Eight goals in 28 games. This number isn't good enough for Max Pacioretty, who's technically the Montreal Canadiens' best goal-scorer.
So many experts and journalists have been trying to figure out what is going on with the #67, and why he's been struggling so much since the start of the 2017-18 season.
After Pacioretty said he tried to change his style a little bit over the past few weeks, head coach Claude Julien commented on this issue today. Here's what he had to say about his captain and his two linemates, Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw:
"They have to work on their chemistry. We work hard with them, we believe they can do great things together. That being said, Max has been doing a lot of great things other than scoring goals. He must focus on only one aspect of the game. We would love to see him scoring goals again, and we know he really wants to."
Pacioretty has only scored one goal in his last 11 games, and was the Habs' only forward who wasn't able to record a single point on Saturday, when the Canadiens scored 10 goals against the Detroit Red Wings.
The 29-year-old forward will have to work extremely hard if he wants to score 30 goals for the fifth straight season... But that being said, 22 goals in 53 games is entirely feasible for a good player like him!