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Evan Bouchard next to only Bobby Orr in NHL playoff record


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Sam Jones
May 20, 2024  (4:43 PM)
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Evan Bouchard's spectacular emergence as one of the NHL's premier defencemen has become one of the defining narratives of this playoff season.

With a stunning tally of 18 points in just 11 games, Bouchard is not only redefining the role of a defenseman but also etching his name among the greats of the game. His scoring prowess, illustrated by an impressive playoff career average of 1.11 points per game, now ties him with Cale Makar and only behind the legendary Bobby Orr. This statistic not only highlights his offensive capabilities but also his significant evolution as a player.
Bouchard's performance has been crucial for the Edmonton Oilers, especially this postseason where he boasts a +10 rating, a sharp increase from his overall +2 in past playoffs. His enhanced defensive play has not gone unnoticed, as he steps up to compensate for the gaps left by his teammates, solidifying his position as a key player in both offensive and defensive zones. The Oilers' reliance on Bouchard is a testament to his growing influence on the ice.
The 'Big 3' Driving the Oilers
Historically, the Oilers have faced criticism for their perceived lack of depth, with the team often leaning heavily on stars like McDavid and Draisaitl. This season, however, sees a new hero in Bouchard, who joins the duo to form a formidable trio dominating the scoring charts in the playoffs. Together, they hold the top three spots for scoring, an incredible feat that underscores their dominance but also highlights the need for greater depth contribution.
While Bouchard's rise to stardom has undoubtedly bolstered the Oilers, the team's journey ahead demands a balanced effort from all players to capitalize on their potential fully. As Bouchard continues to break records and exceed expectations, his journey from a promising talent to a cornerstone of the Oilers' defensive lineup is a narrative that not only excites the fans but also reshapes the team's dynamics for future challenges.
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Evan Bouchard next to only Bobby Orr in NHL playoff record

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