Buffalo just completed a long, five-game road trip on the West Coast with a solid 3-2 record. Heading into this road trip, Jeff Skinner had yet to record a point for his new team, held scoreless in his first four games. Skinner’s production finally came on the West Coast and it came in bunches. He exploded for five goals and seven points in five games, including a hat-trick against the L.A. Kings. Over those five games, Skinner was one of the most dangerous and productive players in the NHL.
We all know Skinner is capable of stretches of play like this. He does rank 12th in goals since 2015-16, even after a down season in his last year with the Hurricanes. In a contract year and with a new team for the first time of his career, Skinner could be in for a big year if he continues to have shooting performances like this as he grows more comfortable in Buffalo.