Carter garnered four goals and one assist, including two power-play points, in seven playoff matches with the Rangers. Carter's numbers in the postseason followed a fantastic season in Pittsburgh in which he tallied 19 goals, his highest total since 2016-17 when he was with the Kings. The 37-year-old Carter will be back with the Penguins next season and could be elevated into a second-line role depending on whether the team re-signs Evgeni Malkin and/or Bryan Rust.
Carter notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 7. Carter set up Danton Heinen's game-tying goal in the first period. The return of Sidney Crosby from an upper-body injury saw Carter take a cut from 18:23 of ice time in Game 6 to 15:56 in Sunday's game. The 37-year-old ended the playoffs with four goals, one helper, 21 shots on net, 14 hits and a minus-6 rating in seven appearances.
Carter scored a goal on six shots, logged three hits, blocked two shots and went minus-2 in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers in Game 6. Carter has four goals in his last four games, though all of his tallies in the postseason have come on Pittsburgh ice. The center has added 21 shots on net, 13 hits and a minus-5 rating while playing on the third line and second power-play unit.
Carter scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 7-2 win over the Rangers. Carter deflected a pass from Jason Zucker late in the second period to extend Pittsburgh's lead to 6-2. The 37-year-old center now has three goals in the series after scoring twice Saturday. Carter has 46 goals and 36 assists in 130 career playoff games.
Carter scored a pair of goals -- one on the power play and the other into an empty net -- in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Rangers in Game 3. Carter had been held off the scoresheet in the first two games of the series. He put the Penguins ahead 2-1 with a deflection on his first-period tally before adding insurance with an empty-netter in the third. The 37-year-old center has played a third-line role with time on the second power-play unit in the postseason. He had 19 tallies, 26 helpers and 200 shots on net in 76 regular-season outings.
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