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|4/14/2014||Nick Bonino, C||Bonino ended his breakthrough season with his 22nd goal in Sunday's finale against Colorado.
Analysis: Bonino had 12 goals and 12 assists over his final 36 games.
|4/14/2014||Craig Smith, C||Smith ended his season with two goals and two assists Sunday against Minnesota.
Analysis: Smith scored four goals with four assists during a four-game point streak to conclude the season.
|4/14/2014||Shea Weber, D||Weber scored his 23rd goal in Sunday's finale against Minnesota.
Analysis: Weber's 23 goals match his single-season best from 2008-09.
|4/14/2014||Zach Parise, LW||Parise scored his 29th goal in Sunday's finale against Nashville.
Analysis: Parise closed the season with 14 goals and 15 assists over his final 28 games.
|4/14/2014||Jason Pominville, RW||Pominville had a goal and two assists for his second three-point effort in three games Sunday.
Analysis: Pominville closed his season with three goals and six assists over his final eight games.
|4/14/2014||Jussi Jokinen, C||Jokinen scored for the third straight game Sunday against Ottawa.
Analysis: Jokinen ended his season with three goals and two assists during a five-game point streak.
|4/14/2014||Kyle Turris, C||Turris wrapped up his season with a goal and an assist in Sunday's shootout win at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Turris' 57 points are by far a new career high, nearly doubling his previous best of 29.
|4/14/2014||Anders Lindback, G||Lindback earned a 1-0 shootout win over Washington in the regular-season finale Sunday.
Analysis: The shutout was the first this season for Lindback and third of his career. He might get a chance to see the ice some more if Ben Bishop can't return from a wrist injury in time for the playoffs.
|4/14/2014||Anders Lee, C||Lee scored twice in the New York Islanders' season finale, a 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo on Sunday.
Analysis: Lee had three of his nine goals in the final two games. He finished with 14 points in 22 contests this season.
|4/14/2014||Wayne Simmonds, RW||Simmonds scored twice in Philadelphia's regular-season finale, a 6-5 shootout loss to Carolina on Sunday.
Analysis: Simmonds had career highs of 29 goals and 31 assists this season. He has four goals and one assist in his past six games.
|4/14/2014||Jeff Skinner, LW||Skinner scored a pair of goals to help lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the season finale Sunday.
Analysis: Skinner finished with a career-high 33 goals in his fourth NHL campaign.
|4/14/2014||Eric Staal, C||Staal scored twice in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in regular-season finale Sunday.
Analysis: After scoring 21 goals and registering 40 assists, the Hurricanes captain will enter next season on the verge of some career milestones. Staal has 289 goals, 399 assists and 688 points.
|4/14/2014||Jaromir Jagr, RW||Jagr had a pair of assists in the New Jersey Devils' season finale, a 3-2 win over Boston on Sunday.
Analysis: The seemingly ageless forward passed Gordie Howe for eighth on all-time list with his 1,050 assist. The 42-year-old Jagr had a team-best 67 points in 2013-14 and his 24 goals were good for second on the Devils behind Adam Henrique's 25. That would seem to indicate that Jagr might have at least a couple of productive seasons left in him should he choose to keep playing instead of simply waiting for the call from the Hockey Hall of Fame.
|4/14/2014||Marek Zidlicky, D||Zidlicky had a pair of goals in the season finale, a 3-2 win over Boston on Sunday.
Analysis: The New Jersey defenseman finished with 12 goals, tied for his second-most in one season. He had 42 points to rank fifth on Devils.
|4/14/2014||Martin Brodeur, G||Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs later this week.
Analysis: The soon-to-be 42-year-old Brodeur is in the final year of his contract and is likely to test the free-agent market now that he has become the backup to Cory Schneider. He added 19 wins to his NHL-record total (now 688) this season and had three shutouts to extend another mark to 124.
|4/14/2014||Justin Abdelkader, LW||Abdelkader scored twice in a 3-0 win over St. Louis in Sunday's regular-season finale.
Analysis: Abdelkader finished with 10 goals to match his career high from 2012-13 and had a personal-best 28 points, six more than in 2011-12.
|4/14/2014||Petr Mrazek, G||Mrazek kept the injury-riddled St. Louis Blues down heading into the playoffs with his second career shutout in a 3-0 victory for the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Analysis: Mrazek, 2-4-0 with a 1.74 GAA in nine appearances for the Wings this season, was sent back to the minors Monday before the Stanley Cup playoffs.
|4/14/2014||Jonathan Bernier, G||Bernier will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia. He says he will have the operation Wednesday and be ready in time for training camp in September. Bernier missed five games in March due to the injury. He then aggravated the problem April 3 against the Boston Bruins and finished the season on the sidelines.
Analysis: Bernier was 26-19-7 with a 2.68 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage this season. The Leafs missed the playoffs after a 6-14-2 finish. The injury likely means Canada will not be able to call on Bernier for next month's world hockey championship in Belarus.
|4/13/2014||Ed Jovanovski, D||Jovanovski was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp on Saturday night.
Analysis: Jovanovski was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing in the first period of the Blue Jackets' 3-2 victory over the Panthers.
|4/13/2014||Anze Kopitar, C||Kopitar continued his torrid stretch in the season finale, scoring twice in Saturday's shootout loss to Anaheim.
Analysis: Kopitar scored 16 goals over his final 31 games after totaling 13 goals in his first 51 contests.
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