Nugent-Hopkins grabbed an assist and a pair of shots in Friday's Game 5 loss to Anaheim.
Nugent-Hopkins didn't post a point until the second round, but now, despite frequently being used in a defensive role, he has four assists in five games and an average of 2.4 shots per game.
Nugent-Hopkins had an assist, two shots and a hit in Edmonton's Game 1 win over Anaheim on Wednesday.
That assist is Nugent-Hopkins's first point of the postseason. Though he hasn't shown up on the scoresheet often, he's seeing plenty of ice time and is skating on the team's second power play unit. He's played well but has largely been deployed in a defensive role. He's been better than the stats show, but his upside is limited by his usage.
Nugent-Hopkins found twine twice in a 6-4 loss to the Kings on Tuesday.
The Nuge has been productive lately, ringing up seven points over his last six games. Still, he's only managed 41 in total on the season, which is disappointing considering he put up 56 in each of his last two full campaigns. On the bright side, his 198 shots on goal are a career high, as are his 29 PIM.
Nugent-Hopkins potted his 16th goal of the season and added an assist in Saturdays win over the Avalanche.
Nugent-Hopkins has been producing more of late, notching three goals in his last seven games. His 38 points in 75 games are disappointing, but he's centering the second line and playing on the power play, so the opportunities are there. If he can build off back-to-back multi-point outings against Colorado and finish the regular season strong, he could be worth a look in some playoff pools.
Nugent-Hopkins dished out two helpers in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Avalanche.
It looked like Nugent-Hopkins was going to miss out on all the fun, but his late contributions were key to this comeback victory. His first assist came on Drake Caggiula's game-winner with 2:11 to play, while his second came on a Leon Draisaitl empty-netter 90 seconds later. Nugent-Hopkins came in with just two points in his past nine games, but his scoring rate will likely rise if Draisaitl's move to the second line in place of Jordan Eberle extends beyond just the third period of this contest.