Kapanen scored a goal on two shots and had a pair of hits in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 1. Kapenen put a shot off the far post and in from the right faceoff circle to square the game at 3-3 with just 3:39 left in regulation. The goal answered Brock Nelson's go-ahead tally from just 31 seconds earlier. The 24-year-old Kapanen put together 11 goals and 30 points in 40 games in his first season with the Penguins, and he opened the playoffs on the second line with Jeff Carter and Jared McCann.
Kapanen scored a goal on two shots and added an assist in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Sabres. Kapanen's assist came on a Jeff Carter power-play goal at 11:39 of the first period. In the third, Kapanen netted an insurance tally as the final goal of the game. The Finn has 11 scores, 30 points and 68 shots on net through 39 appearances. Still just 24 years old, he's taken strides to establish himself in a top-six role season.
Kapanen produced an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers. Kapanen has been strong since his return from a lower-body injury with seven points in eight games. The Finnish winger is up to 28 points, 66 shots, 41 hits and a plus-15 rating through 38 outings, mainly in a middle-six role.
Kapanen scored twice on two shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over Washington. Kapanen put together his first two-goal performance since 2018-19, taking advantage of an offensive-zone takeaway late in the first period and snapping a short-side shot past Vitek Vanecek midway through the final frame. Kapanen has three goals and two assists in five games since returning from a lower-body injury.
Kapanen (lower body) notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Devils. Playing in his first game since March 24, Kapanen looked like he had never left. The speedy winger set up Cody Ceci's goal late in the first period, then lit the lamp himself in the second. Checking your waiver wire for Kapanen might not be a bad idea, as he's been effective when available with eight goals and 23 points in 31 games.
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