The action heated up for the rookies this week in the Stanley Cup, including games decided by their goals or games where they were the only one to score for their team. This series has really shown the development of these first-timers and has proven their worth to the team.
Pontus Aberg? More like Pointus Aberg!
Aberg scored Nashville's only goal this in Game Two of the series in Pittsburgh. It was his first goal since May 20 and last point since May 22. Aberg now has 2 goals and 3 assists in 13 games.
Frederick Gaudreau... into the net!
Gaudreau scored his first playoff goal back in Game One of the series and then scored his second in last night's romp in Nashville. Gaudreau has played only 5 games so far and has found his scoring touch now. Let's see where he can go in another home game tomorrow...
It's Jake N' Bake Time!
Guentzel now is second for the all-time rookie scoring leaders in the playoffs with his 20 points. He just needs one more goal to tie it up and put his name in history (he can do a double whammy by putting it in history another way too).
Here's how Guentzel earned his points in the Final for this week:
Game One- Game-Winning Goal
Game Two- Two goals, including a game-winner
Game Three- Scored the lone goal for Pittsburgh and became second in all-time rookie scoring in the playoffs
Conclusion: It's good to be Guentzel.
Another wonderful week of rookies and I cannot be happier! When the rookies do well, things go well for us too! Thanks for reading along and maybe this can continue?
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!