Player Notes

  • Ryan Murray skates with extras on Wednesday
    Ryan Murray was on the ice late at Wednesday's morning skate. 

    Advice: Murray is believed to be healthy after recovering from a suspected hand fracture. He hasn't played since Mar. 21.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 8 minutes ago
  • Barclay Goodrow (LBI) has been back skating
    Barclay Goodrow (lower body) has resumed skating. 

    Advice: Coach Gerard Gallant said that Goodrow has been "going in the right direction." It doesn't sound like the Rangers forward will be an option for Game 5 against Carolina on Thursday, but there is progress being made.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 12 minutes ago
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  • Claude Giroux won't rush into any decisions
    Claude Giroux will take some time before making any decisions on his future. 

    Advice: "One step at a time here. You’ve gotta take a few weeks to settle down," said Giroux on Wednesday. "We’re still pretty fired up. We’ve got a lot of things to think of.” He added that he could see himself returning to the Florida Panthers, but he needs more time to think on the matter before any decisions are made.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 23 minutes ago
  • Tim Stutzle (knee) will recover in two weeks
    Tim Stutzle (knee) is expected to be recovered in two weeks, per Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion. 

    Advice: Stutzle injured his knee during the IIHF World Championship. The injury is similar to the one he suffered during the 2021-22 season. Stutzle should be able to have a normal summer of training before training camp in the fall.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 26 minutes ago
  • Penguins re-sign Taylor Fedun
    Taylor Fedun has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Advice: Fedun's new deal comes with a cap hit of $762,500 at the NHL level. He would have become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had five goals and 16 points in 44 AHL contests in 2021-22. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:59 am
  • Ryan Lindgren picks up two helpers Tuesday night
    Ryan Lindgren registered two assists in a 4-1 victory against Carolina in Game 4 Tuesday night.

    Advice: That snapped his four-game point drought. He has a goal and four points in eight playoff games this year. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:22 am
  • Mika Zibanejad helps Rangers best Hurricanes in G4
    Mika Zibanejad scored a goal in a 4-1 victory against Carolina in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Zibanejad has found the back of the net in each of his last two contests. He has five goals and 14 points in 11 playoff contests this year. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:20 am
  • Zach Hyman nets a goal in victory over Calgary
    Zach Hyman found the back of the net in a 5-3 win versus Calgary in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hyman extended his goal scoring streak to four games. He's up to seven goals and nine points in 11 playoff contests this year. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:06 am
  • Leon Draisaitl contributes three assists Tuesday
    Leon Draisaitl recorded three assists in a 5-3 victory against Calgary in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Amazingly, Draisaitl has recorded at least three points in each of Edmonton's opening four second round games. That's pushed him up to seven goals and 22 points in 11 playoff contests this year. Making this all more impressive, it's believed that he's been playing hurt. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:04 am
  • Connor McDavid's unreal postseason run continues
    Connor McDavid registered two assists in Edmonton's 5-3 win against Calgary in Game 4 Tuesday night.

    Advice: McDavid has 10 multi-point games in his first 11 playoff contests this year. That's the first time in NHL history a player has started a postseason run with 10 multi-point games in the span of his team's first 11 contests. McDavid has six goals and 25 points in the 2022 postseason. Not only does that lead the scoring race, but it's better than some former playoff scoring leaders had after their entire postseason run. For example, Brad Marchand and Ryan O'Reilly tied for the playoff scoring title in 2019 with 23 points each. In 2015, Tyler Johnson and Patrick Kane jointly held the postseason scoring title, again with 23 points per. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:02 am
  • Sebastian Aho gets an assist in loss to Rangers
    Sebastian Aho registered an assist in a 4-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aho has recorded at least a point in three of the four games in the second round. He's up to four goals and nine points in 11 playoff games this year. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 6:54 am
  • Rasmus Andersson nets fluky shorthanded goal
    Rasmus Andersson scored a bizarre shorthanded goal in Calgary's 5-3 loss to Edmonton on Tuesday.

    Advice: Andersson was just trying to clear the puck out of his zone, but Oilers goaltender Mike Smith lost sight of the puck and it went into the net. That was a potential game changer as it tied the game at 3-3 in the third period, but ultimately the Flames still lost the contest. They now trail 3-1 in the second round series. “We believe in our group. Every single person in our locker-room believes,” said Andersson after the game. “There’s no reason why we can’t win three in a row, but it all starts with the next game. We have to win that one and we have to take care of home ice. It starts with one, and we take it from there.” NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 6:41 am
  • Mike Smith stops 29 shots in win vs. Calgary
    Mike Smith saved 29 of 32 shots in a 5-3 win against Calgary in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Smith allowed an embarrassing goal when Rasmus Andersson fired the puck from his end of the ice and it ended up getting past Smith. That tied the game at 3-3 midway through the third period, but fortunately for Smith and the Oilers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored just under six minutes later to put Edmonton back ahead. The Oilers now lead the series 3-1. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads Oilers past Flames in G4
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a pair of goals in Edmonton's 5-3 win against Calgary in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Nugent-Hopkins has four goals and 10 points in 11 contests in the 2022 playoffs. Zach Hyman scored a power-play goal for the Oilers. Leon Draisaitl assisted on three of Edmonton's five goals. Connor McDavid had yet another multi-point game with two helpers. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Evander Kane posts yet another multi-goal game
    Evander Kane scored two goals in Edmonton's 5-3 victory over Calgary in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Oilers decision to sign Kane received some initial scrutiny, but it's certainly paid off beautifully for Edmonton. In addition to him excelling in the regular season, he's already posted five multi-goal games in the Oilers' postseason run. Kane has 12 goals and 15 points in 11 playoff contests. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Jacob Markstrom surrenders four goals Tuesday
    Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 of 25 shots in a 5-3 loss to Edmonton in Game 4 Tuesday night.

    Advice: Edmonton has a lot of offensive talent, but Markstrom could have been better in this one. He's allowed at least four goals in each of the first four contests of his second round series. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Mikael Backlund nets a goal in loss to Oilers
    Mikael Backlund scored a goal in a 5-3 loss to Edmonton in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was Backlund's fourth goal and sixth point in 11 games. He helped the Flames battle back from a 3-0 deficit, but ultimately Calgary still lost the contest. Rasmus Andersson and Elias Lindholm provided Calgary's other two goals. Christopher Tanev, Noah Hanifin, and Tyler Toffoli each contributed an assist for the Flames. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Andrew Copp gets 3 points in win vs. Carolina
    Andrew Copp scored a goal and registered two assists in a 4-1 win against the Rangers in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Copp, who was acquired by Winnipeg, has been fantastic for the Rangers in the playoffs, scoring five goals and 10 points in 11 contests. Mika Zibanejad also provided his fifth goal of the 2022 postseason. Ryan Lindgren assisted on two of the Rangers' four markers. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:34 pm
  • Frank Vatrano records two points in Game 4
    Frank Vatrano scored a goal and registered an assist in a 4-1 win against Carolina in Game 4 Tuesday night.

    Advice: Vatrano has three goals and seven points in 11 contests in 2021-22. That snapped his five game point drought. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Adam Fox leads Rangers past Canes with two points
    Adam Fox scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist in a 4-1 win against Carolina in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Fox has four goals and 13 points in 11 playoff games this year. He's leading all defensemen in the scoring race, though Cale Makar is right behind him with 12 points in eight contests. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:28 pm