Taylor Hall scores his 30th goal of the season for the first time in his career

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 4: Taylor Hall (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 4: Taylor Hall (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /

Taylor Hall continues his dream season by extending his point streak and notching his 30th goal of the year in the Devs’ hard-fought loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday.

Taylor Hall is rapidly emerging as a legit Hart Trophy Candidate as the New Jersey Devils winger notched his 30th goal of the season on Sunday.

The feat is impressive for many reasons. One of the reasons it is impressive is that the 30th goal comes early in March. The Devils still have 16 games left this season. He accomplishes the feat early in the season during an important stretch.

Also, it is the first time in Hall’s career that he scored the big 30. His prior career high was 27 which he had done twice.

Hall also notched an assist against Vegas, making this the 25th straight game that he has played where he scored a point.

Everything about this season for the Devils and Taylor Hall is going great. The fact that 40 goals are a real possibility is great to see for a player like Hall.

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The former first overall pick should be thankful the Oilers traded him. It just never quite seemed like he would live up to the hype in Edmonton.

New Jersey has brought out the best of his skill set. Their reward for that is a 30 goal scorer and a likely playoff appearance.

Taylor Hall has always been a good player. He was just never really on a winning team. But this year, he is emerging as elite. He has made this Devils team better.

30 goals are something that is worth noting. Although Hall’s value is obvious, 30 goals is a good number to reach. It helps with evaluating where he ranks amongst the NHL’s best.

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Hats off to Taylor Hall on achieving a difficult personal accomplishment. But perhaps even better, he’s helping this Devils team become perennial playoff contenders.