Reilly Smith scored his fourth goal of the playoffs and had two assists in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Islanders.
That's three straight multi-point games to open the playoffs for Smith, who has been dominant. The 25-year-old has fired 15 shots on goal and is sporting a plus-7 rating for a Florida Panthers team currently trailing the Islanders 2-1 in their first-sound series. The former Bruin has built off his career-high 25-goal, 50-point regular season and is currently leading all players in postseason scoring.
Reilly Smith scored a goal and added a helper in Friday's 3-1 win over the Islanders in Game 2.
Smith has now produced five points in the first two games of the playoffs while receiving a hefty amount of ice time against the Isles (19:50 and 20:17). That's an increase from his average of 18:37 in the regular season, so clearly head coach Gerard Gallant likes what he sees from the 25-year-old.
Reilly Smith lit the lamp twice on eight shots, adding an assist and two hits in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Islanders in Game 1.
Smith wanted this win badly, as the winger had not reached eight shots in a single game this season. The 25-year-old has only made one playoff appearance in his career (with Boston), notching four goals and a helper in 12 outings. The postseason seems light a fire under Smith and we suggest taking advantage of it, especially with the solid play of the second line all year.
Reilly Smith scored an empty-net goal in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Smith's 25th goal marks the first time in Florida Panthers history that the team has four 25-goal scorers (Jaromir Jagr, Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck). Smith is a huge part of the Panthers success in hopes of a deep playoff run. Smith finishes the season with an even 50 points for the first time in his career.
Reilly Smith registered a pair of assists in Monday's win over the Maple Leafs.
He finished with a plus-2 rating in the victory and rifled off three shots on net. Smith carried a four game pointless streak into Monday's tilt, but the pair of apples brings him to 49 points on the season -- just two shy of matching his career-high output set in 2013-14 with the Bruins.
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