Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck found a new trainer to work with in the offseason to continue his development.
Hellebuyck’s work with the trainer, who also trains Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnky, is paying off for Winnipeg.
Francois is one of three offensive starters who suffered season-ending injuries and the numbers for Florida State show how much they are missed.
Going into Saturday’s game against Syracuse, Florida State (2-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) has scored just 122 points and is averaging a Power 5-worst 24.3 points per game. It is FSU’s worst output thru seven games since 1975, when the Seminoles had just 75 points and finished with 187 in 11 games.
“We’ve been steady with our game, a confident group right here,” Gunnarsson said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s special teams or 5-on-5, we’re playing our game and we’ve got the confidence that we’re going to break the other team down.”
Tanner Pearson and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 9-2-1. Jonathan Quick made 26 saves.
Tarasenko and Schwartz continued their strong play against Los Angeles. Tarasenko has 14 points in 15 career games and Schwartz has six points in his last five games against the Kings.
“I think we were better than last game,” Schwartz said. “I thought we were moving a lot better, supporting each other better and just making strong plays with the puck.”
Tarasenko gave the Blues a 1-0 lead and broke a five-game goal drought at 7:25 of the second period. Schwartz picked off Derek Forbort’s pass at center ice and found Tarasenko streaking in on the left side.