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Eagles in the Pros, 3/21 to 3/27: Michael Matheson's Offensive Surge Leads Portland to a Winning Week

Also featuring: two goals and two assists from Steve Whitney, a three point week for Barry Almeida, Ben Smith, and Chris Kreider, and lots of assists all around.

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Eagles in the Pros: Week at a Glance

Barry Almeida (ECHL): 2 Goals, 1 Assist

Bill Arnold (AHL): 1 Assist

Cam Atkinson (NHL): 1 Goal

Brian Boyle (NHL): 3 Assists

Patrick Brown (AHL): 1 Goal

Tommy Cross (AHL): 2 Assists

Patrick Eaves (NHL): 1 Goal

Johnny Gaudreau (NHL): 1 Goal, 1 Assist

Brian Gionta (NHL): 1 Assist

Noah Hanifin (NHL): 2 Assists

Peter Harrold (AHL): 1 Assist

Kevin Hayes (NHL): 2 Assists

Chris Kreider (NHL): 2 Goals, 1 Assist

Mike Matheson (AHL): 2 Goals, 3 Assists

Philip Samuelsson (AHL): 1 Assist

Rob Scuderi (NHL): 1 Assist

Ben Smith (NHL): 1 Goal, 2 Assists

Destry Straight (ECHL): 1 Assist

Steven Whitney (ECHL): 2 Goals, 2 Assists

March 21


Ben Smith picked up an assist in Toronto's win over Calgary.

Rob Scuderi assisted on the first LA goal in their loss to Nashville.

March 22


Cam Atkinson scored the tying goal in to help Columbus get a shootout win over Philly.

Patrick Eaves picked up his ninth goal of the season to help Dallas defeat Chicago.

Brian Gionta picked up an assist in Buffalo's victory over the Hurricanes. Noah Hanifin picked up an assist for Carolina in the loss.

Brian Boyle assisted on two of Tampa's six goals in their win over Detroit.

March 23


Mike Matheson picked up a goal and two assists in Portland's win over Bridgeport.

Patrick Brown scored one of Charlotte's seven goals in their win over Chicago. Peter Harrold picked up an assist in Chicago's loss.


Barry Almeida picked up his 23rd goal of the season in Utah's loss to Tulsa.

March 24


Noah Hanifin picked up an assist in Carolina's win over Columbus.

Ben Smith, who is continuing to make his presence known in Toronto, picked up an assist in Toronto's win over the Ducks.

Johnny Gaudreau scored a goal in Calgary's loss to Minnesota. It's a sneaky rebound goal that you need to watch from above to really see.


Destry Straight picked up an assist in Rapid City's loss to Alaska.

March 25


Steve Whitney scored two goals to help Norfolk defeat Orlando.

March 26


Chris Kreider scored two goal and recorded an assist to lead NY to a win over Montreal. Kreider's first goal was a powerplay rocket, and the second was an unassisted breakaway. Both are fun to watch.

Ben Smith scored the only Toronto goal in their loss to Boston. Smith deflected a shot right past the goalie.

Brian Boyle picked up his third assist of the week in Tampa's loss to Florida.

Johnny Gaudreau assisted on the lone Flames goal in their loss to Chicago.

Patrick Brown got 13 minutes of playing time for the Hurricanes after being called up from the AHL on Friday.


Philip Samuelsson assisted on Springfield's lone goal in their loss to Portland.

Mike Matheson picked up a goal and an assist in Portland's win over Springfield.

Tommy Cross picked up two assists in Providence's blanking of the Penguins.

Bill Arnold picked up his first point of the week off of an assist in Stockton's win over Ontario.


Steve Whitney recorded two assists in Norfolk's win over Orlando.

Barry Almeida picked up a goal and an assist to help Utah beat Tulsa.

March 27


Kevin Hayes assisted on both Rangers goals in their loss to Pittsburgh.