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Duncan Keith Has Been Crucial to the Development Of Evan Bouchard

Duncan Keith should get credit for being better than most Oilers fans thought he would be when GM Ken Holland worked a widely-criticized deal with the Chicago Blackhawks and traded for Keith this past offseason. Keith should get credit for producing on the second-pair at the age of 38 years old and not letting the doubters and naysayers derail his first season with the Oilers. He should get credit for regularly playing more than 20 minutes per night and for being a steady replacement when a guy like Darnell Nurse goes down.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Collects two more helpers

Bouchard recorded two assists, three shots on goal, three hits, two blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 8-2 win over the Kings in Game 3. Bouchard has kept up his scoring talent in the postseason with five assists through three games. The defenseman has added nine shots on net and a plus-2 rating in a second-pairing role. Since he's not afraid to mix in a little physicality, the 22-year-old is a solid all-around option for DFS contests.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Picks up two helpers in win

Bouchard recorded two assists in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kings. Bouchard picked up a helper on a Ryan McLeod goal in the second period before adding another on Evander Kane's power-play tally in the third. The 22-year-old defenseman now has three assists through his first two postseason games. Bouchard finished the regular season with 12 goals and 31 assists in 81 games with 80 hits and 112 blocked shots.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Picks up power-play assist

Bouchard notched a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Kings in Game 1. Bouchard played his first postseason contest Monday, and it didn't take him long to get his first point. He helped out on a Kailer Yamamoto tally in the second period. Bouchard enjoyed a breakout campaign with 43 points, 205 shots on net, 112 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating in 81 regular-season outings. He'll likely continue to play a top-four role with power-play time in the playoffs.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Takes power-play helper

Bouchard notched a power-play assist and two hits in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks. Bouchard helped out on a Ryan McLeod tally in the second period. The assist kept Bouchard's offense warm -- he has two goals and three helpers with a plus-8 rating in his last five games. The 22-year-old blueliner is up to 43 points (seven on the power play), 203 shots on net, 106 blocked shots, 79 hits and a plus-10 rating through 80 outings.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Opens scoring in win Tuesday

Bouchard scored a goal on six shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Penguins. Bouchard opened the scoring at 12:47 of the first period. He nearly had a second one later on, but an offside review overturned it. The 22-year-old defenseman continues to impress from a scoring standpoint with 12 tallies, 42 points, 202 shots on net and a plus-10 rating. He's added 105 blocked shots, 77 hits and 28 PIM to provide modest physicality in his first full campaign.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Scores in Friday's win

Bouchard scored a goal on four shots, blocked three shots, went plus-3 and added two hits in Friday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche. Bouchard put the Oilers ahead briefly at 4:03 of the second period, though the Avalanche answered just 15 seconds later. The defenseman has a goal and two helpers in his last two games. The 22-year-old is up to 11 tallies, 41 points, 193 shots on net, 103 blocked shots, 76 hits and a plus-8 rating in 77 outings. With Darnell Nurse (lower body) leaving Friday's game early, Bouchard may be asked to pick up the slack on defense going forward if the former misses time.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Picks up two assists in win

Bouchard registered two assists, four shots and two hits in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Stars. Both of Bouchard's helpers came in the second period, setting up goals by Zach Hyman and Jesse Puljujarvi. The two-point night snapped a four-game scoring drought for the 22-year-old defenseman. Bouchard has now reached 40 points (10 goals and 30 assists) this season.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: In on all three goals in win

Bouchard scored a goal three shots, dished two assists, went plus-3, added three hits and blocked two shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Kings. Bouchard put a five-game point drought to rest in a big way Thursday. He helped out on goals by Connor McDavid and Warren Foegele in the first two periods before scoring the game-winner himself in the third. He had gone 31 games without a goal prior to Thursday. Bouchard is up to 10 tallies, 38 points, 170 shots on net, 96 blocked shots, 67 hits and a plus-2 rating in 71 appearances this season, his first full NHL campaign.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Assist streak at three games

