Cody Eakin
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2 years ago

Eakin's first goal of the playoffs ties up the series at 2-2.

EDGE Analysis

Despite winning just 31 percent of his faceoffs, Eakin played the hero, scoring on his only shot on goal in 20:01 of ice time. The checking center is not usually counted on for offensive production, but it couldn't have come at a better time.

Cody Eakin
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2 years ago

Eakin tallied three assists in Sunday's loss to the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin factored into all of Dallas' offense and finished the tilt with a plus-3 rating, but it ultimately wasn't enough as they fell in overtime. The 24-year-old has yet to find twine himself in the postseason, but he's still been productive with seven helpers in eight games.

Cody Eakin
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3 years ago

Eakin lit the lamp on six shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

The 24-year-old was able to extend point streak to a season-high five games, amassing four markers and three apples in that span. This was only the second time this year that Eakin had six or more shots on goal, and the aggressive play may continue as long as the center skates next to Jamie Benn and Patrick Sharp on the first line (Tyler Seguin is out 3-to-4 weeks with a cut Achilles). The 2009 third-round pick is a nice play in the meantime.

Cody Eakin
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3 years ago

Eakin scored a goal and finished a plus-1 rating in 18:20 of ice time in a 3-0 win over the Islanders on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin now has a bit of a streak going as he's now picked up points in four straight games. He's netted 3 goals and 3 assists in that time. The 24-year-old has been filling in nicely for the injured Tyler Seguin (Achilles). It remains to be seen if Eakin can keep this streak up, but playing with Jamie Benn and Ales Hemsky should help.

Cody Eakin
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3 years ago

Eakin racked up three assists to go with a pulus-2 rating in just 13:57 of ice time Thursday against the visiting Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

It's odd to see Eakin skate fewer minutes than he had at any point in the prior month, but it certainly didn't hurt his run of production. The pivot's hot streak now stands at three goals and four assists in five games. Of course, we've seen this from Eakin before -- the offense tends to only come in fits and starts, though it helps if he can stick with Jamie Benn.

Cody Eakin
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3 years ago

Eakin tallied a goal and a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin has now scored points in back-to-back games, and has five points in his last seven games. This has been one of the more productive streaks for the 24-year-old this season. This was still just his 30th point on the season, though, and it is unlikely that he's going to top the 40 points that he put up a year ago.

Cody Eakin
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3 years ago

Eakin scored a goal, adding an assist and three hits in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin hasn't had a multi-point outing since Nov. 28, notching just 16 points since then. The 24-year-old had not found twine in 10 straight, struggling with dry spells throughout the season. The 2009 third-round draft pick will find it tough to equal last season's 40 points, and truly hasn't made strides in his fourth campaign with Dallas.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
3 years ago

Eakin (undisclosed) was not on the list of scratches and thus can be expected to play against Nashville on Monday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin's availability had been sort of unclear leading up to the game, but he is likely to center the Stars' second forward line alongside Antoine Roussel and Patrick Sharp. The 24-year-old center has notched 23 points this season but no points in his last four contests.

Cody Eakin
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3 years ago

Eakin (undisclosed) "should play" against Nashville on Monday, reports Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site.

EDGE Analysis

Stepneski quotes coach Lindy Ruff as saying Eakin's availability depends on "whether or not the muscle can loosen up or not." It's murky enough that it should be giving you second thoughts about playing him on Monday.

Cody Eakin
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3 years ago

Eakin left Saturday's game with six minutes remaining due to an undisclosed issue, The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin's yet to be officially ruled out for Monday's game against the Predators, but the Stars' recall of Curtis McKenzie could suggest that either he or star center Tyler Seguin (arm) could miss Monday against the Predators. Expect another update from the team prior to the contest, but if either of the two misses, the Stars will need to bump another player into a normally strong top six.