Braun scored a third-period goal during Friday's win over Philadelphia.
It was just the second tally of the season for Braun, and with only six points, 36 shots and a minus-3 rating, he doesn't provide a lot of fantasy value. Additionally, he entered Friday's game starting just 39.6 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the offensive zone, which further hinders his upside.
Braun has failed to get on the scoresheet despite playing in all nine games this season.
Sure, the seventh-year NHLer is known mostly as a defensive specialist, but his lack of even a single point this year is surprising given his hearty amount of ice time (20:05 per game). Braun actually put up 46 points over the last two seasons, so perhaps they'll start coming in bunches once he gets on the board.
Braun scored for the second consecutive game in Saturday's Game 3 overtime win over the Penguins.
Braun only has six points this postseason, but has gotten the Sharks on the board in back-to-back outings and is logging steady minutes on the blueline. The 29-year-old played 22:59 on Saturday, firing three shots on goal and blocking five shots. While the offense is a nice bonus, he's a steady defensive presence on the back-end who will continue to see quality ice time.
Playing with a heavy heart due to the passing of his father-in-law, Braun lit the lamp in the third period that drew the game even and helped send the contest to extra time. It was the 29-year-old's first goal of the playoffs, which isn't all that surprising considering he only had four markers during the regular season. The blueliner has five points in the postseason to date and will most likely stay relatively quiet the rest of the series.