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Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Good to go
Nugent-Hopkins (shoulder) is on the ice for Thursday's practice, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Nugent-Hopkins played through a shoulder injury during the Oilers' 2021-22 playoff run, but he's evidently made a full recovery over the offseason. He racked up 11 goals and 50 points through 63 regular-season appearances last year.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Dealt with shoulder injury
Nugent-Hopkins played through a shoulder injury during the playoffs, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Nugent-Hopkins' shoulder injury isn't expected to require surgery, so at this point there's no reason to believe he won't be ready for training camp in September. The 29-year-old forward racked up six goals and 14 points through 16 contests during postseason play.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Capitalizes on turnover
Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Monday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 4.
A sloppy pass in the Avalanche's zone allowed Nugent-Hopkins to put the Oilers ahead 2-1 at 16:57 of the second period. The 29-year-old finished the postseason with six goals and eight assists in 16 contests, including three points in four games versus the Avalanche in the Western Conference Finals. He had a solid regular season, logging 11 goals, 39 helpers, 154 shots and a plus-3 rating as a top-six playmaker, a role he's likely to reprise in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Picks up two points in loss
Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal on three shots, added an assist, logged two hits and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Avalanche in Game 1.
Nugent-Hopkins has picked up multiple points three of his last six games, logging three goals and five helpers in that span. The 29-year-old was more of a playmaker during the regular season, but he's up to five tallies with eight helpers in 13 playoff contests. He's added 31 shots on net, 21 hits, 15 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating while playing in a top-six role.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Contributes power-play assist
Nugent-Hopkins recorded a power-play assist and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Flames.
Nugent-Hopkins found Zach Hyman at the net front for the Oilers' first lead of the game at 14:57 of the second period. In the second round, Nugent-Hopkins posted two goals and four helpers, though his assist Thursday was his first on special teams. The veteran forward is up to 11 points (three on the power play), 28 shots on net, 19 hits, 14 blocked shots, 12 PIM and a plus-1 rating in 12 playoff contests. He should continue to see significant usage in a second-line role in the Western Conference Finals.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Scores twice in Game 4
Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals on five shots and blocked five shots in in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flames in Game 4.
Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom misplayed the puck on his first touch, turning it over to Nugent-Hopkins for a goal just 21 seconds into the game. In the third, Nugent-Hopkins added the game-winner on a rebound. The 29-year-old forward hadn't scored in seven games prior to Tuesday. He's at four tallies, six assists, 27 shots on net, 18 hits, 12 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating through 11 playoff contests.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Sets up shortie
Nugent-Hopkins notched a shorthanded assist, two hits and two PIM in Friday's 5-3 win over the Flames in Game 2.
Nugent-Hopkins poked a puck free after the Flames bobbled it to start a power play, springing Zach Hyman for a breakaway goal. Production on the penalty kill is nothing new for Nugent-Hopkins, who picked up five of his 50 points in the regular season while shorthanded. The 29-year-old forward has two goals, six assists, 21 shots on net, 17 hits, 10 PIM and an even plus-minus rating in nine playoff outings.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Dishes pair of helpers
Nugent-Hopkins posted two assists in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the Flames in Game 1.
Nugent-Hopkins set up both of Zach Hyman's tallies in the second period as the Oilers began to erase a four-goal deficit. In recent games, Nugent-Hopkins has often been listed on the third line but functioned as the second-line center with Leon Draisaitl playing through an ankle injury. Nugent-Hopkins has seven points, 20 shots on net, 15 hits and eight PIM through eight playoff outings.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Logs power-play assist
Nugent-Hopkins posted a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Kings in Game 5.
Nugent-Hopkins helped out on the game-tying goal by Leon Draisaitl at 15:08 of the third period. Through five playoff contests, Nugent-Hopkins has two goals and three assists. He's added 15 shots on net, 12 hits and a plus-1 rating in a third-line role with power-play time. With the Oilers in must-win mode for Thursday's Game 6, the 29-year-old could be bumped up the lineup to amplify the team's top-six forwards instead of spreading the offense out.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Piles on in third period
Nugent-Hopkins scored twice on five shots, added an assist, went plus-3, logged two hits and posted two PIM in Friday's 8-2 win over the Kings in Game 3.
