Put on oven mitts because this is a hot take: Erik Karlsson is a huge difference-maker for the Ottawa Senators.
After scoring a goal and an assist as they carved out a crucial point on Monday, Karlsson scored another important tally against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
The goal gives Karlsson 17 goals and 71 points on the season, and he has time to add to such totals.
This tally reminds the Red Wings and other opponents not to sleep on Karlsson even if he’s shooting from seemingly harmless angles. Then again, Detroit’s goalies probably should have received the memo after last night:
As much as the Senators have struggled, a red-hot Karlsson is the type of game-changer who could make them a scarier opponent.