Eberle scored 20 or more goals the past four years, and hit that number in five of his seven NHL seasons. He netted a career-high 34 in 2011-12. However, in his first career postseason action this past spring, he was held without a goal across 13 games.
In New York, he is expected to join the top line alongside Tavares, the Islanders’ captain and one of the best players in the game.
3. Dmitrij Jaskin, Blues Not only did Jaskin score Friday’s first goal, he had a team-high four hits as the Blues turned in perhaps their most aggressive game of the postseason.
2. Connor McDavid, Oilers McJesus notched his first multi-point game of the postseason as the top pick in the 2015 NHL Draft is proving his worth in his second season. The 2017 Art Ross Trophy winner netted a goal and added an assist as Edmonton built its 3-0 lead. Edmonton’s 20-year-old captain led the NHL with 100 points on 30 goals and 70 assists in the regular season and is a huge reason the Oilers are even in the playoffs.
1. Corey Perry, Ducks Not only did Perry net the game-winner in double overtime, he had two assists in the win. After Ryan Getzlaf, who assisted on Perry’s game-winner, got Anaheim’s first goal with 3:16 remaining, Perry helped Cam Fowler score 35 seconds later and then had the assist on Richard Rakell’s game-tying goal with just 15 seconds on the clock.
Game 5: Penguins at Capitals, 7:15 p.m. ET, NBC (Penguins lead series 3-1)The Presidents’ Trophy winners will try to avoid elimination at home. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin took the blame for Wednesday’s Game 4 loss, so it will be interesting to see how the Caps respond in front of their home crowd.