Last night he added four more points scoring 4 times for the Detroit Red Wings en route to a 4-3 victory over the Stars.
On Saturday night, Mantha had a three-point performance (one goal, two assists) in Detroit's 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators. They're 0-3 for the first time since 1988 since the franchise was located in Minnesota.
National Hockey League action on Saturday evening and the Atlantic Division will square off with the Central Division as the Detroit Red Wings grapple with the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Detroit has only gotten one goal from outside of their top line, which came from Luke Glendening against the Predators. "He's worked hard on his shot over the course of the last number of summers, and the goal that he scored on the 2-on-1, that's indicative of the work that he's put in".
"It was a really nice play", Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. Mantha skated around a defender and made a power move to the net, where he beat Khudobin on the stick side. Starting goalie Jimmy Howard had a productive game for the Detroit Red Wings as he was able to record 39 saves which pushes his save percentage to.929.
But turning pro meant Mantha would have to play against men. He already has five goals and seven points in two games this year, so it looks like he's heading towards a monster year. The Stars scored 209 total goals last season while collecting 357 assists. Dallas lost its first two games by a goal to the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins.
Just a couple days ago I wrote about how a small part of the Red Wings' lineup this season was actually cause for excitement, and how we should expect those handful of players to be the exception, not the norm.
NOTES: Detroit has beaten Nashville in 10 of 11 games since Peter Laviolette has been the Predators coach.
Mantha is coming off two consecutive 20-goal plus seasons and perhaps grander heights are in store for the 2013 first-round pick.