GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Whenever Coyotes coach Dave Tippett talks about Martin Hanzal, he notes just how many ways his big center impacts the game. But when you think of Hanzal, you dont think point-a-game guy.
At least you didn't until now.
Hanzal matched a career high with four points in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Lightning, scoring a goal and adding three assists while continuing his season-long trend of parking in the offensive crease and screening goalies to distraction.
With Saturday's performance, Hanzal has six goals and 18 points in 18 games, which is more than halfway to his career high of 35 points set in his rookie season in 2007-08.
"He's our most valuable forward, and it's not even close," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. "He's the guy that makes everything go for us up front, and tonight was a perfect example. He just does all the little things right."
The Coyotes needed a big effort from Hanzal on Saturday with veteran defensemen Derek Morris and Zbynek Michalek out of t...