Left Wing Player Notes For The Last 15 Days
Rick Nash, LW, NYR 5/19/2013 7:13:00 PM Description: After being shut out in his first eight games of the playoffs, Rangers left wing Rick Nash finally scored Sunday against Boston. Insight: The goal was Nash's first since April 27th against New Jersey. He led the team with four shots on goal in just over 22 minutes of ice time.
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS 5/19/2013 6:49:00 PM Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand produced a goal and an assist Sunday against the Rangers. Insight: Marchand also scored Thursday in Game 1. He now has seven points (two goals, five assists) in nine games this postseason.
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS 5/16/2013 10:53:00 PM Description: Brad Marchand's first goal of the playoffs couldn't have come at a better time. It broke a 2-2 tie in overtime. Insight: Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug also scored for the B's. Boston leads the series 1-0 with Game 2 scheduled for Sunday at TD Garden.
Alex Ovechkin, LW, WAS Cold 5/16/2013 8:49:00 PM Description: Alex Ovechkin played the final two games of Washington's series against New York with a broken left foot. SOURCE: Stephen Whyno, Washington Times Insight: Ovechkin had a tough series and the foot problem may have had something to do with that. We'd expect Ovechkin to be a top-five pick in all fantasy formats next season.
Raffi Torres, LW, SJS 5/16/2013 8:18:00 PM Description: Sharks left wing Rafi Torres has been suspended for the remainder of the series after injuring Kings center Jarret Stoll in Game 1. Insight: Torres delivered a vicious hit on Stoll's head Tuesday in the series opener. Torres has scored one goal in five postseason games.
Milan Lucic, LW, BOS 5/12/2013 10:37:00 PM Description: Bruins left wing Milan Lucic scored in the third period Sunday against Toronto. Insight: It was Boston's only goal of the game. By losing 2-1, the Bruins now have to head back to Boston for Game 7 Monday night at TD Garden.
Martin Erat, LW, WAS 5/9/2013 10:59:00 AM Description: Caps left wing Martin Erat left Wednesday night's game against New York after hurting his arm in the first period. SOURCE: NHL.com Insight: The Rangers have held Erat to just three shots on goal in the series. He'll have one day to heal up before Friday night's Game 5 in Washington.
Carl Hagelin, LW, NYR 5/8/2013 10:15:00 PM Description: Carl Hagelin led the Rangers to victory with a goal and two assists Wednesday against Washington. Insight: Hagelin was quiet in Games 2 and 3 (zero points, one shot on goal, -1) but he made up for it by having a spectacular Game 4. The series is tied 2-2.
James Neal, LW, PIT 5/7/2013 6:53:00 PM Description: Penguins left wing James Neal (lower body) took part in pre-game warmups for Game 4 against the New York Islanders. Insight: Neal left Game 1 with a lower-body injury. He has played just one full game since suffering a concussion on April 5, but it looks like he's going to play Tuesday.
James Neal, LW, PIT 5/7/2013 6:53:00 PM Description: Penguins left wing James Neal (lower body) took part in pre-game warmups for Game 4 against the New York Islanders, according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun. Insight: Neal left Game 1 with a lower-body injury. He has played just one full game since suffering a concussion on April 5, but it looks like he's going to play Tuesday.
Milan Lucic, LW, BOS Hot 5/6/2013 10:34:00 PM Description: Boston left wing Milan Lucic played the role of distributor Monday night versus Toronto (three assists). Insight: Lucic has six assists in the series and has now recorded a point in each of his last five games. He carries a +7 rating over that span.
Justin Abdelkader, LW, DET 5/5/2013 8:14:00 PM Description: Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader has been handed a two-game suspension for his hit on Anaheim forward Toni Lydman Saturday night in Game 3. SOURCE: Ansar Khan, MLive.com Insight: The Ducks have a chance to eliminate Detroit in Game 5 so it's possible that Abdelkader has played his final game of the season. Danny Cleary is expected to replace Abdelkader on the first line Monday in Game 4.
Jason Zucker, LW, MIN 5/5/2013 8:07:00 PM Description: Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored in overtime to win the game Sunday against Chicago. Insight: Zucker led the team with five shots on goal. The game-winner was Zucker's first career postseason goal.
Chris Kunitz, LW, PIT 5/5/2013 3:59:00 PM Description: Chris Kunitz's power play goal 11 minutes into overtime gave the Penguins a 5-4 win over the Islanders Sunday in Game 3. Insight: Kunitz was the best player on the ice, finishing the game with two goals and one assist. Pittsburgh leads the series two games to one. Game 4 is on Tuesday.
Max Pacioretty, LW, MON 5/5/2013 1:24:00 PM Description: Montreal left wing Max Pacioretty (upper body) and Brian Gionta (upper body) will be game-time decisions for Game 3 Sunday against Ottawa. Insight: Montreal beat Ottawa 3-1 in Game 2 to knot the series at one game apiece despite not having Pacioretty or Gionta.