Nugent-Hopkins did a little bit of almost everything in this contest. He scored his pair of goals just 81 seconds apart in the third period before setting up Evander Kane's hat-trick-clinching goal with 20 seconds left in the game. Nugent-Hopkins has two tallies, two helpers, nine shots on net, eight hits and a plus-1 rating through three postseason games.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Delivers power-play helper
Nugent-Hopkins recorded a power-play assist and four hits in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kings in Game 2.
Nugent-Hopkins has picked up four assists in his last eight games. The 29-year-old forward was something of a power-play specialist in 2021-22, earning 23 of his 50 points with the man advantage. As long as the Oilers stay competitive, he's unlikely to move out of a third-line role, though he could be shuffled up to the second line if head coach Jay Woodcroft reunites Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl at some point in the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Sets up overtime winner
Nugent-Hopkins registered an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks.
Nugent-Hopkins fed Zach Hyman for the game-winning goal 1:37 into overtime. This was Nugent-Hopkins' third assist in five games since his last tally. The 29-year-old is up to the 50-point mark for the sixth time in his 11-year career. He's added 153 shots and a plus-4 rating through 62 contests. The forward is a candidate to be rested for Friday's regular-season finale versus the Canucks, but the Oilers haven't announced any potential lineup changes yet.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Hands out power-play assist
Nugent-Hopkins notched a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Penguins.
Nugent-Hopkins has earned two assists in four games since his last goal. The 29-year-old forward is up to 49 points, 151 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 61 appearances. He's been solid as a third-line center while playing in all situations -- he's earned 23 power-play points and five more while shorthanded.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Produces helper Friday
Nugent-Hopkins logged an assist, three shots on goal and four PIM in Friday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche.
Nugent-Hopkins set up an Evan Bouchard goal in the second period. The penalties were an unusual wrinkle to Nugent-Hopkins' stat line -- he hadn't taken multiple trips to the sin bin in a game all season. The 29-year-old forward is up to 48 points, 148 shots on net, 14 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 59 outings, putting him withing striking distance of his sixth 50-point campaign.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Scores shortie in win
Nugent-Hopkins scored a shorthanded goal on five shots and blocked two shots in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Golden Knights.
Nugent-Hopkins tallied the last goal of the game at 15:32 of the third period. The 29-year-old has earned three goals and three assists through eight games in April. For the season, the Canadian forward has 47 points (22 on the power play, five shorthanded) with 144 shots on net and a plus-4 rating through 57 outings.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Posts pair of power-play helpers
Nugent-Hopkins dished out two power-play assists in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Predators.
Nugent-Hopkins and McDavid combined to set up Leon Draisaitl's first-period power-play marker to open the scoring, and the trio combined again on Draisaitl's third-period goal to finish the scoring. Of RNH's 46 points in 56 games this season, 22 have come on the power play.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Ties game with shortie
Nugent-Hopkins scored a shorthanded goal on two shots in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Sharks.
Nugent-Hopkins finished off a passing play set up by Darnell Nurse and Zach Hyman at 11:56 of the third period to tie the game at 1-1. The goal was Nugent-Hopkins' second in as many outings -- he's often been more of a playmaker than a finisher this season. The 28-year-old has 10 tallies, 34 assists, 131 shots on net and a plus-5 rating in 52 appearances. He'll likely continue to center the second line as long as Leon Draisaitl (undisclosed) is out.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Goal and assist Sunday
Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal, dished a power-play assist and blocked two shots in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.
Both of Nugent-Hopkins' points came in the first period as the Oilers wasted little time in establishing a large lead. The 28-year-old forward has six points in six games since he returned from a shoulder injury, but he's only gotten on the scoresheet in the two road games in that stretch. RNH has nine tallies, 43 points, 129 shots on net and a plus-4 rating through 51 appearances.... See More ... See Less
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