This Evan Rodrigues season is an unexpected surprise

Most of his increase in goal scoring comes down to an increase in shot volume, which has been driven by more ice time and a different role where he has had an opportunity to play more on top power play unit, on the top line, and in expanded minutes. He already has 12 games this season with at least four shots on goal, including six games with at least five shots on goal. That includes a pair of seven shots on goal games, including a 12-shot effort in one of them.