Danault scored a power-play goal on three shots, logged two hits and added two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Oilers in Game 5. Danault scored at 11:06 of the third period to give the Kings a 4-2 lead, but it didn't last. Through five playoff contests, Danault has three goals, two helpers, nine shots on net, 10 hits and a plus-6 rating. During the Canadiens' run to the Stanley Cup Finals last year, he only picked up four points in 22 appearances, but the Kings' have been more willing to utilize him in a two-way role rather than a strictly defensive assignment.
Danault recorded an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Oilers. Danault set up Trevor Moore on the Kings' first goal of the game, which was ultimately all they needed for the win. Through four playoff contests, Danault has two goals, two assists, six shots on net, eight hits and six blocked shots in his regular second-line role. His strong two-way play will keep him in an prominent spot in the lineup throughout the Kings' playoff run.
Danault scored a power-play goal on two shots and added three hits in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Oilers in Game 3. Danault has put up two goals and an assist in three playoff contests. The 29-year-old's tally only got the Kings within three after a rough start to Friday's contest. The center had a career-high 27 goals with 24 helpers, 194 shots on net and a plus-14 rating in 79 regular-season appearances, playing nearly the whole campaign as the second-line pivot.
Danault (rest) is expected back in the lineup for Game 1 versus Edmonton on Monday, Zach Dooley of LA Kings Insider reports. Danault was given the night off for the regular-season finale against Vancouver on Thursday but should be back in his customary second-line center role. In his last seven contests, the 29-year-old Quebec native has been red-hot with six goals on 18 shots. Despite a recent lack of power-play production, Danault should be back on the top unit for Monday's matchup.
Danault won't play Thursday versus the Canucks, per the NHL media site. Danault will get a one-game break before the playoffs. The 29-year-old ends the regular season with 51 points in 79 appearances.
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