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Date Player
4/28/2017 Ryan McDonagh, NYR, D
McDonagh scored in the Rangers' 2-1 loss at Ottawa in Game 1 on Thursday.

Analysis: He has three points in his last four playoff games.
4/28/2017 Henrik Lundqvist, NYR, G
Lundqvist made 41 saves Thursday in a 2-1 loss to the Senators in Game 1 of this second-round series.

Analysis: Lundqvist was solid but must be still wondering how Erik Karlsson's shot from an almost impossible angle beat him with 4:11 left in the third period, and was ultimately the game-winner.
4/28/2017 Ryan Dzingel, Ott, LW
Dzingel scored in Game 1 of Thursday's second-round series against the Rangers.

Analysis: He has a point in back-to-back games.
4/28/2017 Craig Anderson, Ott, G
Anderson stopped 34 shots in Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Rangers in Game 1 of their second-round series.

Analysis: He is 17-16 with a 2.23 goals-against average for his playoff career.
4/28/2017 Erik Karlsson, Ott, D
Karlsson's shot from an almost impossible angle beat Henrik Lundqvist with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night.

Analysis: It was Karlsson's first goal and seventh point of the playoffs. The 26-year-old defenseman, who has been playing with a foot injury, also logged more than 28 minutes in the win.
4/27/2017 John Gibson, Anh, G
Gibson stopped 27 of 31 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 series-opening loss to the Oilers.

Analysis: Gibson doesn't appear to be a good fantasy option during this series. He's facing a potent Oilers offense and has lost four of five starts this season against Edmonton, posting a mediocre .904 save percentage.
4/27/2017 Cam Talbot, Edm, G
Talbot stopped 33 shots in Edmonton's 5-3 series-opening win over Anaheim on Wednesday.

Analysis: Talbot has mostly performed well in his first postseason as a starter. He did give up five goals and get pulled from a Game 4 loss at San Jose in the first round, but in the Oilers' other six playoff games, he's allowed a combined 10 goals.
4/27/2017 Jakob Silfverberg, Anh, RW
Silfverberg had a goal and two penalty minutes in Wednesday's series-opening loss to Edmonton.

Analysis: Silfverberg has three goals through five playoff games after previously scoring just eight in his first 49 postseason contests.
4/27/2017 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh, C
Getzlaf had a power-play goal, an assist and two penalty minutes in Wednesday's series-opening loss to the Oilers.

Analysis: Getzlaf has four goals and three assists through just five playoff games, leading the Ducks in points this postseason after doing so during the regular season with 73. He has nine points in six matchups with Edmonton this season.
4/27/2017 Patrick Eaves, Anh, RW
Eaves scored in the Ducks' 5-3 loss to the Sharks in Wednesday's opener of their second-round series.

Analysis: Eaves has scored in back-to-back games after failing to net one in Anaheim's first three playoff games. He had a career-high 32 goals during the regular season.
4/27/2017 Leon Draisaitl, Edm, C
Draisaitl had a huge game in Edmonton's second-round series opener versus San Jose with a goal, three assists and two penalty minutes in a 5-3 win.

Analysis: Draisaitl failed to record a point in the Oilers' first four playoff games but has come back with seven points in the last three while posting a plus-6.
4/27/2017 Adam Larsson, Edm, D
Larsson surprised everyone by scoring twice, including the game-winner, and adding an assist in the Oilers' 5-3 victory over the Sharks to open their second-round series.

Analysis: The stay-at-home blueliner scored only four goals in his other 85 games this season.
4/27/2017 Mark Letestu, Edm, C
Letestu scored two power-play goals in the Oilers' 5-3 win over the Ducks on Wednesday in the opener of their second-round series.

Analysis: Eleven of Letestu's career-high 16 goals during the regular season came on the power play, so it should be no surprise that all three of his goals in these playoffs have been with the advantage. All of them have come in Edmonton's last three games.
4/27/2017 Kevin Bieksa, Anh, D
Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said Bieksa sustained a lower-body injury during Tuesday's Game 1 loss to Edmonton.

Analysis: Bieksa will soon be evaluated to determine the extent of the injury. He saw just 7:03 of ice time Tuesday due to the problem.
4/27/2017 Mattias Janmark, Dal, C
Janmark signed a one-year, $700,000 contract extension with Dallas on Thursday.

Analysis: Janmark, who missed the entire 2016-17 season due to a knee injury, collected 15 goals, 14 assists and a plus-12 rating in 73 games in 2015-16. The 24-year-old Swede also registered five points (two goals, three assists) in 12 career postseason contests.
4/27/2017 Joel Edmundson, StL, D
Edmundson had two assists Wednesday.

Analysis: He has four points in the postseason.
4/27/2017 P.K. Subban, Nsh, D
Subban had a goal and two assists, powering Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday.

Analysis: He has five points in five playoff games this year.
4/27/2017 Vernon Fiddler, Nsh, C
Fiddler scored with 5:05 left in the third period, leading Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday.

Analysis: This was Fiddler's first game of the postseason.
4/26/2017 Kevin Fiala, Nsh, LW
Fiala has a broken femur and is done for the playoffs after left Wednesday's Game 1 of the Predators' second-round series against St. Louis on a stretcher. Fiala got tangled up with Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the St. Louis net at 1:46 of the second period.

Analysis: He scored two goals in the Predators' first-round sweep against the Blackhawks, including one in overtime in Game 3.
4/26/2017 Calle Jarnkrok, Nsh, C
Jarnkrok missed Game 1 against the Blues on Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: Jarnkrok had 15 goals and set career highs with 16 assists and 31 points in 81 regular-season games. He had one assist as the Predators swept the Blackhawks in the first round.
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