Henrik Zetterberg hasn’t been the offensive force he was last season. But, he’s getting closer to that level. Zetterberg’s three assists in Tuesday’s 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders put him tied for second on the team with 23 points. Dylan Larkin, who also had three assists against the Islanders, leads the team with 27 points. In the last four games, Zetterberg had seven points (one goal, six assists). And, in coach Jeff Blashill’s estimation, the best could be yet to come. “Historically, Zetterberg always has been better in the second half of the year,” Blashill said. That was certainly the case last season, as Zetterberg led the team in scoring and played his best hockey, arguably, after the holidays. Blashill feels the types of games that are played late in the season are conducive to Zetterberg’s strengths.
Zetterberg’s surge could be sign of things to come
Detroit News | Dec 20