EP Rinkside 3 Stars: Career lows for Andrei Vasilevsky are actually very good

I want to be nice this week so I decided to give my beautiful stars to guys who haven't gotten a ton of praise this season but who are having really nice years.

I hope you can respect that!

Let’s go:

3. Quietly getting it done

A bit of a down season for Auston Matthews. He's gonna need to pick it up a bit to even hit 40 goals after making it to 60 in 73 games last season and 41 in just 52 the year before that.

He's definitely heating up, with five goals in his last four games, but it's too little too late unless he has a couple hat tricks before the season ends (although, with him, that's also very possible).

And as much as some people might like to talk about how disappointing it is that he's not in the Rocket Richard conversation again, but it's important to remember that he's still a world-be

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