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Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 - BC Alumni Recap

BC alums contributed to their teams in a big way during Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

As per usual, this year's NHL Playoffs are full of BC alums. Here's an update on how former Eagles performed in Round 1.

Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks
Johnny Gaudreau picked up his first post-season point with an assist in Calgary's Game 2 loss. Gaudreau scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game 4 (see GIF). He was instrumental to Calgary's Game 7 win, scoring 1 goal and contributing 2 assists. Gaudreau also picked up an assist in Game 3. The Flames recalled Bill Arnold from the AHL following the end of Adirondack's season, but he has yet to play.


Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings
Brian Boyle picked up a shorthanded goal in Tampa's Game 1 loss. He also contributed by winning a majority of his face-offs throughout the series

New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Kreider scored the GWG in Game 3 for the Rangers (see GIF), and Kevin Hayes won Game 4 for New York in OT. Brian Dumoulin and Rob Scuderi both provided some decent defense for Pittsburgh. Dumoulin returned to the AHL following Pittsburgh's loss.


Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders
In addition to providing solid defense throughout the series, Brooks Orpik picked up an assist in Washington's Game 7 win. Orpik received a skate to the face in Game 4, but returned to the game.

Minor League Notes (Week of April 20):
Paul Carey (Providence Bruins): 1 Goal
Pat Mullane (Reading Royals): 1 Goal
Philip Samuelsson (Portland Pirates): 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Joe Whitney (Albany Devils): Announced as AHL Player of the Week (April 13-19) following a 5 point week.