Player Notes

  • Inks three-year deal
    MacLean signed a three-year contract with the Islanders on Wednesday.

    Advice: New York didn't release the financial details of the deal, but CapFriendly later reported that MacLean will carry a $775,000 cap hit. The 25-year-old had four goals, nine points, 11 PIM and 60 hits in 32 regular-season outings with the Islanders in 2023-24. He also collected six goals, 22 points and 32 PIM in 43 regular-season appearances with AHL Bridgeport, though the one-way nature of this deal suggests he is likely to stick at the NHL level. Yesterday, 8:32 am
  • Adds assist in loss
    Bennett notched an assist, five hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5.

    Advice: Bennett has a goal and three helpers through five appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals. The 27-year-old forward continues to play a strong role on the second line for the Panthers with 14 points, 34 shots on net, 81 hits and a plus-2 rating through 17 playoff appearances. Tuesday, 9:37 pm
  • Slides assist in loss
    Montour notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5.

    Advice: Montour has managed three helpers with a minus-3 rating over his last eight games. The 30-year-old defenseman set up an Evan Rodrigues tally in the second period of Tuesday's loss. Montour is at 11 points, 47 shots on net, 47 hits, 32 blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating through 22 playoff appearances in a top-four role. Tuesday, 9:31 pm
  • Scores in Game 5 loss
    Ekman-Larsson scored a goal on three shots, added two hits and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5.

    Advice: Ekman-Larsson's third-period goal brought the Panthers within one, but they couldn't tie the game. It was his second goal of the postseason and his second point in five games in the Stanley Cup Finals. The veteran defenseman has six points, 25 shots on net, 57 hits, 18 blocked shots, 24 PIM and an even plus-minus rating over 22 playoff outings in a bottom-four role. Tuesday, 9:24 pm
  • Goal, assist in loss
    Rodrigues scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist, added two PIM and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5.

    Advice: Rodrigues set up a Matthew Tkachuk tally and scored one of his own in the second period, but the Panthers weren't able to overcome their slow start in this game. With four goals and two helpers over five Stanley Cup Finals outings, Rodrigues has been a standout forward for Florida. He's at seven goals, seven helpers, 42 shots on net, 50 hits and a plus-7 rating through 22 playoff contests. Tuesday, 9:22 pm
  • One of each in loss
    Tkachuk scored a goal on four shots, added an assist, logged six hits and posted two PIM in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5.

    Advice: Tkachuk's goal was his first since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The winger had been limited to one assist over his previous six appearances. Despite the scoring slump, he's maintained a point-per-game pace with six goals and 16 helpers over 22 playoff outings. Tkachuk has added 81 shots on net, 64 hits, 27 PIM and a plus-3 rating. Tuesday, 9:18 pm
  • Struggles again in Game 5
    Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 23 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.

    Advice: Bobrovsky has been torched for nine goals on just 39 shots over the last two contests, taking consecutive losses to follow up a six-game winning streak. Early in the series, the 35-year-old was generating Conn Smythe buzz, but that has faded with his recent struggles. Bobrovsky is 15-7 with a 2.35 GAA and a .906 save percentage over 23 playoff outings, though it's likely head coach Paul Maurice sticks with the veteran goalie heading into Game 6 in Edmonton on Friday. Tuesday, 9:16 pm
  • Picks up assist
    Foegele logged an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Panthers in Game 5.

    Advice: Foegele has a goal and two helpers during his three-game point streak. He was shuffled up to the top line at even strength for this contest, though he was limited to 12:59 of ice time. Foegele has just six points to go with 31 shots on net, 36 hits and a minus-6 rating over 20 playoff outings. Tuesday, 9:12 pm
  • Supplies trio of helpers
    Bouchard notched three assists and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Panthers in Game 5.

    Advice: Bouchard helped out on all three of the Oilers' goals in the second period, two of which were on the power play. The defenseman has gone seven games without a goal but has earned nine assists in that span. He's at six goals, 26 helpers, 66 shots on net, 40 blocked shots, 26 hits and a plus-12 rating over 23 playoff contests, with 14 of his 32 points coming on the power play. Tuesday, 9:10 pm