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Drive to the Net: Simon ‘trying to stay with it’

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Dominik Simon takes a shot Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Dominik Simon hasn't scored since Jan. 19 in Las Vegas, 15 games ago. He has three goals in his past 40 games.

Obviously, not good. Especially considering that he's played alongside Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby a fair amount in that span.

It's not for a lack of trying, either. In the past five games, Simon has attempted a combined 23 shots at five-on-five, most on the team. He's recorded 16 actual shots on goal at five-on-five over that period, also the most on the team.

He just can't finish.

What gives?

"It sucks, to be honest, to not score for awhile," Simon said of his drought. "But I'm trying to stay with it. To be honest, I'm not worried too much because I think it'll go in. But let's see how it goes. Just trying to stay with it, trying to put pucks on the net and help the team in other ways that I can to win."

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