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Luke Kunin scores winner as Predators beat Hurricanes in 2OT again

Luke Kunin scored his second goal of the game at 16:10 of the second overtime as the Nashville Predators defeated the visiting Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Sunday afternoon to even their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series at two games apiece. Game 5 is scheduled for Tuesday in Raleigh, N.C. Ryan Johansen...
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Luke Kunin scores first career Stanley Cup playoff overtime winner

Luke Kunin of Chesterfield, MO scored his first career National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoff overtime winner on Sunday. Kunin scored at 16:10 of the second overtime period from Mikael Granlund of Oulu, Finland, and Calle Jarnkrok of Gavle, Sweden as the Nashville Predators defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. With the win, the best-out-of-seven Central Division semifinal is now tied at two games apiece.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Opens, closes scoring in Game 4

Kunin scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-3 double-overtime win over Carolina in Game 4 on Sunday. He also added six shots, four hits and two blocks. That was a big-time performance for the 23-year-old, who was all over the scoresheet in this one. Kunin opened the scoring in the game's opening minute, jumping on a loose puck in front and backhanding it through Carolina goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic. He later put the finishing touches on Nashville's second straight double-overtime victory, blasting a one-timer past Nedeljkovic from the slot with 3:50 left in the second extra session. Kunin had a nice finish to the regular season with six goals over his last nine contests, but his two-goal outburst Sunday marked his first points of the series.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Not playing Monday

Kunin is expected to be a healthy scratch for Monday's game against the Hurricanes, NHL.com reports. Kunin will join several teammates in the press box as a healthy scratch for Monday's season finale. The 23-year-old scored 10 goals and 19 points through 38 games in his first season with Nashville.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Stays hot with goal

Kunin scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Panthers. Kunin scored his fourth goal in the last five games at 6:50 of the second period. The 23-year-old forward is up to eight tallies, 17 points and 67 shots on net through 34 contests. He's added 77 hits, a plus-3 rating and 13 PIM in a middle-six role.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Goal streak at three games

Kunin scored a goal on two shots and added four hits in Friday's 3-1 win over the Blackhawks. Kunin's tally in the second period help up as the game-winner. The 23-year-old has been hot lately, lighting the lamp in each of his last three contests. The Missouri native is up to seven tallies, 16 points, 61 shots on goal, 71 hits and a plus-3 rating through 32 contests as a middle-six forward.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Collects assist Sunday

Kunin recorded an assist and three hits in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over the Stars. Kunin set up Ryan Ellis' first-period tally. The 23-year-old Kunin has turned up the offense lately with two goals and five helpers in his last nine outings. For the year, the Missouri native has 12 points, 48 shots on goal, 56 hits and 13 PIM through 26 games. A top-six role has served him well, which could give him some fantasy value in deeper formats.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Good to go

Kunin (undisclosed) will play in Thursday's game versus the Red Wings. Kunin was hurt in Tuesday's win over the Red Wings, but it's not serious enough to keep him out of the rematch. The 23-year-old has recorded two goals and four assists over the last six games.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Could play Thursday

Kunin (undisclosed) could be available for Thursday's game versus Detroit, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports. Kunin's availability versus the Red Wings will likely boil down to a game-time decision. He's picked up 11 points through 23 contests this campaign.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Injured in Tuesday's win

Kunin (undisclosed) left Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Red Wings with an injury, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports. Kunin scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in 15:18 of ice time prior to his injury. Head coach John Hynes didn't have an update on the 23-year-old forward after the contest -- more information is expected to be available Wednesday.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Records helper Tuesday

Kunin produced an assist, three shots on goal and three hits in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars. Kunin has four assists in his last three games since he joined a line with Mikael Granlund and Calle Jarnkrok. The Predators' new second line played a part in both of their goals Tuesday. Through 20 contests overall, Kunin has nine points, 41 hits, 37 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating.
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Predators activate forward Luke Kunin from injured reserve

After missing nearly the entire month of March with an upper-body injury, Luke Kunin is finally healthy and has been activated from injured reserve. In his first season with the Nashville Predators, Kunin got off to a slow start with just five points in his first 17 games – almost half of his scoring pace from last season with the Minnesota Wild – and has since been sidelined for the past 13 games. He hopes to return to the lineup and make an impact for a team that desperately needs it. After all, Kunin’s five points are still a top-12 mark among Predators forwards even after he missed close to half the season so far. Nashville needs the 23-year-old to be at his best and to help those around him improve as well if it wants any hope of climbing into a playoff spot in the Central Division.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Registers assist

Kunin produced an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks. Kunin has been a spark plug on the Predators' second line since he returned from a lower-body injury that cost him 13 games. The 23-year-old has picked up three helpers in the last two contests. He was struggling prior to the injury -- the Missouri native has eight points, 34 shots on net, 38 hits and a minus-1 rating through 19 outings overall.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Back in action

Kunin (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday. Kunin will play in Saturday's game versus the Blackhawks after missing the last 13 contests. The 23-year-old has modest offensive upside, producing five points through the first 17 games.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Dishes two apples

Kunin provided two assists and three shots in Saturday's 3-1 win over Chicago. He also tied for the team lead with five hits. Kunin had the lone assist on goals by Rocco Grimaldi and Mikael Granlund in the second and third period, respectively, creating offensive-zone turnovers on both. It was the first multi-point game of the season for the 23-year-old, who has just two goals and five assists through 18 games.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Set to miss 2-4 weeks

Kunin has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to be sidelined for 2-4 weeks with a lower-body injury. With Kunin facing an extended absence, Mathieu Olivier will likely be taking on an expanded role for the foreseeable future. Another update on Kunin, who's tallied five points in 17 games this season, should surface once he resumes skating.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Grabs helper in loss

Kunin posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings. Kunin has three assists in his last seven outings since returning from a lower-body injury. The 23-year-old skated only 10:15 in a fourth-line role Thursday, so it appears he's still fallen out of favor with head coach John Hynes. Kunin is at five points, 27 shots on net and 28 hits through 15 appearances, but his opportunities to contribute will be reduced as long as he's in the bottom six.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Notches helper Saturday

Kunin saw his ice time dip to a season-low 9:54 in Saturday's 4-2 win against the Blue Jackets, but still managed to post his second assist in his last four games. Kunin's ice time was in the 16-17 minute range in three of his previous four games, so Saturday's drop is a bit concerning. There were no reports of any injury immediately following the game, but Kunin's ice time and health status should be monitored closely in the coming days.
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Predators' Luke Kunin: Sees regular shift in return

Kunin (lower body) had one shot and 17:21 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay. Kunin was back in the lineup after missing four games with his injury, centering Nashville's second line between Mikael Granlund and Matt Duchene. It was a quiet night offensively for Kunin, but it was encouraging to see him jump right back into a regular role in his first game back. Kunin is stuck in a seven-game point drought and hasn't found the scoresheet since the first two contests of the year.