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James Neal
G A Pts
23 18 41
Team: Nashville Predators Height: 6-2 Born: 9/3/1987
Position: RWWeight: 221 Birthplace: Whitby, Ontario

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May 13 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST20:24 UAE12:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal scored at 9:24 of overtime to give the Predators a 3-2 victory over the Ducks on Friday in Game 1 of the Western Conference final.
Analysis: P.K. Subban got the puck at the left point after defense partner Mattias Ekholm drove to the net with the puck and sent it back to Subban from the corner after a scramble in front. Subban then faked a shot and slid the puck to the right to Neal, who one-timed a slap shot that glanced off Corey Perry and into the net for the game-winner. It was Neal's fourth goal of the playoffs.
May 3 6:30 AM PT7:30 AM MT8:30 AM CT9:30 AM ET13:30 GMT21:30 6:30 AM MST8:30 AM EST17:30 UAE9:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal scored the game-winning goal with 6:57 left, as the Predators beat the Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.
Analysis: Both of Neal's playoff goals this season have come in this series.
Apr. 1 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET18:02 GMT2:02 11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST22:02 UAE14:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal (upper-body injury) will return Thursday after missing three games.
Analysis: Neal is third on the team with 23 goals and also has 17 assists in 68 games.
Mar. 26 10:01 AM PT11:01 AM MT12:01 PM CT1:01 PM ET17:01 GMT1:01 10:01 AM MST12:01 PM EST21:01 UAE13:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal had two goals in the Predators' 7-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday.
Analysis: Neal now has five goals in his last seven games.
Mar. 11 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET23:44 GMT7:44 4:44 PM MST6:44 PM EST3:44 UAE (+1)18:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal scored his 19th goal Saturday at San Jose.
Analysis: He's registered a point in each of his last three games.
Feb. 27 6:30 AM PT7:30 AM MT8:30 AM CT9:30 AM ET14:30 GMT22:30 7:30 AM MST9:30 AM EST18:30 UAE9:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal had three assists and the Predators beat the Oilers 5-4 on Sunday night.
Analysis: That's a goal and eight assists over the last seven games for Neal, who went the previous seven without a point.
Feb. 20 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET5:26 GMT13:26 10:26 PM MST12:26 AM EST9:26 UAE0:26 ETNaN:� BRT - Though Neal's scoring drought continued Sunday at Columbus, he did collect two assists in the Predators' 4-3 win.
Analysis: Neal, a 31-goal scorer last season, has now gone 10 straight games since last lighting the lamp and has just three goals over his last 21 games. On the positive side, he's registered five assists and is a plus-3 during a three-game point streak.
Jan. 25 6:28 AM PT7:28 AM MT8:28 AM CT9:28 AM ET14:28 GMT22:28 7:28 AM MST9:28 AM EST18:28 UAE9:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal had a goal with an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has four points in four games after going seven straight without one.
Jan. 20 5:54 AM PT6:54 AM MT7:54 AM CT8:54 AM ET13:54 GMT21:54 6:54 AM MST8:54 AM EST17:54 UAE8:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal scored his team-leading 15th goal for the Predators on Thursday.
Analysis: This snapped a seven-game point drought for Neal.
Jan. 5 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST7:33 UAE (+1)22:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal has been activated from IR after missing time with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Nashville's top goal scorer with 14, Neal last played on Jan. 3.
Dec. 30 6:12 AM PT7:12 AM MT8:12 AM CT9:12 AM ET14:12 GMT22:12 7:12 AM MST9:12 AM EST18:12 UAE9:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal (upper-body injury) did not return to Thursday's game following the second period but played Friday.
Analysis: He leads the Predators with 14 goals.
Dec. 21 7:56 AM PT8:56 AM MT9:56 AM CT10:56 AM ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST19:56 UAE10:56 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal scored twice in the first period, Saros stopped 27 shots and the Predators beat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 Tuesday night.
Analysis: Neal had only scored once in his last six games prior to Tuesday's breakout.
Dec. 14 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST20:27 UAE11:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal scored his team-leading 12th goal and the Predators rallied to beat the Blues 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Neal has amassed 11 of his goals in the last 14 games and has four in the last six.
Dec. 7 12:01 PM PT1:01 PM MT2:01 PM CT3:01 PM ET20:01 GMT4:01 1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST0:01 UAE (+1)15:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal scored his team-high 11th goal Tuesday night in his return from a four-game absence as Nashville salvaged the finale of a three-game homestand, holding off the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 at Bridgestone Arena.
Analysis: Neal, who sustained an upper-body injury Nov. 25 in a 5-1 win over Winnipeg, was said to be week-to-week on Thursday. But his recovery accelerated from that point and he was activated hours before this game.
Nov. 26 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST2:42 UAE (+1)17:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal did not return to the ice following the second period Friday and sat out Sunday with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: He's been placed on IR and figures to miss some time.
Nov. 16 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST20:48 UAE11:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal increased his goal streak to five games by scoring in the first period of Tuesday's loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Neal has scored six times during the run after mustering just one goal over the season's first 10 games. He's well on his way to a ninth consecutive season with at least 21 goals.
Nov. 13 11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST23:05 UAE14:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal stayed hot by scoring twice in the Predators' win over Anaheim on Saturday, extending his goal streak to four games.
Analysis: Neal has five goals and one assist over the run and is clearly back on track after an exceptionally slow start to the season. After mustering one assist over Nashville's first seven games, he's put up six goals and three assists in seven games since.
Nov. 2 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST20:54 UAE12:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal had two assists and two penalty minutes Tuesday.
Analysis: Neal had scored his first goal in Nashville's previous game and appears to be waking up after recording only one point through his first seven games.
Oct. 30 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST20:24 UAE12:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Neal scored his first goal of the season Saturday.
Analysis: It was just Neal's second point of the season and first in six games after finishing with 58 last season, including 31 goals.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2008-09 Dal 77 24 13 37 -11 51 9 0 2 171 14.04
2009-10 Dal 78 27 28 55 -5 64 2 1 4 200 13.50
2010-11 Dal 59 21 18 39 8 60 5 0 3 160 13.13
2010-11 Pit 20 1 5 6 -1 6 0 0 0 52 1.92
2010-11 Tot 79 22 23 45 7 66 5 0 3 212 10.38
2011-12 Pit 80 40 41 81 6 87 18 0 4 329 12.16
2012-13 Pit 40 21 15 36 5 26 9 0 6 136 15.44
2013-14 Pit 59 27 34 61 15 55 11 0 4 238 11.34
2014-15 Nsh 67 23 14 37 12 57 3 0 6 221 10.41
2015-16 Nsh 82 31 27 58 27 65 4 0 3 268 11.57
2016-17 Nsh 70 23 18 41 -10 35 5 0 5 202 11.39
Career 632 238 213 451 46 506 66 1 37 1977 12.04

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2010-11 Pit 7 1 1 2 -1 6 0 0 1 20 5.00
2011-12 Pit 5 2 4 6 -3 12 1 0 0 28 7.14
2012-13 Pit 13 6 4 10 -3 8 2 0 1 51 11.76
2013-14 Pit 13 2 2 4 2 24 0 0 0 49 4.08
2014-15 Nsh 6 4 1 5 0 8 1 0 0 25 16.00
2015-16 Nsh 14 4 4 8 1 8 1 0 1 47 8.51
2016-17 Nsh 16 5 2 7 -3 6 1 0 2 49 10.20
Career 74 24 18 42 -7 72 6 0 5 269 8.92

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