Hornqvist scored an empty-net goal as the Penguins took down the Sharks in Game 6 to win the Stanley Cup. Hornqvist scored twice in the Stanley Cup Finals and finishes the postseason with nine goals and 13 points in 24 games. He scored 22 times in the regular season and is a Stanley Cup champion in just his second year with the Penguins. The right-winger has a terrific shot and will look to build off his nine postseason goals entering the 2016-17 campaign.
Hornqvist went scoreless Thursday but led the Pens with seven shots on goal and six hits. He was among the many shooters stoned by San Jose goalie Martin Jones. Perhaps his best opportunity came when Evgeni Malkin threw a perfect sauce pass to Hornqvist coming down the slot. The swede caught the puck and then got off a shot, but Jones stood tall for yet another save. Hornqvist has scored eight goals and 12 points in 23 postseason contests.
Hornqvist scored a goal while adding four blocks and four hits Saturday against the Sharks. Pittsburgh's primary net-front presence redirected a Ben Lovejoy shot for his eighth goal of the postseason. Despite collecting just one point through three games of the Final, Hornqvist has helped fantasy owners with 14 hits, seven blocks and 13 shots on goal against San Jose.
Hornqvist tacked on a goal Sunday, but it wasn't enough as the Penguins lost Game 5 to the Lightning, 4-3, in overtime. Hornqvist's recent hand injury doesn't seem to be a problem as he hasn't missed any time. A bigger concern is the winger's minus-5 rating in the current series. If the Penguins are to climb out of a 3-2 hole in the series, it's going to take a much stronger effort defensively from guys like Hornqvist.
Hornqvist (hand) will play Friday against the Lightning, Josh Yohe of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports. The feisty forward has made his presence felt against Tampa Bay. Through three games, Hornqvist has scored one goal while delivering 14 hits, five blocks and 11 shots on goal.
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