Ekholm notched two assists in Thursday's overtime win against San Jose to even up the series at 2-2. Ekholm continues his strong play alongside Ryan Ellis, as the pair combined for four assists on a very long night. Ekholm now has at least one point in each of his past four games, and played 41:57 in Game 4, one of four Predators defenseman to do so. Ekholm's emergence this season was a reason why the Predators could afford to trade Seth Jones in exchange for Ryan Johansen.
Ekholm buried a goal in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Sharks. Ekholm got Nashville on the board and tied up the score a little past midway through the third period, but San Jose ended up going ahead again for good less than five minutes later. It's been a solid postseason for the defenseman, as he's now found twine three times -- after tallying just eight goals in the regular season -- to go along with an assist.
Ekholm potted a goal in Monday's Game 6 win over the Ducks. The defenseman got the scoring started midway through the second period, firing a shot from the top of the circle past Frederik Andersen. Ekholm now has a pair of goals in the series, but he's typically not much of a scoring threat, as his eight goals in the regular season marked a career best.
Ekholm assisted on the game-winning goal in Monday's 3-2 win over the Oilers. While it was James Neal who stole the show for the Preds by supplying all three goals, Ekholm added a helper in the third, allowing him to reach the 30-point plateau for the first time in his career. He's no Shea Weber or Roman Josi, but he's a nice third option on a Nashville team loaded with blue line talent. Feel free to roll him in all medium to deeper fantasy formats.
Ekholm found twine to go along with two hits in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Dallas. Ekholm was on another one of his pointless streaks, coming into the game without a tally in five straight. The 25-year-old defenseman has the tendency to disappear for multiple outings in a row, even while averaging over 22 minutes of ice time on the year. The former fourth-round pick will still hold value in deep formats, albeit capped at times.
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