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2 years agoVegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt had his best offensive game of this year's Stanley Cup playoffs on Saturday night, as he finished a 4-3 loss to San Jose with two points. His third-period goal took the game to overtime and he recorded the helpers with Colin Miller on William Karlsson's first goal of the game. Schmidt had just one point in the playoffs before Game 2 against the Sharks, so he's not a very reliable option offensively. However, he leads the team in ice time and gets a bit of power play time, so he's a decent DFS selection.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
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2 years agoVegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson was carrying his magic stick again on Saturday night, as he scored twice on just three shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose. His goals made it 2-0 Vegas, but they simply couldn't hang on to the victory, as Brent Burns carried the Sharks back into the game. Karlsson now sits on a four-game point streak, collecting seven points in total. He was actually pointless in the playoffs before that run, so things have started to fall for him again.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
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2 years agoSan Jose Sharks center Logan Couture scored half of the team's goals, including the game-winner in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against Vegas. He made it 2-2 in the middle of the second frame and potted a power-play goal later on with 5:13 played in the second overtime. Couture ended a brief two-game point drought with that performance. He started the postseason in great form, getting five points in the first three games against Anaheim, but he failed to add anything since. But he's up and running again now and he'll remain a key figure for the Sharks.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
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2 years agoSan Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns exploded in Game 2 against Vegas, recording a three-point night with two goals and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win. He logged 36:48 and registered six shots in total with two blocks. There have been some reports of Burns playing injured, but he sure looked healthy Saturday night. It was his third three-point night in the playoffs overall since joining San Jose in 2011-12. He is the only defenseman in franchise history to have three such outings and the only Sharks d-man to post two-goal games on multiple occasions.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
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2 years agoBoston Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk has been Boston’s most pleasant surprise as he continues his successful first trip to the postseason. DeBrusk scored an empty-net goal in Boston’s 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, and in doing so kept his point streak alive. DeBrusk now has points in five straight contests, and goals in three straight. Now with six, the rookie leads the Bruins in goals, notching four in his last three games. Before this game, his 45.5% shooting percentage was unbelievably high. With a goal on two shots on Saturday, he actually improved it to 46.2%. Jake DeBrusk is proving to be a great DFS start, as he has registered a point in all but one of his first eight playoff games.--Kevin Acorn - RotoBallerSource: NHL.com
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2 years agoBoston Bruins forward David Pastrnak assumed the role of setup man in Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 21-year-old tallied four assists on six goals as Boston stole the first game of the series. Perhaps his best of the game came in the opening minute of the middle frame; Pastrnak sold shot to Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy before firing a pass through traffic to linemate Patrice Bergeron for the marker. Pastrnak came into the game leading the team in assists, and tied for the team lead in goals. He has been Boston’s most dangerous weapon and now has 17 points through eight games. He remains a no-brainer start for DFS; owners will hope that Boston’s top line continues to pour on the pressure.--Kevin Acorn - RotoBallerSource: NHL.com
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2 years agoBoston Bruins winger Brad Marchand had quite a game to start the series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Marchand scored a goal and added three assists in the 6-2 win on Saturday. The Halifax native also had a goal called back midway through the game because of a penalty call on David Pastrnak. Marchand got an assist on Patrice Bergeron’s first goal in the second frame, but otherwise did all his damage in the third. He tipped in a Charlie McAvoy point shot 3:32 into the frame, and notched the primary assist on both of Boston’s remaining goals in the period. Boston’s top line came out hot in this series, just as they did in the first round. Marchand is a must start for DFS, with 13 points through eight games.--Kevin Acorn - RotoBallerSource: NHL.com
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2 years agoBoston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron picked up right where he left off in the first round, tallying three points in his second straight game. Bergeron scored in the first minute of the second period, putting the Bruins up 2-0 in Saturday’s road game, and extended their lead to 5-2 in the third. On both goals, his linemates Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak had the assists. Bergeron added a helper of his own on the opening power play goal. This top line for Boston had another stellar game, and further cements their DFS value, regardless of price. They create countless chances for Boston and keep opposing defense corps on their heels. We saw in the first round, however, that they can be held off the score sheet at times. When they are on, there has been no better line in the postseason. Bergeron should be another strong start in Game 2 in Tampa.--Kevin Acorn - RotoBallerSource: NHL.com
