Over his last ten games, Anders Lee has a single goal and three helpers for four points. None of that production has come over the last four games.
And it’s not for his lack of trying. Lee has registered 21 shots on goal over those four games. It’s just not going in like it usually does for the former 40 goal scorer Anders Lee. At his current goal-scoring pace, he won’t hit 25 goals by the end of the season.
Again, it’s not that he isn’t trying. But he’s not exactly getting a ton of quality. With all that rubber towards the net, he still sits fourth behind Barzal, Toews, and Eberle in terms of xGF during the Isles four-game Western road trip.
His current dry spell could come down to a simple run of poor luck. Lee is shooting at a season average of 10.3 percent while his career average is 13.9 percent.
Both his expected goals-for and high-danger chances for at 5on5 are third only to Mathew Barzal and Devon Toews at 38.43 and 206 respectively. Lee is still a dangerous presence in front of the net. But something just isn’t clicking for him when he’s getting the chances.
Lee needs to find a way to get through this current funk. The team depends on him being more prolific in front of goal. Whether it’s as simple as changing the direction of the tape on his stick or something a bit more structural such as where he’s going to be when taking shots.