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Game Recaps

Martin Jones surrendered five goals on 40 shots faced in San Jose's 5-0 loss to the Blues Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was peppered with a bounty of shots faced by the Blues during a 5-0 shutout in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. Jones will need to put this one behind him quickly as he and his squad will have to get ready for a do-or-die Game Six battle in St. Louis Tuesday.


Jordan Binnington turned aside all 21 shots faced by the Sharks as he helped St. Louis claim a 5-0 shutout victory in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals.

Fantasy Impact: Binnington earned his first ever career shutout in the post-season and has the Blues just one win shy of moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1970. He currently has an 11-7 record, along with a 2.44 GAA and a 0.912 SV% during these playoffs.


Oskar Sundqvist opened the scoring in Game Five for the Blues almost six minutes into the first period. St. Louis would go on to win 5-0 and take a 3-2 series lead.

Fantasy Impact: Sundqvist now has seven points, and a plus-six rating through 18 games played this post-season.


Vladimir Tarasenko dished out a pair of assists on two of Jaden Schwartz's goals as well as scored a penalty shot goal, to secure a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Prior to the start of the Western Conference Finals, Tarasenko was fairly quiet, as he only was able to compile five points through 12 games played. Since then, he has managed to produce a point in all five games against San Jose so far (two goals, and five assists). He is a major reason for St. Louis's recent success and will look to have another productive outing this Tuesday to close out the series in six games.


Jaden Schwartz potted three out of the five goals scored by the Blues in Sunday's 5-0 shutout victory over the San Jose Sharks. St. Louis is now one win away from their first trip to the Finals since 1970.

Fantasy Impact: Schwartz is having by far his best post-season of his career with 12 goals, four assists, and a plus-six rating through 18 games played. He and the Blues will look to close this series out Tuesday night at home to punch a one-way ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins.


Curtis McElhinney surrendered three goals on 22 shots in a 4-0 series ending loss to the Boston Bruins Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney did everything he could to help the Hurricanes get back into the series against Boston but it was no use. The Bruins appear to be an experienced team on a mission this post-season and there was little Carolina could do to stop it. McElhinney will finish the post-season with a 3-2 record, 2.01 GAA, and a 0.930 SV%.


Tuukka Rask stopped all 24 shots faced by the Carolina Hurricanes to help send the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2013.

Fantasy Impact: That was Rask's seventh career post-season shutout Thursday night, as Boston defeated Carolina 4-0 to move on to the Stanley Cup Finals. He has been playing some of his best hockey lately with a 12-5 record, 1.84 GAA, and a 0.942 SV% throughout the playoffs.


Brad Marchand chipped in as well with a goal and a primary assist on David Pastrnak's opening goal 4:46 into the second period of Game Four.

Fantasy Impact: Marchand was the third member of the Bruins top line that contributed in a huge way to help them reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2013. He has currently produced 18 points through 17 post-season games played this year.


Patrice Bergeron helped out in a major way Thursday night by burying a pair of goals, and assisting on Brad Marchand's goal late in the third period of Game Four.

Fantasy Impact: Bergeron is having a fantastic post-season as he has scored eight goals, and five assists in 17 games played. He will look to lead Boston back to the promise land for the first time since 2011 as they await to face the winner of the St. Louis/San Jose series out West.


David Pastrnak tallied a goal and a pair of assists on both of Patrice Bergeron's goals in a 4-0 series clinching victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Bruins top line exploded as they produced eight of the 10 Boston points in Game Four. Pastrnak now has seven goals, eight assists, and a plus-seven rating through 17 games played this post-season. He will look to continue playing well in the Stanley Cup Finals against the winner of the St. Louis/San Jose series.


Alex Steen got the scoring started for the Blues in Game Three as he potted just his second goal of the post-season 1:18 into the second period.

Fantasy Impact: Steen has only produced four points in 16 games played this post-season. He will look to help get his team back on track with a critical Game Four match-up approaching this Friday night.


David Perron stepped up Wednesday night as he buried two goals during a controversial 5-4 OT loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game Three.

Fantasy Impact: Perron did everything he could to try and help St. Louis secure a Game Three victory over the San Jose Sharks Wednesday. He ended up tying the game 3-3 16:03 into the second period and then helped his team take the lead 4-3 almost three minutes later with a power-play goal. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be as St. Louis was the victim of some bad bounces later on that would end up costing them dearly. Perron has now produced five points in his last five games played. He and teammates will look to even up the series at home this Friday night.


Colton Parayko provided assists on three separate occasions during Wednesday's Game Three OT loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Fantasy Impact: Parayko contributed in an epic proportion Wednesday as he provided assists on a pair of goals scored by David Perron, and another by Vladimir Tarasenko. Parayko has now produced 10 points and owns a plus-three rating in 16 games played this post-season.


Kevin Labanc dished out assists on both of Joe Thornton's goals to help the Sharks claim a 5-4 OT victory over the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Labanc has produced four goals, five assists, and owns a minus-four rating through 17 games played this post-season.


Logan Couture scored the game-tying goal for the Sharks with 1:01 remaining in the third period to force OT in Game Three against St. Louis.

Fantasy Impact: Couture came to the rescue with a late game-tying goal for the Sharks as they were almost going to fall behind two games to one against the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Finals. Couture has had an awesome post-season so far with 14 goals, six assists, and a plus-eight rating through 17 games played.


Erik Karlsson scored a pair of goals for the Sharks in Game Three Wednesday, one of which was the game-winner just 5:23 into OT.

Fantasy Impact: Karlsson played a huge role in San Jose's success Wednesday night as they now possess a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals. He is on pace to have the best post-season of his career statistically if he can keep up this pace of 0.88 points per game.


Joe Thornton potted a pair of goals, as well as provided an assist on Logan Couture's game-tying goal late in the third period of Game Three Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The 22-year veteran still has some pop left in him as he was able to produce three points in a critical Game Three match-up with the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night. Thornton now has 10 points, along with a minus-four rating in 16 games played this post-season. He will look to help his team take a commanding 3-1 series lead this Friday night with a Game Four victory in St. Louis.


Calvin de Haan netted his first career playoff goal with 6:12 remaining in the second period of Game Three to cut the deficit to 2-1. Unfortunately for Carolina, Boston would hang on to win 2-1 and claim a 3-0 series lead.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a quiet post-season for de Haan as he as only scored one goal in 11 games played so far. One bright spot is the fact that during this span he also possesses a plus-four rating. His defense will need to be spotless if Carolina is to live another day beyond this Thursday night.


Chris Wagner opened the scoring in Game Three with a goal just 1:21 into the second period. Boston went on win 2-1 and now possess a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Fantasy Impact: Wagner has now scored goals in two of his last three games played this post-season. He will look to help Boston close out this series Thursday night at Carolina and move on to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2013.


Petr Mrazek allowed six goals on 25 shots faced by Boston's high-powered offense in Sunday's 6-2 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Mrazek has not looked good in the first two games of this series, allowing 10 goals during this time frame. It has yet to be determined if Mrazek will be a healthy scratch for Game Three this Tuesday night. If that is the case, Curtis McElhinney will be between the pipes for Carolina come game time.