Bouchard notched an assist in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Flames. Bouchard set up Derick Brassard on the opening tally just 32 seconds into the game. This was Bouchard's third straight game with an assist. The 22-year-old blueliner is up to 35 points, 153 shots on net, 87 blocked shots, 61 hits and a plus-2 rating in 65 outings. He continues to see time on the second pairing with Duncan Keith, though Bouchard has moved up and down the lineup throughout the season.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Slides helper in win

Bouchard notched an assist and five shots on goal in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Sharks. Bouchard earned the secondary helper on Derick Brassard's first goal as an Oiler. In his last eight games, Bouchard has racked up five helpers, 23 shots, 12 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating. He's maintained a top-four role on the second pairing, though Cody Ceci is now in the prime position alongside Darnell Nurse in even-strength situations. Bouchard has 34 points, 152 shots on net, 86 blocked shots, 60 hits and a plus-3 rating through 64 contests in his first full NHL season.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Collects assist

Bouchard added an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Stars on Tuesday. Bouchard and the Oilers could not quite beat Jake Oettinger in this one, and really couldn't collectively muster enough offense, though Bouchard had four shots of his own. The blue liner now has five assists in eight games since March 5 against Montreal in what has been a breakthrough season for the 22-year-old.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Registers assist

Bouchard notched an assist and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Red Wings. Bouchard helped out on the first of Evander Kane's two goals in the third period. With five assists in his last five games, Bouchard has found some steadiness on the second pairing with Duncan Keith. Through 59 outings, Bouchard has nine goals, 23 helpers, 137 shots on net, 78 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Expected to return Wednesday

Bouchard (illness) is expected to participate in Wednesday's game against Washington, per NHL.com. Bouchard was withheld from Monday's 3-1 loss to Calgary while dealing with a non-COVID illness. The 22-year-old has averaged 16:25 of ice time -- 2:11 during the power play -- and dealt five assists over his last 15 appearances. Phillip Broberg is likely to see a reduced role upon Bouchard's return.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Two helpers in return

Bouchard logged a pair of assists, three shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals. Bouchard helped out on goals by Kailer Yamamoto (on the power play) and Brad Malone. The 22-year-old Bouchard missed Monday's game versus the Flames with an illness, but it wasn't expected to keep him out for long. The Ontario native has four helpers in his last three games, and he's now at 31 points (six on the power play), 132 shots on net, 76 blocked shots, 55 hits and a plus-2 rating in 57 contests overall.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Game-time decision Monday

Bouchard (illness) was ruled a game-time call for Monday's tilt versus Calgary, per Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun. Bouchard has averaged 14:47 of ice time -- 1:47 during the power play -- and distributed three assists over the last 10 games. The 22-year-old departed Saturday's contest versus Montreal early due to illness.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Unavailable Monday

Bouchard (illness) will not suit up Monday against the Flames, Tony Brar of Oilers TV reports. Bouchard was considered a game-time call Monday and will now miss his first game of the season. The 22-year-old defenseman has racked up 29 points while averaging 20:12 of ice time through 56 games this season. He'll be questionable ahead of Wednesday's game against the Capitals.
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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Ends six-game drought

Bouchard logged an assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. Bouchard helped out on Evander Kane's game-tying goal with 50 seconds left in the third period. The helpers snapped a six-game point drought for Bouchard, who has seen his ice time plummet with new head coach Jay Woodcroft deploying seven defensemen frequently. The 22-year-old defenseman could be in for a boost in usage going forward if Tyson Barrie (upper body) is forced to miss time with the injury he suffered Thursday. Bouchard would likely take over roles on the top power-play unit and first pairing. He's at 28 points, 129 shots on net, 74 blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating in 55 appearances this season, and he's been a solid contributor when given more opportunity than he's received lately.
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