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Date Player
4/30/2017 Ryan Ellis, Nsh, D
Ellis scored his third playoff goal this year in Sunday's Game 3 against the Blues.

Analysis: He has eight points in seven playoff games.
4/30/2017 Colton Sissons, Nsh, C
Sissons had two assists Sunday in Game 3 against the Blues.

Analysis: He has four assists and six points in the playoffs.
4/30/2017 Alexander Steen, StL, LW
Steen had a goal in Game 3 on Sunday.

Analysis: He has six points this postseason.
4/30/2017 Cody McLeod, Nsh, LW
McLeod scored the game-winner early in the second period, and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Sunday to grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

Analysis: This is the first point in his third playoff game this season.
4/30/2017 Brady Skjei, NYR, D
Skjei had two goals in Games 2 on Saturday.

Analysis: He has four goals in the playoffs after recording five during the regular season.
4/30/2017 Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ott, C
Pageau scored a career-high four goals, including the winner 2:54 into the second overtime to lift the Senators to a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday, giving Ottawa a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Analysis: The 24-year-old Ottawa native also scored twice in the final 3:19 to tie the score. He tipped Zack Smith's shot past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist to pull the Senators to 5-4 and then tied it by deflecting a shot by Kyle Turris with 1:02 remaining. Pageau scored again 2:54 into the second OT, snapping in a shot during a 2-on-1 rush alongside Tommy Wingels. Pageau is the first Senator ever with four goals in a playoff game.
4/30/2017 Philipp Grubauer, Was, G
Grubauer allowed two goals on the first four shots his faced while replacing Braden Holtby in Game 2. He faced nine shots total.

Analysis: Barry Trotz could go back to Holtby in a crucial Game 3 Monday night in Pittsburgh.
4/30/2017 Braden Holtby, Was, G
Holtby was pulled after allowing three goals on 14 shots in Game 2, another loss to the Penguins.

Analysis: Barry Trotz could go back to Holtby in a crucial Game 3 Monday night in Pittsburgh after backup Philipp Grubauer allowed two goals on the first four shots he faced in relief.
4/30/2017 Alex Ovechkin, Was, LW
Ovechkin had two assists in Game 2.

Analysis: These are his first assists of the playoffs.
4/30/2017 Nicklas Backstrom, Was, C
Backstrom had a goal with an assist in Game 2.

Analysis: He has three goals with five assists in the playoffs.
4/30/2017 Evgeni Malkin, Pit, C
Malkin had a goal with an assist in Game 2 on Saturday.

Analysis: He has three goals and 10 assists in the postseason.
4/30/2017 Jake Guentzel, Pit, C
Guentzel had two goals with an assist in Game 2 on Saturday.

Analysis: He has seven goals and three assists in seven postseason contests this year.
4/30/2017 Matt Cullen, Pit, C
Cullen had a goal with an assist Saturday in Game 2.

Analysis: He has four points in the playoffs this season.
4/30/2017 Sidney Crosby, Pit, C
Crosby had two assists in Game 2 on Saturday.

Analysis: He has 11 points in seven postseason games.
4/30/2017 Clarke MacArthur, Ott, LW
MacArthur exited Game 2 of the Senators' second-round series with the Rangers due to an upper-body injury, though coach Guy Boucher said the forward did not suffer another concussion.

Analysis: MacArthur missed nearly all of the last two regular seasons due to concussion issues, so his departure was clearly a cause for concern. The 32-year-old, who scored twice in Ottawa's opening-round series with Boston, is considered day to day.
4/29/2017 Jakob Silfverberg, Anh, RW
Silfverberg had a goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to Edmonton in Game 2.

Analysis: He has four goals in the postseason this year.
4/29/2017 Patrick Maroon, Edm, LW
Maroon scored a power-play goal in Friday's 2-1 Game 2 win over Anaheim.

Analysis: He has two goals with two assists in the postseason.
4/29/2017 Andrej Sekera, Edm, D
Sekera scored an early goal for the Oilers in a 2-1 win over the Ducks in Game 2 on Friday.

Analysis: All three of his points in the postseason have come in the last four games.
4/29/2017 Cam Talbot, Edm, G
Talbot made 39 saves in Friday's 2-1 win over the Ducks in Game 2.

Analysis: Edmonton's first playoff appearance in 11 years is off to a rollicking start, with the Oilers following up their six-game defeat of defending Western Conference champion San Jose by taking two games from the five-time champions of their division.
4/29/2017 Jori Lehtera, StL, C
Lehtera scored his first goal of the playoffs Friday.

Analysis: He has three points in the postseason.
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