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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Opens scoring Thursday

Pesce scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning in Game 3. Pesce tallied a long-range shot on a feed from Andrei Svechnikov at 5:15 of the second period. The 26-year-old Pesce started the playoffs hot with four points in three games before going scoreless in the last five. The defenseman has added 23 shots on net, 20 blocked shots, 16 hits and a plus-3 rating in nine outings overall.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Collects assist in win

Pesce notched an assist, five blocked shots, two hits and two PIM in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Predators in Game 2. Pesce helped out on a Sebastian Aho empty-net goal in the third period. Beyond that, Pesce was his usual steady self on defense to lead the team with five blocks. He briefly went to the locker room during the first period, but it didn't stop him from leading the Hurricanes with 28:01 of ice time. The 26-year-old has three helpers, seven hits, seven blocks and a plus-3 rating through two playoff contests.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Ready to play Monday

Pesce (rest) will be back in action against the Predators for Monday's Game 1. Pesce was rested for the regular-season finale in order to get ready for the playoffs. Prior to sitting out, the blueliner was bogged down in an eight-game goal drought during which he managed just two helpers despite averaging 21:15 of ice time. Pesce won't see minutes on the power play like Dougie Hamilton, so his offensive upside will be limited.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Dishes pair of helpers

Pesce notched two assists, three shots on goal, five hits, a plus-3 rating and two blocked shots in Monday's 5-2 win over the Predators in Game 1. Pesce did just about everything beyond scoring a goal of his own. He set up the Hurricanes' first two tallies, scored by Teuvo Teravainen and Jordan Staal. The 26-year-old Pesce worked in a top-four role in the regular season and produced 25 points in 55 games. He'll likely feature in a similar capacity in the postseason, although he may need to focus more on defense against sterner competition.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Takes part in practice

Pesce (undisclosed) took the ice for practice Sunday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Pesce played in every game but one in 2020-21, sitting out the season finale May 10. He was likely held out for rest and should be good to go for Monday's Game 1 against the Predators.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Not playing Monday

Pesce (undisclosed) won't play in Monday's season finale against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site. Pesce's likely just being rested ahead of the postseason. He'll finish the regular season with 25 points in 55 games, just four points shy of his career high from 2018-19, which was set over 73 appearances.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Registers helper in win

Pesce notched an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Stars. Pesce set up a Sebastian Aho goal at 8:09 of the first period. The 26-year-old Pesce has been solid in 2020-21 with 24 points, 80 shots on net, 72 blocked shots, a plus-12 rating and 20 PIM in 49 appearances. The New York native will continue to work in a top-four role.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Earns 100th career assist

Pesce produced an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Predators. Pesce's helper on Vincent Trocheck's second-period tally was the former's 100th career assist. The 26-year-old Pesce is in the middle of a strong campaign, with 21 points, 67 shots on net, 62 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating through 42 appearances. It's the third time in six seasons he's reached the 20-point mark.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Notches helper in win

Pesce posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Stars. Pesce made a pass to Vincent Trocheck, who then set up Jordan Martinook for the tally. The 26-year-old Pesce has picked up six assists in his last eight games. For the year, the blueliner has reached the 20-point mark in 37 contests. It's the third time in his six-year career he's reached that level -- were it not for the shortened campaign, he'd probably post career-best numbers at the end of the season.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Assists on game-winner

Pesce notched an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks. Pesce had the secondary helper on Jesper Fast's goal with 29 seconds left in the contest. That tally stood as the game-winner. Pesce has four assists in his last six games. The 26-year-old rearguard is up to 18 points in 35 games, matching his output from 61 appearances last year. A solid defense, Pesce has added a plus-5 rating, 47 blocked shots and 58 shots on net in 2020-21.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Trending towards career numbers

Pesce registered his third assist in his past four games Saturday against the Lightning. Pesce has been quietly building towards a record season this year. He now has 17 points in 33 games, which puts him roughly on pace for the 30-point plateau. This would be a career-high for the 26-year-old blueliner, if he can keep up his current pace.
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Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Hit with fine

Pesce was fined $5,000 for tripping Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri in Thursday's game. Pesce committed a slew foot against Fabbri in the neutral zone, and the former will be lighter in the wallet for it.