Ramblings: Connor Finishes Strong, Hintz to Undergo Surgery, Roto Rankings Risers (May 15)

Ian Gooding

2021-05-15

The Leafs and Jets finished off their regular seasons on Friday, with the Jets coming out on top 4-2.

Kyle Connor led the Jets offensively, scoring twice. Connor now has goals in three consecutive games, with four goals, six points, and 11 shots over that span. He's found his form just in time for the playoffs following a slump in which he had not recorded a single point in seven games. In spite of what might seem like a down season, Connor led the Jets with 26 goals and finished second with 50 points.

Connor's linemates Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele assisted on both of Connor's goals.

Paul Stastny and Pierre-Luc Dubois both left this game, but it sounds like the Jets were just being extra cautious in trying to avoid injuries. According to Paul Maurice, both Stastny and Dubois will be in the lineup for the first game of the playoffs.

Pierre Engvall scored another goal for the Leafs, giving him four goals in his last five games. Engvall's linemate Ilya Mikheyev scored a goal of his own, breaking a seven-game pointless drought.

Auston Matthews did not score a goal, so he finishes the season with 41 goals. Unless Connor McDavid can score nine goals against the Canucks (which I wouldn't totally rule out), Matthews will be your Rocket Richard winner. That's exactly what all of our writers thought would happen in our Season Predictions, except for one particular writer who got cute with his prediction and thought Matthews would tie Alex Ovechkin. But I won't mention his name!

Jack Campbell got tagged