Duchene managed an assist, three hits and two PIM in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 1. Duchene set up linemate Erik Haula's second-period tally. The 30-year-old Duchene had five points in the last 11 games of the season to end on a high note, and he's off to a decent start in the postseason. The Ontario native was limited to a career-low 13 points in 34 regular-season contests overall.
Duchene scored two goals on three shots in Monday's 5-0 win over the Hurricanes. Duchene scored at 4:29 of the first period to put the Predators ahead 2-0. He added another goal just under a period later in the blowout win. The 30-year-old center endured the worst season of his career with just 13 points, 73 shots on net, a minus-12 rating and 30 hits in 34 appearances. He'll enter the playoffs on a high note, as he's picked up five of his points in the last 11 contests.
Duchene managed an assist, two hits, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Panthers. Duchene set up a Ryan Ellis go-ahead goal late in the second period, but that was all the offense the Predators mustered. The 30-year-old Duchene has just 11 points, 64 shots on net, 25 hits and a minus-12 rating through 29 contests. He will likely finish the year with a career-worst output.
Duchene scored a goal on two shots and had a pair of hits Monday in a 5-2 win over Chicago. Duchene got things started for the Predators just over six minutes into the game, getting his stick on a Matt Benning shot for his first goal since Feb. 11. Duchene was playing in just his second contest since returning from a lower-body injury and was able to snap a point drought that stood at nine games. It's been a bit of a lost season for the 30-year-old Duchene, who has just three goals and five assists with a minus-12 rating in 24 games.
Duchene (lower body) will be activated from injured reserve for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports. Duchene will make his first appearance since March 4. Prior to his injury, the 30-year-old posted just three goals and eight points through 23 games. It's unclear where he'll slot into the lineup, but he'll likely center the second or third line.
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