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2 years agoBoston Bruins winger Rick Nash re-directed a point shot from David Pastrnak just seven seconds into their first power play of the game. Nash added another goal in the second period on a nice top-corner wrist shot, extending the Bruins lead to 3-1. With one goal and one assist, Nash did not have a great series in the first round. Despite this, he has not lost his position on the power play unit, where he provides a net-front presence. Nash converted on Saturday on the Bruins only power play opportunity of the game. He had a nice game to open the series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, but hasn’t shown consistency yet in the postseason. If he keeps converting his chances, he’ll be worth a look for DFS, but as for now he’s a risky play.--Kevin Acorn - RotoBallerSource: NHL.com
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2 years agoBoston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask made 34 saves on 36 shots as the Bruins took Game 1 over the Tampa Bay Lightning. There was much discussion around Rask’s play not being strong enough in the first series, but he answered the call on Saturday. Rask was superior in close range, not allowing Lightning forwards good angles to look at or giving up many rebounds; both goals he allowed were point shots from defensemen. This is a great sign for his DFS value, as owners were rightfully losing confidence when sizing up goalie talent heading into round two of the playoffs. Rask has gotten off to a good start in this series and can be a solid DFS start moving forward. Expect Tampa Bay to continue to test him in this series, though.--Kevin Acorn - RotoBallerSource: NHL.com
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2 years agoTampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Miller has played six games against the Bruins this season, thanks to a mid-season trade from the New York Rangers. Miller has three goals in those six games, with two coming during his three games with the Lightning, which is more than any of his teammates. Skating on the top line with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, Miller should have plenty of opportunities to build on the four points that he tallied in the first round. Miller is a less expensive, but still promising, stacking option in daily formats if you want multiple pieces from Tampa Bay's top line.--Russ Ivanac - RotoBallerSource: NHL.com
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2 years agoSan Jose Sharks left winger Evander Kane will not be on the ice for Game 2 against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, as he was suspended one game for cross-checking Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the head after the whistle. The NHL said, "Players frequently use their sticks to establish positioning or attempt to move an opponent away from the net. This was not such a play. This cross-check occurred well after the whistle was blown and serves no purpose other than as a strike to an opponent's head. This is not a hockey play." This is a huge blow to the Sharks, as they will be without one of their best forwards.--Anthony VattimoSource: ESPN
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2 years agoTo say that Connor Hellebuyck had a monstrous game one against the Nashville Predators Friday night would be an understatement. Hellebuyck followed up his back-to-back shutout performances against the Minnesota Wild with an inspired 47 save performance against the Nashville predators in Nashville as the Jets took game one of the Western Conference semifinal 4-1. Kevin Fiala of the Nashville Predators was able to beat Hellebuyck early into the third period but by that point, the Jet’s had already scored three. In a clash of the leagues two best regular season teams, Hellebuyck outdueled his fellow Vezina trophy nominee Pekka Rinne & it wasn’t even close. Rinne ended up getting pulled after giving up three goals on 16 shots. The Winnipeg Jets goaltender legitimately stole game one for the Jets as they were heavily outshot through the course of the game (18-48). Connor Hellebuyck has been lights out during the playoffs as evident by his sparkling 5-1 record & he has most certainly made a strong case for the Vezina so far.--Amir SalehniaSource: Nhl.com
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2 years agoTampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has a .928 save percentage in four games against the Boston Bruins this season but only came away with the win in one of those games. That win came late in the season as Vasilevskiy shutout the Bruins in their last meeting. In the other three games, Vasilevskiy gave up three goals in each outing. Vasilevskiy stood tall between the pipes in the first round, posting a .941 save percentage, so he will have rest and momentum on his side going into the series against Boston. He will not be as safe of an option as he was in the first round, but Vasilevskiy is still worth consideration in daily formats.--Russ Ivanac - RotoBallerSource: NHL.com
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2 years agoTampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored 6 points in 5 games in the first round, registering at least one point in every game. Stamkos averages 0.76 points per game in the playoffs over his career, and now faces the Boston Bruins and Tuukka Rask who logged a .899 save percentage in the first round. With only one goal in the first round and 27 in the regular season, Stamkos is more likely to find his way on to the scoresheet with an assist than a goal. Playing alongside Nikita Kucherov, Stamkos will continue to be a considerable threat to score a point every time he plays and should be as safe of an option in daily formats as you can find.--Russ Ivanac - RotoBallerSource: NHL.com

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