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Bouchard becomes 4th defenseman with 30 points in single playoffs

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Edmonton Oilers rearguard Evan Bouchard became the fourth defenseman in NHL history to record 30 points in a single postseason Tuesday night.

Bouchard joined the exclusive club after Zach Hyman knocked in one of the blue-liner's patented power-play bombs in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The 24-year-old recorded two more points in the middle frame to bring his total to 32.

Brian Leetch was the last defenseman to accomplish the feat in 1994.

Rank Player Points GP Year
1 Paul Coffey 37 18 1985
2 Brian Leetch 34 23 1994
3 Evan Bouchard 32 23 2024
4 Al MacInnis 31 22 1989

Bouchard also recorded his 26th assist of these playoffs on Corey Perry's tally to pass Coffey (25) for the most all-time in one postseason.

Earlier this spring, Bouchard became the third-fastest defenseman to reach 50 career playoff points (45 games) in NHL history, trailing only Bobby Orr (39 games) and Leetch (41 games).

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