Player Notes

  • Supplies pair of assists
    Draisaitl notched two assists, three shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4.

    Advice: Draisaitl hadn't had much success in the Stanley Cup Finals before Saturday's matchup. He'd been held off the scoresheet for three straight contests before he broke through in Game 4. The 28-year-old is up to 30 points (15 on the power play) with 69 shots on net, 23 hits, 15 blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating over 22 playoff appearances. Draisaitl rarely goes cold in the postseason, and if the Oilers are going to come back in the series, he'll likely be a big part of that. Rotowire.com Saturday, 11:05 pm
  • Adds insurance marker
    McLeod scored a goal and added two hits in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4.

    Advice: McLeod tacked on a goal late in the third period. He's scored in consecutive contests for the first time since December. Through 21 playoff outings, the 24-year-old has just three goals with 22 shots on net, 26 hits and a minus-5 rating. Given his lack of production, it's no surprise he remains in a bottom-six role with minimal power-play time. Rotowire.com Saturday, 10:58 pm
  • Lights lamp in Game 4
    Henrique scored a goal, doled out five hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4.

    Advice: Henrique's tally at 7:48 of the first period ended up being the game-winner in the blowout. The 34-year-old has a point in each of the last two contests, and he's up to six points, nine shots on net, 48 hits and a plus-1 rating through 14 playoff outings. Henrique is likely to remain in a third-line role for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Finals, as head coach Kris Knoblauch likely won't adjust the lineup much if the Oilers keep winning. Rotowire.com Saturday, 10:56 pm
  • Tallies on power play
    Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal on four shots, added three hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4.

    Advice: Nugent-Hopkins is reliant on power-play production, so it's no surprise he's been less effective in the later rounds with the Oilers' power play struggling. He has three goals and two assists over his last 10 contests, and his tally Saturday snapped a four-game slump. Overall, the 31-year-old has put up 21 points, 31 shots, 41 hits and a minus-1 rating over 22 playoff appearances. Rotowire.com Saturday, 10:50 pm
  • Two points in win
    Janmark scored a shorthanded goal, logged an assist, added two PIM and went plus-3 in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4.

    Advice: Janmark made his impact early Saturday, scoring the opening goal and setting up Adam Henrique on the Oilers' second tally. Prior to Saturday, Janmark had gone without a point in his previous five games. The winger contributed three goals, three assists, 18 shots on net, 20 hits and a plus-3 rating over 22 playoff contests in a bottom-six role. Rotowire.com Saturday, 10:47 pm
  • Sets NHL playoff record
    McDavid scored a goal on two shots and added three assists in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4.

    Advice: With 32 assists this postseason, McDavid broke an NHL playoff record set by Wayne Gretzky in 1988. The 27-year-old McDavid has 11 multi-point efforts through 22 playoff contests, and it's just the second time he's had back-to-back multi-point games this postseason. The superstar center is at six goals, 38 points, 71 shots on net, 40 hits and a plus-9 rating, and he'll look to keep his offense up in Game 5 on Tuesday in Florida. Rotowire.com Saturday, 10:35 pm
  • Inks overseas deal
    Henriksson agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Swedish club Vaxjo Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: Henriksson will be a restricted free agent for the Rangers this offseason, so the team could retain his NHL rights by giving him a qualifying offer. Having said that, the fact that Henriksson signed a three-year deal with a Swedish team suggests he won't be making a return to North America any time soon, so the Rangers could simply decide to let him walk. In the minors this year, the 23-year-old center generated 11 goals and 12 assists in 64 games -- that's not the type of productivity New York was hoping for when they selected him in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft. Rotowire.com Friday, 6:28 am
  • Manages helper in win
    Luostarinen recorded an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.

    Advice: Luostarinen has continued to make an impact from the third line with four points over his last five games. His offense has been streaky in the playoffs, but his place in the lineup has never been in doubt. The 25-year-old forward is up to eight points, 24 shots on net, 55 hits, 20 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 20 playoff contests. Rotowire.com Thursday, 11:36 pm
  • Deals assist in Game 3
    Lundell posted an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.

    Advice: Lundell has a goal and four helpers over his last five games. The 22-year-old continues to provide steady two-way play from the third line as one of the Panthers' reliable depth forwards. He's at three goals, 12 assists, 23 shots on net, 37 hits and a plus-9 rating through 20 playoff games. Rotowire.com Thursday, 11:34 pm