Predators' Neal played final 2 rounds with broken hand

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Christopher Hanewinckel / USA Today Sports

Nashville Predators winger James Neal only managed to score once during his last 10 games of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but there was apparently a good reason for it.

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According to the team, Neal broke his hand during Game 1 of the conference finals against the Anaheim Ducks, but managed to play through the pain and even scored the game-winning goal in overtime of that very same contest.

Neal would go on to play in the Predators' final 11 games, finishing the postseason with six goals and three assists.