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Game Recaps

Jordan Binnington yielded 32 out of 33 shots faced to help seal a 4-1 Game 7 victory over the Boston Bruins Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Just a rookie goaltender, Binnington has already won his first career Stanley Cup. Not a bad start to what looks like a very promising NHL career. He will conclude the playoffs with a 16-10 record, 2.46 GAA, and 0.914 SV%.

Zach Sanford potted his first ever career playoff goal for the Blues during their 4-1 Game 7 win against the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: Sanford and his teammates will now enjoy what they were able to accomplish after a hard-fought championship. He will finish this years postseason with a goal, three assists, and a plus-four rating through eight games played.

Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo scored a goal to give St. Louis a 2-0 lead with eight seconds remaining in the first period of Game 7 Wednesday night. He even provided an assist on Ryan O'Reilly's first period goal as well.

Fantasy Impact: Pietrangelo became the first captain in Blues history to ever hoist the Stanley Cup over his head. After 771 games played both regular season and playoffs combined, Pietrangelo has finally been able to capture that once elusive championship in his career.

Jaden Schwartz provided assists on Alex Pietrangelo's goal, and Brayden Schenn's goal to help the Blues capture their first Cup in 51 years Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Schwartz was a major factor in St. Louis' postseason success as he tallied 12 goals, and eight assists in 26 games played. It wasn't easy but now he and the Blues sit atop the NHL mountain with the Stanley Cup at last.

Brayden Schenn scored a goal midway through the third period in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Schenn will complete this postseason with five goals, seven assists, and a minus-two rating through 26 games played.

Ryan O'Reilly won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the St. Louis Blues earned their first ever Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

Fantasy Impact: O'Reilly scored a goal during the Blues' 4-1 Game 7 win over the Boston Bruins Wednesday. His Conn Smythe Award is definitely well deserved as he finished up the postseason with eight goals, 15 assists, and a plus-two rating in 26 games played. O'Reilly turned out to be a major 2018 offseason acquisition for the Blues and it really helped them turn their team around significantly this year.

Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 20 shots faced as the Blues defeated the Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Rask had a performance he would most likely want to forget Wednesday night. It could not have come at a worse time in a do or die situation for Boston. Rask will wrap up the playoffs with a 15-9 record, 2.02 GAA, and 0.934 SV%. Earning redemption from that Game 6 collapse against Chicago in 2013 will not come to fruition for Rask this year sadly.

Matt Grzelcyk scored the only Boston Bruins goal during Wednesday's 4-1 Game 7 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Fantasy Impact: After not playing since May 29, Grzelcyk finally returned to the starting lineup Wednesday night for a decisive Game 7 against St. Louis. He contributed with his fourth goal of the playoffs, but it was too little too late. The Bruins were already down 4-0 with almost two minutes remaining in the game. Boston would fall 4-1 as the Blues captured their first ever Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history.

Vladimir Tarasenko sniped his 11th goal of the postseason 15:30 into the first period to help the Blues claim a 2-1 lead in Game 4.

Fantasy Impact: Tarasenko has now scored a goal in four of his last five games played during the playoffs. He is in a groove right now during the most critical point of the playoffs for the Blues. If this type of play continues, it could spell trouble for the Bruins for the rest of this series.

Brandon Carlo scored a shorthanded goal 14:19 into the second period of Game 4 to knot things up 2-2.

Fantasy Impact: It was impressive to see Carlo score his first ever postseason goal on the penalty kill during Monday's 4-2 loss in Game 4. He also possesses a plus-eight rating during the playoffs, making him a very valuable asset on the back-end for the Bruins.

Charlie Coyle scored a goal 13:14 into the first period to tie up Game 4 1-1. Unfortunately for Boston, the Blues would come out victorious in the end with a 4-2 win.

Fantasy Impact: This was Coyle's ninth goal of the postseason and his third straight game with one as well. He will look to continue to produce in Game 5 at home this Thursday night.

Joakim Nordstrom provided assists on both Sean Kuraly's goal and Noel Acciari's goal during Boston's 7-2 Game 3 win over the Blues.

Fantasy Impact: Nordstrom is currently riding a three-game point streak and has produced five points in his previous five games played. Nordstrom has been contributing at an impressive rate lately and is becoming a fine role player as the Bruins are closing in on their second title within the decade.

Marcus Johansson joined in on the Bruins scoring frenzy with a goal and assist during Game 3 Saturday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson had gone four straight games without a point prior to the start of Game 3 Saturday. It is encouraging to see he has some life in his offensive production for the Bruins. It remains to be seen if he will be able to build upon Game 3's performance in the near future.

David Pastrnak scored a power-play goal just 41 seconds into the second period of Game 3 to extend Boston's lead to 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: After a little bit of a slow start to the postseason, Pastrnak has been turning it on lately. He has produced five points in his last five games and looks very determined to helping Boston winning another championship. The Blues will need to be extra mindful of Pastrnak now, as it seems the sleeping giant has awoken from its slumber.

Torey Krug contributed in a huge way during Boston's 7-2 Game 3 win as he scored a goal, and dished out a trio of assists as well.

Fantasy Impact: Krug played arguably the best postseason game of his career in Game 3 Saturday as he was involved in four of the seven goals scored by the Bruins. He has currently produced 16 points and owns a plus-six rating through 20 games played during these playoffs.

After some speculation on whether or not he would start, Patrice Bergeron performed admirably in Game 3 with a goal and two assists.

Fantasy Impact: It was only a matter of time before Boston's top line got going in the Finals. Bergeron accounted for three out of the five points produced by the big three Saturday. He and his teammates will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead with a win in Game 4 this Monday night at St. Louis.

Brad Marchand scored an empty net goal late in the third period to help Boston seal a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Fantasy Impact: Marchand has produced six points in his last five games played this postseason. Even though he has been dealing with a minor hand injury this past week, he still has managed to find a way to have a positive impact on the Bruins stat sheet.

Charlie McAvoy scored the game-tying goal about midway through the second period of Game One versus the Blues. Boston would wind up prevailing 4-2 over St. Louis.

Fantasy Impact: McAvoy has had a solid defensive performance this postseason with a plus-nine rating and eight points produced through 17 games played so far.

Connor Clifton got the scoring started for the Bruins Monday as he scored a goal a little over two minutes into the second period of Game One. The Bruins did not look back from that point on to claim a 4-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Clifton owns a plus-four rating and has earned four points through 13 games played this postseason.

Sean Kuraly produced both the game-winning goal, and an assist on Connor Clifton's goal to help lift the Bruins over the Blues 4-2 in Game One Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Kuraly has produced 7 points and owns a plus-four rating through 14 games played this postseason.