Dowd scored on a penalty shot in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Hurricanes in Game 5.
Not only was it Dowd's first-ever postseason tally and his first successful NHL penalty shot, it was also the first playoff penalty-shot goal in Capitals history. The tally made it 5-0 halfway through the third period. Expectations should be tempered for Dowd; the goal was his first point in the postseason, and his usage as a fourth-liner gives him limited opportunities to factor into the offense.
Dowd agreed to terms on a three-year, $2.25 million contract extension with Washington on Thursday.
Dowd was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but has instead tied himself to the Capitals for three more years. He's coming off a career year, in which he set new personal bests in goals (eight) and game-winning goals (three). The Alabama native averaged just 10:18 of ice time this year and will likely continue to log similar minutes throughout the postseason.
Dowd recorded the game-winning goal and two shots during Thursday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Dowd couldn't have picked a better time for his seventh goal and 21st point of the season. The 28-year-old is one point away from tying a career high set in 2016-17 and has significantly improved his defensive prowess with a career-best plus-10 rating in his first season with the Capitals.
Dowd recorded an assist and three shots during Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Devils.
Dowd returned after being a healthy scratch for the last two games, and the helper should improve his prospects for sticking in the lineup down the stretch. However, with just six goals and 19 points in 55 games, the 28-year-old doesn't possess much fantasy value at this time.
Dowd registered an assist while logging 9:42 of ice time during Sunday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Dowd made a nice feed to winger Carl Hagelin as he vacated the penalty box resulting in the game-winning goal. The 28-year-old center has collected a goal, three points and a plus-2 rating over his last 10 games.
Dowd provided a goal in a 6-5 overtime win against the Rangers on Sunday.
Dowd's goal was his first point since Feb. 9 when he registered an assist against the Panthers. Dowd has 16 points in 47 games this year, but his six goals have come on only 31 shots, a 19.4 percent success rate. He is six points shy of the career-high 22 he had in 2016-17 with the Kings.
Dowd recorded an assist and won five of seven faceoffs taken during Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Dowd has just a goal and three points in his last 11 games as he has struggled to maintain a consistent presence in the lineup. His fantasy value will remain extremely limited until he can carve out a more reliable role.
Dowd tallied a goal and three hits during Friday's 4-3 victory over the Flames.
Dowd was a healthy scratch in the previous three contests, but burying his fifth goal and 14th point in 40 games -- along with uncertainty surrounding the availability of Lars Eller (lower body) for Sunday's matinee against the Bruins -- could be enough for the 28-year-old center to garner some more playing time in the near future.
Dowd has tallied three goals, 10 points and a plus-7 rating in his last 16 games.
Dowd has been very streaky in his first season in DC, but has provided some stability in the bottom six since his arrival. The 28-year-old forward is on pace to top his career high of 22 points set in 2016-17. However, the emergence of Travis Boyd could push him for ice time down the stretch, and his current 18.2 shooting percentage is well above his career average, so fantasy dividends could be more elusive in the second half of the season.
Dowd recorded three assists in a 6-5 shootout victory against the Hurricanes on Friday.
The 28-year-old benefitted from playing with Alex Ovechkin for much of the night, as he assisted two of the captain's three goals. The three assists equaled one-third of the production Dowd had in the first 26 games this season, but if he keeps receiving minutes with Oveckin, Dowd could continue to produce like this and should be owned in all leagues. He has four goals and 12 points in 27 games this season.
Dowd tallied a goal, an assist, and a plus-2 rating during Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Ducks.
Dowd has been very productive in recent outings with five of his seven points on the season coming in his last five games. Leaned upon heavily for his penalty-killing and defensive prowess, the 28-year-old is likely to cool off before too long but has put himself in a position to best a career-high 22 points set in 2016-17.
Dowd registered an assist while logging 8:47 of ice time during Friday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
The assist snapped an eight-game scoring drought and gives Dowd three points in 18 games on the season. Injuries to Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) and T.J. Oshie (head) are keeping the door open for the 28-year-old to receive regular ice time, but he has competition from Travis Boyd for the fourth-line center role once the lineup returns to full health. Even without the competition, the lack of consistent production gives him very little fantasy value in most formats.
Dowd delivered a primary assist in Thursday's 4-1 road loss to the Oilers.
Dowd roped a nifty backdoor pass to Andre Burakovsky for Washington's lone goal of the contest. The possession metrics from Dowd have been fantastic -- for instance, he's rocking a 54.9 Corsi For percentage -- but he's cemented in a bottom-six role to severely limit his fantasy prospects.
Dowd posted a goal and won six of 11 faceoffs during Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Blues.
Dowd appears to have locked down the fourth-line center position, especially with Travis Boyd (lower body) likely to open the season on the injured list. The 28-year-old will be counted on for defensive and penalty-killing prowess above all else which limits his fantasy value to deeper formats.
Dowd has signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Capitals.
Dowd finished with three goals and four points along with a minus-10 rating in 56 games between Vancouver and LA during the 2017-18 season. With Jay Beagle now in Vancouver, the Caps are keen to add some organizational depth down the middle, and the rugged center's proficiency in the faceoff dot (51 percent in 2017-18) was likely a motivating factor. The 28-year-old forward will compete for a spot on the roster, but without much offensive acumen, he will struggle to maintain much fantasy value in standard formats.
Dowd played in 56 games during the 2017-18 season, scoring three goals and adding an assist while averaging 10:32 of ice time.
The press box was a popular designation for Dowd during the season, but after the calendar year he was able to play in 31 of the last 43 games. Logging bottom six minutes usually doesn't translate to many points given the lack of opportunities, but Dowd does boast a two-way game and good passing ability, and is just a year removed from posting 22 points in 70 games in his first full season in the NHL for Los Angeles. Dowd is set to be a free agent, but although he should be able to earn a contract for 2018-19, it seems unlikely he'll slot into the top six in Vancouver or with a new team.
Dowd will tag into the lineup Saturday night against the visiting Lightning.
Dowd will be deployed as a reinforcement option with Sam Gagner (concussion) feeling better, but not quite ready for the next contest. You won't see fantasy owners rushing to pick up Dowd, as he's only fashioned 24 career points between the Kings and Canucks since arriving in LA for the 2015-16 campaign.
Dowd scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
While it was cool to see Dowd find twine against his former team, the fourth-line sniper hadn't gotten on the scoresheet since Nov.18 against Florida and has managed just two points in 25 games on the season. His 24 PIM and decent shooting ability could make him of value in some very deep leagues, but he isn't worth owning in most fantasy settings.
Dowd will make his Canucks debut Saturday night against the Flames.
Pried away from the Kings in a trade for defenseman Jordan Subban late Thursday night, Dowd should occupy a bottom-six role in his debut. He logged 1:34 of ice time on the power play with the Kings last season, but it remains to be seen if he'll garner man-advantage minutes in his new digs. Either way, we advise that you take a wait-and-see approach with the man who's only recorded 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) in 91 career contests at hockey's highest level.
The Kings traded Dowd to the Canucks on Thursday night in exchange for defenseman Jordan Subban.
This deal, which was made during the middle of the night, means Dowd has the potential for an increased role in his new digs. Born in Alabama, the center had only been averaging 7:57 of ice time in Los Angeles. Whether he garners enough rink run to be fantasy relevant remains to be seen, but this is a situation worth monitoring for those in extremely deep leagues.
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