Nugent-Hopkins notched a shorthanded assist, two hits and two PIM in Friday's 5-3 win over the Flames in Game 2. Nugent-Hopkins poked a puck free after the Flames bobbled it to start a power play, springing Zach Hyman for a breakaway goal. Production on the penalty kill is nothing new for Nugent-Hopkins, who picked up five of his 50 points in the regular season while shorthanded. The 29-year-old forward has two goals, six assists, 21 shots on net, 17 hits, 10 PIM and an even plus-minus rating in nine playoff outings.
Nugent-Hopkins posted two assists in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the Flames in Game 1. Nugent-Hopkins set up both of Zach Hyman's tallies in the second period as the Oilers began to erase a four-goal deficit. In recent games, Nugent-Hopkins has often been listed on the third line but functioned as the second-line center with Leon Draisaitl playing through an ankle injury. Nugent-Hopkins has seven points, 20 shots on net, 15 hits and eight PIM through eight playoff outings.
Nugent-Hopkins posted a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Kings in Game 5. Nugent-Hopkins helped out on the game-tying goal by Leon Draisaitl at 15:08 of the third period. Through five playoff contests, Nugent-Hopkins has two goals and three assists. He's added 15 shots on net, 12 hits and a plus-1 rating in a third-line role with power-play time. With the Oilers in must-win mode for Thursday's Game 6, the 29-year-old could be bumped up the lineup to amplify the team's top-six forwards instead of spreading the offense out.
Nugent-Hopkins scored twice on five shots, added an assist, went plus-3, logged two hits and posted two PIM in Friday's 8-2 win over the Kings in Game 3. Nugent-Hopkins did a little bit of almost everything in this contest. He scored his pair of goals just 81 seconds apart in the third period before setting up Evander Kane's hat-trick-clinching goal with 20 seconds left in the game. Nugent-Hopkins has two tallies, two helpers, nine shots on net, eight hits and a plus-1 rating through three postseason games.
Nugent-Hopkins recorded a power-play assist and four hits in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kings in Game 2. Nugent-Hopkins has picked up four assists in his last eight games. The 29-year-old forward was something of a power-play specialist in 2021-22, earning 23 of his 50 points with the man advantage. As long as the Oilers stay competitive, he's unlikely to move out of a third-line role, though he could be shuffled up to the second line if head coach Jay Woodcroft reunites Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl at some point in the postseason.
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