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Date Player
4/30/2016 Anze Kopitar, LA, C
Kopitar, Florida's Aleksander Barkov and Boston's Loui Eriksson are the finalists for Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Analysis: Kopitar had 25 goals, 49 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 81 games.
4/30/2016 Loui Eriksson, Bos, RW
Eriksson, Florida's Aleksander Barkov and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Analysis: Eriksson had 30 goals, 33 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 82 games.
4/30/2016 Aleksander Barkov, Fla, C
Barkov, Boston's Loui Eriksson and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Analysis: Barkov had a career-high 28 goals, 31 assists and 59 points and had only eight penalty minutes in 66 games.
4/29/2016 Matt Murray, Pit, G
Murray stopped 31 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Washington in Game 1 of the teams' second-round series.

Analysis: The rookie had an up-and-down game, though he's been very solid overall filling in for the injured Marc-Andre Fleury. Murray is 3-1-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average in his four playoff starts.
4/29/2016 Evgeni Malkin, Pit, C
Malkin had a goal in Thursday's overtime loss at Washington in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Analysis: That's three in three games for the Russian star, who's registered eight points in five games since returning from an upper-body injury.
4/29/2016 Nick Bonino, Pit, C
Bonino had a goal and an assist in Thursday's overtime loss at Washington in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Analysis: The center was a plus-2 for the game as he continued his strong play this postseason. Bonino has seven points in Pittsburgh's seven playoff games.
4/29/2016 Sidney Crosby, Pit, C
Crosby was held to one shot and was a minus-3 in Thursday's loss to Washington in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Analysis: Crosby racked up eight points as the Penguins easily dispatched the Rangers in five games in the opening round. Though it's unlikely he'll be kept in check in this series, Pittsburgh is going to need a better performance from its captain to advance.
4/29/2016 Braden Holtby, Was, G
Holtby was stout once again in Thursday's Game 1, recording 42 saves to help the Capitals to a 4-3 overtime win over Pittsburgh in their second-round series.

Analysis: Holtby has followed his terrific regular season with a strong playoff run. He's posted a 1.22 goals-against average and .960 save percentage in seven games this postseason.
4/29/2016 T.J. Oshie, Was, RW
Oshie capped his first career playoff hat trick with an overtime goal in Thursday's 4-3 Game 1 win against Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Analysis: Never much of a postseason producer in St. Louis, Oshie has four goals and three assists in his first seven playoff games with the Capitals. He recorded just five goals in 30 playoff contests with the Blues.
4/29/2016 Johan Larsson, Buf, LW
The Sabres have re-signed Larsson to a one-year contract.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was eligible for restricted free agency this summer. Larsson set career highs with 10 goals and 17 points in 74 games this past season, his third with the Sabres.
4/28/2016 Erik Condra, TB, RW
Condra is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Analysis: His status for the rest of this series is uncertain.
4/28/2016 Anze Kopitar, LA, C
Kopitar, Boston's Patrice Bergeron and Anaheim's Ryan Kesler are the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward.

Analysis: Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
4/28/2016 Ryan Kesler, Anh, C
Kesler, Boston's Patrice Bergeron and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward.

Analysis: Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
4/28/2016 Patrice Bergeron, Bos, C
Bergeron, Anaheim's Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward.

Analysis: Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Bergeron won the award in 2012, 2014 and 2015 and was second in 2013.
4/28/2016 Ben Bishop, TB, G
Bishop was pulled midway through the second period Wednesday after the Islanders scored four goals on their first 13 shots.

Analysis: Bishop was superb in allowing no more than two goals in any of Tampa Bay's five games against Detroit in the opening round. He yielded four in 13 shots to the Islanders before replaced by Andrei Vasilevskiy.
4/28/2016 Thomas Greiss, NYI, G
Greiss finished with 33 saves in Game 1 for the Islanders.

Analysis: Greiss won one game in overtime and two in double overtime against Florida in the series before.
4/28/2016 John Tavares, NYI, C
Tavares had one goal and one assist Wednesday.

Analysis: Tavares continues to rock the playoffs with 11 points. Can he bring the Stanley Cup to Brooklyn for the borough's first title since the Dodgers won the World Series in 1955 by stunning the mighty Yankees in Game 7 in the Bronx in front of over 62,000 fans? Stay tuned to find out.
4/28/2016 Ryan Strome, NYI, C
Strome had two assists Wednesday.

Analysis: Strome has four postseason points - all in the Sunshine state.
4/28/2016 Brock Nelson, NYI, C
Nelson had two assists Wednesday.

Analysis: Nelson has five postseason points.
4/28/2016 Shane Prince, NYI, LW
Prince scored his first two NHL postseason goals Wednesday.

Analysis: Prince had one goal in the first round.
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