Through 49 games, Neal has 28 points (17 on the power play), 106 shots on goal, 78 hits, and a minus-20 rating. He's only scored 14 points in 34 games since his monstrous October, so it's definitely too late to sell high on the sagging 32-year-old. In Monday's 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs, Neal had 10 hits and four shots on goal. He's still getting opportunities with Ryan Getzlaf (ankle) out and Corey Perry (concussion) questionable for tonight's game against the Ducks.
Neal is an ideal third-line winger who gets you 20 goals and 85 penalty minutes every year. He has two more seasons left on a contract he signed back in July 2008. If you can find a better deal now, then by all means go for it, but don't be surprised if Neal scores even more next season when Perry returns from injury.
Murphy finished second on the Coyotes with 142 blocked shots and sixth with 137 hits in 73 games in 2014-15. On Nov. 11, 2014, he had two of his seven points—a goal and an assist—against the Dallas Stars. Murphy scored six goals and 17 points in 78 games in his second full NHL season, earning a plus-five rating. He also had three assists in five playoff games.
In 2013-14, Murphy played in all 82 games for the first time in his career and ranked third on the Coyotes with 129 hits. The Glendale, Arizona, native had four goals and 10 points in 39 games during his first full NHL season. He also had two goals and three points in five postseason contests.
As a rookie in 2012-13, Murphy played in 76 games and ranked fourth on the Coyotes with 127 hits. He had three goals and nine points in 38 games last season. Murphy was drafted 25th overall by the Coyotes in 2011 after playing one season at Boston University (NCAA).
Ryan Murphy is a right-handed shot who plays the right side of the ice. He has been praised for his energy and effort on the blueline but could use improvement in his offensive skills to be a more complete player.
Currently, the Coyotes have no plans to offer Murphy a contract extension before he becomes a free agent in 2017.
He played in 34 NHL games with the Capitals and Hershey of the American Hockey League, scoring six points (one goal and five assists). Carrick was drafted by Washington in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Carrick's career high in goals came in 2009-10 when he scored four times. He reached the 50-point mark three times during his time with Washington. His 100th career point came as a member of the Caps vs. Montreal on March 24, 2015.
After eight seasons in Washington, Carrick opted to leave the team as a free agent in June 2015. He signed with the Hershey Bears of the AHL on July 16, 2015.
Carrick returned for another season with Hershey in 2015-16 before announcing his retirement on January 12, 2016. He ended his career with 339 games played, 36 goals and 95 assists for 121 points.
Upon retirement, Carrick ranked third all-time among Hershey players with 105 points and fourth all-time with +45 rating in 2006-07. He also ranked fifth with 10 or more points in three consecutive seasons from 2008-09 to 2010-11.
Charles Barkley led all scorers with 56 points on 74.2 percent shooting. There have been 33 postseason games with 50 points or more. The scorer in 28 of them had a field-goal percentage of at least 50%. Only Moses Malone (3-for-3) and Michael Jordan (7-for-7) have made every shot they've taken in the playoffs.
Barkley's best playoff performance came in 1992 when he scored 57 points for the Phoenix Suns against the Seattle SuperSonics. He went 9-for-9 from the free-throw line that night.
The next highest total in a game with at least 50 points is 61, which is held by Wilt Chamberlain. Chuck Hardy added 10 points off the bench that evening as the Suns defeated the Sonics 121-117 in overtime.
Barkley also has two other performances that have reached 55 points: one each against the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors.
He was only named MVP of the NBA Playoffs because there was no voting within the regular season. If there were still no voting after the first round, then someone would have been awarded the title.
That changed in 2003 when David Robinson became the first unanimous choice as MVP.