Center Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI5/31/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews was the catalyst in Saturday's Game 7 victory over Anaheim.
Insight: Toews scored the first two goals of the game, and Chicago never looked back. He will now try and lead the Blackhawks to their third Stanley Cup since 2010.
Alex Killorn, C, TAM5/29/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Lightning winger Alex Killorn scored the game-winning goal in the, 2-0, Game 7 victory over the Rangers on Friday.
Insight: Killorn had three shots on net and broke the scoreless tie one minute and 54 seconds into the third period. Ondrej Palat added an insurance tally about 10 minutes later. Tampa Bay is advancing to its first Stanley Cup Finals since 2004.
Andrew Shaw, C, CHI5/27/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw scored a pair of insurance goals in the third period as Chicago beat Anaheim, 5-2, in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday.
Insight: Chicago scored the first three goals of the game, but Anaheim stormed back with a goal in the second period and then another one to start the third. Shaw's goal with about three and a half minutes to go allowed the United Center to breathe a little bit. Shaw then added an empty-netter. Shaw has three goals and an assist in this series. Game 7 is on Saturday.
Derick Brassard, C, NYR5/26/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard had a hat trick in the, 7-3, rout in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday.
Insight: Brassard just had a massive stat line with three goals, two assists, 10 shots on net and a plus-five rating. He also won seven faceoffs. Brassard has nine goals and six assists with a plus-nine rating in 18 postseason games.
Ryan Kesler, C, ANAHot5/26/2015 9:16:00 AM
Description: Anaheim center Ryan Kesler scored a goal and an assist to lead the Ducks to a 5-4 victory.
Insight: Kesler has upped his game in the playoffs with 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 14 playoff games. That's .857 ppg versus .580 ppg during the regular season.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHIHot5/26/2015 9:13:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews had two third period goals to bring Chicago to within one of Anaheim, but that was as close as they could come in Game 5.
Insight: Toews is posting more than a point-a-game in 15 playoff contests this season (7 goals, 9 assists).
Steven Stamkos, C, TAMHot5/25/2015 8:38:00 AM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored for the fourth straight game in leading Tampa Bay to a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers.
Insight: Stamkos also added an assist and has seven points in five games against New York. Considering his slow start in the playoffs (didn't score in his first eight playoff games this season), his 17 points in 18 games is still an elite total.
Antoine Vermette, C, ARI5/24/2015 9:09:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette scored the game-winning goal in double overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday.
Insight: This is Vermette's second goal of the postseason. Patrick Sharp and Teuvo Teravainen picked up the assists. The series is tied, 2-2.
Andrew Shaw, C, CHI5/20/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw had a tremendous Game 2 in the Western Conference Finals.
Insight: Shaw scored on the power play a little over two minutes in the game. He scored on a deflection off a shot from Duncan Keith. Shaw also scored in double overtime by heading the puck into the net, but the goal was disallowed. Even still, Shaw led the Blackhawks with seven shots.
Marcus Kruger, C, CHI5/20/2015 9:08:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime as Chicago beat Anaheim, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
Insight: Defenseman Brent Seabrook took a shot from the point, which Kruger knocked down right in front of the net and beat a diving Fredick Andersen. Kruger had two shots in the marathon game. It was the longest game in Chicago Blackhawks history. The series is tied, 1-1.

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