Adam Henrique suffered an injury with Albany earlier this season that required surgery on his left thumb, but when he returned he was very productive. In his first seven games, he scored four goals and earned two assists. Unfortunately, Henrique has only produced one assist since those first seven games: a primary feed to Patrik Elias for a shorthanded goal last Thursday in Washington. He's currently mired in a scoring slump. As fans, it is a point of concern. With the Devils as a whole struggling to score goals in spots over the last two weeks, he's not alone. I am highlighting Henrique for a number of reasons.
First, his slump is an example of how bad luck can come suddenly after a run of good luck. Henrique didn't just return to the lineup, he made an impact in his first game of professional hockey in months. He scored a goal on his very first - and only - shot on net against the Islanders on January 31. It was an important goal as it was the game-tying score. Since that game, he scored another three goals on nine shots and earned two assists. As impressive as it was, no one shoots at 40% for long. Only in hindsight did we know when that ended and it didn't happen with a big event like an injury or a performance. The points just dried up without warning. It happens, but it's worth discussing.
Adam Henrique's Current Scoring Slump & Why He Should Try to Shoot it Out
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