Dumoulin tallied a power-play goal Sunday in a 3-1 Stanley Cup win over the Sharks. The Penguins received goals from plenty of unlikely candidates in the Stanley Cup Finals, and Dumoulin wasn't about to be left out of that mix. A big defenseman, Dumoulin failed to score in in 79 regular-season games but the rookie chose an opportune time to record just his second goal of the 2015-16 campaign. A Cup win so early in his career should do wonders for the 24-year-old's confidence moving forward. While his goals are few and far between, the American skater is lauded for his ability to move the puck and set up scores, making him a fine up-and-coming blueliner in the fantasy realm.
Dumoulin found the back of the net Sunday for the first playoff goal of his career. Unfortunately for the defender, the Penguins lost Game 5 in overtime, 4-3. Dumoulin chased down a Bryan Rust shot and buried the puck into the twine on a rebound with seven-tenths of a second remaining in the first period. With Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel combining for just one point between them, it was nice to see Dumoulin pick up the slack. He now has seven points through 16 games in the playoffs, making a sneaky fantasy play from the back end.
Dumoulin (undisclosed) will play in Monday's Game 2 against Tampa Bay. Dumoulin will pair with Kris Letang on Monday despite suffering an undisclosed injury in Game 1. The 24-year-old has three assists over the past four games, but he's still looking for his first goal of the season.
Dumoulin (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Monday's Game 2 matchup with Tampa Bay, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Coach Mike Sullivan is once again playing his roster decisions close to the vest, but all indications are that Dumoulin will be in the lineup after being a full participant in Sunday's practice as well as the game-day skate Monday. The defenseman struggled to get on the scoresheet for much of the season, but recorded a trio of helpers in the closing three games of the Capitals series. If he is good to go, the 24-year-old could be worth a look as a low price blue line option.
Dumoulin (undisclosed) is expected to be good to go for Game 2 against the Lightning, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Dumoulin exited Game 1 after going headfirst into the glass in the third period but it sounds as though the blueliner has avoided a major issue. The team should confirm his status on game day but the statement and the fact that he participated in practice Sunday seems to suggest he will be ready.
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