Schultz scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist during Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 1 of their first-round series. The blueliner's tally with 89 seconds left in the third period sent the game to OT, but the Pens couldn't finish things off to steal a win on the road. Schultz doesn't have the dazzling postseason resume of some of his teammates, but he's scored a solid six goals and 27 points in 49 career playoff games -- with half of that production (four goals and 13 points) coming on the power play.
Schultz snagged a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over the Caps. Since returning from injury, Schultz garnered nine points in his previous 13 contests and has filled in well for the injured Kris Letang (upper body). Once Tanger is back, the 28-year-old Schultz could see slightly reduced minutes and could fall to the second power-play unit.
Schultz registered an assist in Thursday's clash with Columbus. Schultz is goalless in his last five outings but has racked up four assists over the stretch. The blueliner is averaging 22:47 of ice time since returning from his leg injury, which includes 2:12 on the top power-play unit. Once Kris Letang (upper body) is cleared to play, Schultz could find himself bumped down to the second power-play group, though he should continue to log big minutes.
Schultz picked up two assists, both on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Sabres. That's now six points (one goal, five helpers) in seven games for Schultz since returning to action from a broken leg, with three of his assists coming with the man advantage. Once Kris Letang (upper body) is back on the ice, however, Schultz's power-play time will be reduced, making it tough for him to maintain that pace even given the talent around him on the Pens' roster.
Schultz tallied an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets. Since returning from a fractured leg, Schultz has racked up four points in his last six games while averaging 21:53 of ice time. With Kris Letang (upper body) dealing with an injury, the Pens will lean heavily on Schultz to provide offensive production on the blue line. The 28-year-old figures to remain on the top power-play unit during Letang's absence as well.
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