Pulock had one point, an assist, and a rating of plus-3 as the Islanders swept the Penguins in Round 1. Pulock had a solid regular season with nine goals, 28 assists and a rating of plus-21 in 82 games. The Isles would like to see him take that next step in the playoffs, as he possesses a cannon for a shot and can score from anywhere inside the blue line. While adding more to his offensive game would be a plus for the team, maintaining his strong play in the defensive zone is probably what's most important as the postseason continues.
Pulock had three assists in Thursday's 5-4 win over Winnipeg. Pulock was expected to take a solid step forward this season, but it's been more of a baby step. Yes, his 36 points are a career mark. But he had just a goal and an assist in 14 games in March before this three-point outburst. Pulock's big step forward will have to wait until next year (or the year after).
Pulock scored his eighth goal of the season in Monday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets. The first-period tally not only proved to be the game-winner, it also gave Pulock a career-high 33 points (eight goals, 25 helpers) on the season. The 24-year-old is in his second full NHL campaign, but he's emerging as a dependable two-way defenseman for the surprising Islanders.
Pulock scored his seventh goal of the season in a 4-0 win over the Canucks on Saturday. Pulock reached the 30-point milestone with the effort. He added six blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in a well-rounded game. Pulock is just two points shy of his career high set last season. With 111 blocks and 131 shots on goal this season, Pulock provides strong value with and without the puck.
Pulock had two assists with the man advantage in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers. Deuces were wild in Pulock's stat line, as he had two each in assists, shots, blocked shots and PIM, while delivering three hits. The Canadian blueliner is an emerging star, with 29 points in 60 games to go with 102 hits, 105 blocks and 129 shots. Pulock is one of four players at this stage of the season to have 100-plus shots, hits and blocks, joining Darnell Nurse, Kris Letang and Radko Gudas.
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