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TimeJun 8, 2016


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Sharks vs Penguins


For the second consecutive night, Joe Thornton was the Overall leader for the Sharks, as well as the top Offensive player in Game 4.

Joe Pavelski had his best game since Game 1, but was still below his playoff average.

Joonas Donskoi was the top Defensive forward on the night for San Jose.

Patrick Marleau has performed below his playoff average through the first four games of the Finals.

On the blueline, Paul Martin had a strong Defensive performance, closing shot lanes with his body and stick. He led the Sharks D-core both Defensively and Overall.

Brent Burns was the top Offensive contributor on D, but still below his Offensive playoff average.

Roller coaster of a series for Justin Braun. After posting his best game of the playoffs in Game 3, this marked his lowest score of the playoffs.


Carl Hagelin was Overall leader for the Pens, with a strong night on the rush.

Phil Kessel was the top Offensive contributor for PIT.

Nick Bonino and Patric Hornqvist led Pittsburgh's forwards in Defensive contributions. These two have been huge Defensive contributors and are a big reason why the Penguins are one game away from winning the Cup.

Game 4 was Sidney Crosby's lowest Overall contribution level of these playoffs.

On the back end, Ian Cole led the PIT D-core Overall with another solid game on both sides of the puck.

Big game for Brian Dumoulin, as he had his highest Overall contribution level of the playoffs.

Kris Letang was PIT's lowest contributing Defensemen at even strength.


PIT's lineup depth offset the off night of their top C and D.

PIT's Forward's had twice the Defensive contribution level as SJ's.

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