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James Neal is starting to heat up after a slow start to the postseason.

Neal had one goal and no assists in the Penguins' six-game series against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has a goal and three points in Pittsburgh's first four contests versus the New York Rangers though, including an assist in Wednesday's game.

James Neal RW NAS 5 Months

James Neal scored his second goal of the playoffs in Friday's Game 1, tying the game with the Rangers in the second period in the eventual 3-2 overtime loss.

Neal was set up by Jussi Jokinen and Evgeni Malkin as Pittsburgh erased a two goal first period deficit. Neal has struggled offensively in these playoffs with just two points through seven games compared to his usual point-per-game pace. Lee Stempniak scored the first Penguins goal.

James Neal RW NAS 5 Months

James Neal scored his first goal of the 2014 playoffs in Game 4 of the first round on Wednesday.

Neal found the back of the net just 33 seconds after Chris Kunitz in the first period. Neal had 27 goals and 61 points in 59 regular season contests, but he was held off the scoresheet in the first three games of the playoffs.

James Neal RW NAS 5 Months

James Neal recorded a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia.

He has three goals and three helpers in his past three games. Neal has amassed 61 points in 58 matches this campaign. Kris Letang notched a goal and an assist in loss, while Jussi Jokinen had the other marker.

James Neal RW NAS 5 Months

James Neal registered two goals for the Penguins in a 4-3 shootout win over Detroit Wednesday.

Despite playing an abbreviated schedule due to injury, the Pittsburgh forward has tallied 26 times on the season, 11 of which have come with the man advantage. Jussi Jokinen was the other goal scorer for the Pens in the victory.

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James Neal had an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win on Thursday.

Neal has been limited by injuries this season, but he's been great when healthy. He has 24 goals and 55 points in 54 games.

James Neal RW NAS 6 Months

James Neal's overtime winning goal Saturday was his first marker in eight games.

Neal has been in a scoring slump and needed a breakout type of goal. He seemed to get it against the Lightning Saturday. Of Neal, linemate Evgeni Malkin had the following to say: "He was so mad. He had lots of scoring chances, but didn't score. It was a big goal for him." The goal also tied a Penguin record. It was Neal's third overtime winner of the season tying him with Colby Armstrong, Sidney Crosby, Ryan Malone Aleksey Morozov and Jaromir Jagr for the franchise record.

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James Neal has been handed a $5,000 fine by the NHL.

Neal is being punished for cross-checking Luke Glendening during Detroit's 5-4 overtime win against Pittsburgh on Thursday. Neal was charged with a two-minute minor during the game.

James Neal RW NAS 6 Months

The Pittsburgh Penguins will get James Neal (concussion) back on Tuesday.

Neal was sidelined for two games. Given how long players can be out for with a head injury, the Penguins are fortunate that Neal is already ready to return.

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James Neal (concussion) received surprise clearance from team doctors to practice Monday and could play as soon as Tuesday night.

Neal was reportedly suffering the effects of a concussion, the second he has suffered in the past year, but was given the go-ahead to return to practice. If all goes well, he could be back in the lineup when the Penguins take on Dallas Tuesday. His fantasy owners may have dodged an immense bullet with this news.