Ryan capped off the first round with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime victory during Game 6 against the Bruins on Sunday. The Senators won the series, 4-2. The 30-year-old posted, by far, the worst numbers of his career during the regular season, but he's turned it on at the right time. In six games versus the Bruins, Ryan scored four goals and seven points. His seven points this spring already ties a postseason career high, which Ryan tallied in 13 contests with Anaheim back in 2009. Next up is the Rangers, whom the 30-year-old didn't register a point against in two games this season. However, the regular season meant very little in Round 1.
Ryan scored the only goal during Wednesday's Game 4 win over Boston. With three goals, five points and 13 shots through the first four games of the series, Ryan is playing his best hockey of the year. He's been seeing limited five-on-five minutes, but that might be in for a change, considering his production. The talent has never been in question, so it's encouraging to see Ryan frequenting the scoresheet again. With a manageable salary, he's worth a look in daily contests, too.
Ryan scored a second-period goal during Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Boston. It was a gorgeous goal that'll rank among his career highlights, but it was also the only one the Sens could sneak by Tuukka Rask. Ryan played just 12 games from Feb. 19 through the end of the regular season and scored only one goal during that stretch. He needs to be an offensive force for Ottawa to make a deep playoff run, and for the first time in a long time, he was a difference maker Wednesday. It's discouraging that only three forwards played fewer minutes than Ryan, though.
Ryan scored a goal on his only shot in Sunday's 4-2 loss against the Islanders. Ryan was returning after a three-game absence due to an upper-body injury and did not show any ill effects of the ailment. He hasn't had a great regular season, but the goal will likely give him a little confidence heading into the postseason.
Ryan (upper body) will play in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Islanders. The veteran winger has been sidelined with an upper-body issue for the last three games and wasn't expected to return until the playoffs. However, it appears Ryan will get a game under his belt before the postseason begins, allowing him to get back in the swing of things. He hadn't been very effective in the stretch before his injury -- failing to tally a point in any of his last 11 games -- but he should receive plenty of ice time with a ton of regulars sitting out Sunday.
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