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Game Recaps


Ryan Pulock scored a goal in Game 1 versus the Lightning. His fourth goal of the playoffs was the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Pulock finished with two goals and 15 assists. This was far below the 30's he had reached in the previous three seasons.


Jordan Eberle recorded an assist in Game 1 versus Tampa Bay. The assist was his sixth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Eberle has been a solid contributor for a long time. He produced 33 points in the regular season.


Josh Bailey recorded an assist in Game 1 versus Tampa Bay. The assist was his seventh of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Bailey has been a solid fantasy option and recorded 35 points this season. The past four seasons had been his most productive with point totals between 43 and 71 points. He appears like he will fall short, albeit in a shorter season.


Matthew Barzal scored a goal versus the Lightning in Game 1. The goal was his fourth of the postseason.

Fantasy Impact: Barzal finished the regular season with 17 goals and 28 assists. He was the best offensive fantasy option on the Islanders this season.


Semyon Varlamov saved 30 of the 31 shots he faced versus the Lightning in Game 1. The Islanders would win 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Varlamov ended up going 19-11-4 with a 2.04 GAA for the regular season. He is a goalie who should be owned in most leagues if he is a starter.


Tuukka Rask surrendered four goals on 27 shots faced in a 6-2 Game 6 loss to the Islanders Wednesday. The last two goals scored by New York were empty-netters as the sealed the victory and eliminated the Bruins in six games during the second round of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Rask will wrap up this rather short post-season with a 6-4 record, 2.36 GAA, and 0.919 save percentage in 11 starts. It is unknown if the 34 year old will be back in Boston next season. Only time will tell.


Brad Marchand scored two power-play goals in a 6-2 Game 6 loss to the New York Islanders. Boston has been eliminated four game to two.

Fantasy Impact: Marchand will finish this post-season up with eight goals and 12 points through 11 games played.


Noah Dobson with an assist versus the Bruins in Game 6. The assist was his seventh of the postseason, four in the last three games.

Fantasy Impact: Dobson was the 12th overall pick in the 2018 draft. He started off his NHL career slow and had 14 points in the regular season.


Adam Pelech recorded an assist versus the Bruins in Game 5. The assist was his first of the playoffs to go with one goal.

Fantasy Impact: Pelech is a low-end fantasy asset for deep leagues. In his previous two seasons where he played more than 44 games, he was around 20 points but this season he only managed 14 points.


Casey Cizikas recorded an assist in Game 6 versus the Bruins. The assist was his second of the playoffs to go along with two goals.

Fantasy Impact: Cizikas is a very low-end fantasy asset in medium-sized fantasy leagues as he recorded 14 points in the regular season. Hopefully, there is someone better on your league's waiver wire.


Cal Clutterbuck scored a goal versus Boston in Game 6. The goal was his third of the postseason.

Fantasy Impact: Clutterbuck is not much of a fantasy option as a winger who only put up 11 points in the regular season. Avoid him outside of really deep leagues.


Nick Leddy recorded an assist versus Boston in Game 6. The assist was his fifth of the postseason.

Fantasy Impact: Leddy finished the regular season with two goals and 29 assists. He is a veteran who is fairly consistent.


Travis Zajac scored a goal in Game 6 versus Boston. The goal was his first of the playoffs

Fantasy Impact: Zajac has been in the league for more than a decade. He has not been a strong fantasy asset last season or this one.


Anthony Beauvillier recorded two assists in Game 6 versus Boston. He has seven assists in these playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Beauvillier ended the regular season with 15 goals and 13 assists. Beauvillier is a former 2015 first-round pick. He was coming off a career-high 39 points last season but will fell short this season.


Jean-Gabriel Pageau recorded two assists in Game 6 versus the Bruins. He now has 10 assists and three goals this postseason.

Fantasy Impact: Pageau has been a decent depth play for deep fantasy leagues in the past and he put up 28 points in the regular season. His problem is the higher standards at center as opposed to defenseman.


Brock Nelson scored two goals versus the Bruins in Game 6. Nelson now has six goals in the postseason, three in the past two games.

Fantasy Impact: Nelson had been a consistent solid fantasy contributor for the last several seasons. He had reached 40 points in five of the past six seasons. He fell short of it this season with 33 points but mostly because the season was shortened.


Kyle Palmieri scored a goal in Game 6 versus Boston. The goal was his seventh of the postseason, and fourth in the past five games.

Fantasy Impact: Palmieri had been between 44-57 points in the past five seasons. This season he finished the regular season with 21.


Jeremy Swayman stopped two of three shots in the third period as the Islanders defeated the Bruins 5-4 in regulation Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie got his first taste of playoff hockey Monday as he allowed a goal on just three shots faced. He was not tested much but it proved the one goal he surrendered turned out to the be the difference maker. He still has a bright future ahead with a lot of growing up to do.


Charlie McAvoy provided helpers on Brad Marchand's and both of David Pastrnak's goals in a 5-4 regulation loss to the Islanders in Game 5 Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: McAvoy has one goal and 11 points through ten games played this post-season.


David Krejci buried a goal with 5:17 remaining in regulation to pull the Bruins to within 5-4 against the Islanders in Game 5 Monday. To the dismay of many Bostonians, the Islanders would hold on and claim a 3-2 series lead.

Fantasy Impact: Krejci has two goals and seven points through ten games played this post-season. He will look to come up clutch in a do-or-die Game 6 bout in Long Island Wednesday evening.