Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal on a game-high nine shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4. Nugent-Hopkins flung four more pucks on net than the next-closest Oiler (Oscar Klefbom, 5). Despite the high-volume shooting, Nugent-Hopkins only scored once, his second goal and eighth point in the series. He finished the abbreviated playoff run with 22 shots and a minus-2 rating despite his otherwise high scoring pace.
Nugent-Hopkins posted a power-play helper and six shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 3. Nugent-Hopkins had the secondary helper on Connor McDavid's tally in the final seconds of the second period. The assist gave the 27-year-old Nugent-Hopkins seven points through three games, although he's added a minus-3 rating as well.
Nugent-Hopkins posted three assists, one on the power play, in Monday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks in Game 2. Nugent-Hopkins had a hand in all three of Connor McDavid's tallies in the contest. Both forwards have collected six points in two games -- Nugent-Hopkins is at a goal and five helpers. The 27-year-old should continue to post big scoring numbers as long as he stays on McDavid's line.
Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal and added two power-play helpers in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Nugent-Hopkins was one of three Oilers to record three points in the high-scoring loss. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl also matched that mark. During the regular season, Nugent-Hopkins posted 22 goals and 61 points in 65 games, mostly in a second-line role. He played with McDavid on Saturday, but he found his best success this year with Draisaitl and rookie winger Kailer Yamamoto on the second line. If things get desperate, head coach Dave Tippett may shuffle the lines into that arrangement.
Nugent-Hopkins has 22 goals and 61 points in 65 games this season. For the second straight campaign, Nugent-Hopkins has eclipsed the 60-point mark. Should the NHL resume the 2019-20 regular season, the 26-year-old will have a shot at tying his career-high 69 points or possibly reaching the 70-point milestone for the first time.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||75||23||30||53||-3||6||2||3||436||522||145.2|