Filip Chytil stayed hot Monday night when he scored the eventual game-winner against the Stars at the Garden, becoming the first teenager in Rangers history to tally goals in four straight games.
So perhaps it comes as no surprise that his confidence in the NHL has never been higher.
"I can't say the first 17 games, when I didn't score a goal, that I wasn't confident. I was confident," Chytil said, per the New York Post.
"But now, it's more and more. I'm happy that we are winning and I can help the team with goals."
Chytil, the 21st overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft, put the Rangers ahead 2-1 early in the third period with a wrist shot that beat Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin. It was the first game-winner of the 19-year-old's young career.
Amid Chytil's struggles last month, Rangers coach David Quinn said the center/winger just needed one goal to get over the early-season hurdle.
As the stat sheet now shows, Quinn was on the money.
Chytil began his current streak last Monday when he scored his first goal of the year against the Canucks. He had just three points (all assists) through 21 games until that night.
As Chytil keeps scoring, the Rangers keep winning -- well, minus that 7-5 debacle to the Islanders in Brooklyn last week. On Monday, the Blueshirts (11-8-2) extended their home winning to six games and are now 8-1-1 in their last 10. They're now two points behind the Blue Jackets for the lead in the Metropolitan Divison.
"I am happy we are winning and I can help the team with goals," Chytil said (NY Post). "I am trying to play hard and play my game."
In nine NHL games last year, Chytil notched just one goal and two assists, but is emerging as one of the best young skaters in New York during his sophomore season.
He'll try to flex his new Rangers record to five goals in a rematch against the Isles Wednesday night at MSG.