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William Nylander scored twice - his sixth and seventh goals of the season - in the Maple Leafs 5-4 loss to the Blackhawks on Sunday. He also had four shots on goal and was a +2.
That's three multi-point performances in the last four games for Nylander and this was also his first multi-goal game of the season. Maybe there was a little extra motivation with his younger brother Alex suiting up for the opponents. In any case, Auston Matthews and Willy are really starting to flash some impressive chemistry. We've mentioned in the past that he's a streaky guy, so hop on now. He's up to 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 19 games, but, as alluded to, six of those points have came in his last four.
William Nylander scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist in Toronto's 3-1 win over the Kings on Tuesday. He skated 16:11 and had a +2 rating.
It was about time Nylander found the back of the net. The smooth skating Swede had fired 23 shots on goal in his last 11 games prior to Tuesday but had only potted one in that span. Nylander showed some great chemistry with Auston Matthews in this one, as the pair scored and assisted on each others goals that were scored just thirty seconds apart in the third period. This was Nylander's first multi-point performance of this season, yet he's still managed to post a decent 11 points (four goals, seven assists) through 16 games. More offence is expected from the 23-year-old, but this game could be the spark that he needed.
William Nylander scored his second goal of the season on Monday, but it wasn't enough as the Maple Leafs ultimately fell 3-2 to the St. Louis Blues. Nylander added four shots on goal and a +1 rating during his 16:14 of ice time.
While we haven't yet seen an offensive outburst game from Nylander - who has a top-six role on the NHL leader in goals for - he has quietly picked up four points (two goals, two assists) in each of his team's first four contests. Nylander is riding shotgun with Auston Matthews and is a key cog on Toronto's second power-play unit, which is obviously a nice situation to be in. He appears capable of putting together a great season after a disappointing showing in 2018-19.
William Nylander buried his third career playoff goal to help lift the Maple Leafs over the Bruins in Game One by a count of 4-1.
Nylander looks to have a positive impact on Toronto's playoff hopes this spring. If he can find his scoring touch in the post-season, Toronto will be just that much more dangerous to handle this time around.
William Nylander netted his second goal of the season in Toronto's 6-1 blowout of the Anaheim Ducks Monday.
Nylander's 2018-19 projected leap forward was stalled by a lengthy holdout and then by what he himself described as the worst scoring drought of his career. It was his first goal since January 3rd and first since being demoted to the Leafs fourth line. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come for fantasy owners, who have to be near their wits end.