Gustafsson notched two power-play assists in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Penguins. The 28-year-old got his Philly tenure off to a flying start, picking up helpers on two goals with the man advantage in the first period. Gustafsson had a disappointing 2019-20 campaign but piled up 17 goals and 60 points for Chicago the season before, and given the firepower around him on his new club, he could be poised for a rebound.
Gustafsson signed a one-year, $3 million deal with Philadelphia on Monday. Gustafsson fell well off the pace he set in 2018-19 in which he racked up 60 points in 79 contests. The 27-year-old blueliner managed just six goals and 23 assists in 66 appearances for Chicago and Calgary last year. If the Swede can get back up near even the 50-point threshold, he'll likely cash in following his one-year deal with the Flyers.
Gustafsson had an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 1 of their first-round series. Gustafsson is up to four assists through five playoffs games, with two of his helpers coming on the power play. The Swede has added a plus-3 rating and 11 shots in that span.
Gustafsson posted an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Jets in Game 4. The helper was Gustafsson's second in as many games and third in the series. The Swede went plus-2 with nine shots on goal in four games versus the Jets.
Gustafsson notched a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Jets in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Gustafsson set up Elias Lindholm for the Flames' first goal of the game, just 18 seconds after the Jets opened the scoring. Power-play production is why the Flames acquired Gustafsson at the deadline -- nine of his 29 points in the regular season came with a man advantage. He'll likely continue to see usage on the top power-play unit during the playoffs, which makes the Swede an interesting depth option for DFS managers.
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