O’Leary and I figured that a 0.50 point per game would be a great return from Brock Nelson at this point of the season. We thought we’d be lucky to get that even.
But for some reason Brock just keeps getting on the score sheet. Brock just finds a way. Again, there’s no way it’s sustainable, but that’s why I think you need to watch him tonight. Watch the body language. Is Brock engaged? Is he fired up? If so, he just might continue this streak.
But if Brock Nelson is coasting into the zone on a back check. Or not going into the board to fish out pucks, then I think we can easily call this streak over and return to our not so pleasant regularly scheduled Brock Nelson programing.