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Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Manages power-play helper
Girard logged a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Kraken in Game 4.
Girard set up the second of Mikko Rantanen's goals in the game. This was Girard's second helper in four playoff contests, and his first power-play point since March 27 versus the Ducks. The defenseman has added 10 hits, five blocked shots, three shots on goal and an even plus-minus rating while seeing top-four minutes.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Garners assist in win
Girard logged an assist, three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Kraken in Game 2.
Girard had the secondary helper on Devon Toews' go-ahead goal in the third period, which stood as the game-winner. This was Girard's fifth assist in the last eight contests and his first helper through two playoff outings. The 24-year-old was productive with a career-high 37 points, 119 shots on net and 116 blocked shots in 76 regular-season appearances. He'll fill a top-four role during the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Dishes pair of helpers
Girard picked up two assists, blocked three shots and went plus-5 in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
This was Girard's first multi-point effort since March 4. The defenseman helped out on Mikko Rantanen's 50th goal of the season as well as a Nathan MacKinnon tally in the second period that stood as the game-winner. Girard is up to a career-high 35 points (six goals, 29 assists) with 109 shots on net, 111 blocked shots, 64 hits and a minus-9 rating through 71 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Hands out assist
Girard provided an assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Wild.
Girard has picked up a goal and an assist over his last two games after earning just one helpers over his previous seven outings. The 24-year-old defenseman is up to 33 points, one shy of his career high, with 107 shots on net, 104 blocked shots and a minus-14 rating through 68 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Strikes on power play
Girard scored a power-play goal on three shots in Monday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.
Prior to Monday, Girard had a modest four assists over 12 games since his last goal. He had the Avalanche's last tally in a dominant win Monday. The 24-year-old defenseman is up to six goals, 32 points, 105 shots on net, 103 blocked shots and a minus-14 rating through 67 outings. He needs two points to match his career high, which he set in 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Picks up assist Monday
Girard notched an assist and went plus-2 in Monday's 5-0 win over the Blackhawks.
Girard helped out on Logan O'Connor's third-period tally. The helper ended a three-game slump for Girard, who has four assists over nine contests since his last goal. The 24-year-old defenseman is up to 31 points (three shy of his career high) with 100 shots on net, 95 blocked shots, 55 hits and a minus-10 rating through 63 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Keeps rolling with assist
Girard notched an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Kings.
Girard set up an Evan Rodrigues tally in the second period. Through five games in March, Girard has racked up a goal and five helpers. The 24-year-old defenseman is up to five goals, 24 helpers, 91 shots on net, 87 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating through 58 contests. If he can hit the scoresheet one more time, he'll secure the third 30-point campaign of his career.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Records assist Tuesday
Girard notched an assist and four blocked shots in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Sharks.
Girard has a goal and four helpers over his last four games, though he's also gone minus-5 in that span. The 24-year-old is back on the second pairing now that Cale Makar has returned to action. Girard is up to 28 points through 56 outings this season, matching his point total from 67 contests a year ago. He's added 89 shots on net, 85 blocked shots, 54 hits and a minus-11 rating in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Three-point effort in loss
Girard scored a goal and added two assists in a 7-3 loss to the Stars on Saturday.
His goal came late in the first when his slapper deflected off the stick of the Stars' Tyler Seguin and past Jake Oettinger. Girard hasn't been able to replicate his offensive success from 2020-21 (32 points in 48 games), but he's on pace to top his career high of 34 points, set in 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Helps on two goals
Girard had two assists, two shots on goal, one hit and two blocked shots over 24:52 of ice time in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Oilers.
Girard registered a second straight two-assist game and did a good job shadowing Connor McDavid in a game that Colorado's defense was not very good. The defenseman has picked up the scoring pace, recording two goals and 14 assists over the last 19 contests. He may need to continue in the same vein if the injured Cale Makar (upper body) is forced to miss more games.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Two helpers in win
Girard picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blues.
Even with Cale Makar (concussion) and Bowen Byram both back in the lineup, Girard has stayed productive in recent weeks. The 24-year-old has recorded a goal and nine points over the last nine games, but he's never scored more than 34 points over a full season. Given his role on the Avs' blue line, Girard isn't likely to keep this hot streak going much longer.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Supplies assist to win
Girard had an assist and one hit over 23:49 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Wild.
Like other defenseman on the roster, Girard is taking on more TOI with Cale Makar (head) out of action, including a regular gig on the top pair with Devon Toews. Girard, who averages a shade under 21 minutes per night, is averaging 24:11 TOI over the four games without Makar. He's also stepped up his offensive game of late, posting seven points (one goal, six assists) over the last eight.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Logs assist in win
Girard had a shorthanded assist, two shots on goal, two hits and three blocked shots over 25:34 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 win over Florida.
Girard's clearing attempt got past Carter Verhaeghe into the neutral zone, where Andrew Cogliano led a 2-on-1 break that resulted in a Logan O'Connor tally to open the scoring. It was the fifth time in the last six games that Girard has hit the scoresheet. The Avalanche may need more sustained offense from Girard if Cale Makar's head injury lingers.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Helps on lone goal
Girard had an assist, three shots on goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 22:34 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
Girard welcomed back partner Bowen Byram from a lower-body injury, and the two defenders assisted on Nathan MacKinnon's second period goal. The helper extended Girard's point streak to four games (one goal, four assists).... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Runs point streak to three
Girard had an assist, two shots on goal, five blocked shots and two PIM over 22:34 of ice time in Saturday's 4-2 win over St. Louis.
Girard's blast from the point was stopped by Jordan Binnington, but the rebound landed on the stick of J.T. Compher, who buried the puck. It was the third straight game with a point for Girard, who has one goal and three assists during this streak. Girard, who is last on the team at minus-8, has taken some heat this season, but he's found the offense hinted at when he scored 32 points in 48 games during the COVID-shortened season. The 24-year-old defenseman has nine points over the last 12 games.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Goal and assist in loss
Girard scored a goal on seven shots, dished a power-play assist and blocked three shots in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Ducks.
Both of Girard's points came in the second period. The defenseman has gotten back on track with a pair of goals and six helpers through 12 outings in January. He's at 15 points, 65 shots on net, 53 blocked shots and a minus-9 rating through 41 games this season, playing primarily on the second pairing.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Records helper Tuesday
Girard notched an assist, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Capitals.
Girard reached the 10-assist mark for the season with a secondary helper on Alex Newhook's second-period tally. With six points over his last 10 games, Girard's done better on offense in January. He's up to 13 points, 58 shots on net, 50 blocked shots, 36 hits and a minus-10 rating through 40 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Assists in consecutive contests
Girard notched an assist, three blocked shots and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
Girard helped out on a Nathan MacKinnon tally in the third period. This was Girard's second straight game with an assist, and he's riding a season-high three-game point streak. The 24-year-old blueliner is up to 10 points, 54 shots on net, 40 blocked shots, 35 hits and a minus-12 rating through 33 appearances. while his recent uptick on offense is encouraging, it's unclear if he'll sustain it for an extended stretch.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Credited with helper
Girard notched an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Oilers.
Girard helped out on Brad Hunt's game-tying goal in the third period. Over his last seven games, Girard has picked up two goals and two assists, accounting for four of his nine points this season. The 24-year-old blueliner has added 54 shots on net, 37 blocked shots, 33 hits, 14 PIM and a minus-13 rating through 32 contests.... See More ... See Less
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