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Game Recaps

Martin Jones saves 28 of the 30 shots he faced in the 3-2 victory in Game 2 versus Anaheim.

Fantasy Impact: He was a great goalie this season and finished with 30 victories and a GAA around 2.5 in 60 games.

Tomas Hertl scored the eventual game-winner in the 3-2 Game 2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Hertl is a solid fantasy option who is over 40 points this season.

Logan Couture scored a power-play goal and then assisted on the game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Couture is a strong fantasy asset who should be owned in all seasonal leagues.

Tuukka Rask allowed three goals on 33 shots in Game 2 in a 7-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He is one of the best goalies in the NHL and should be owned in most leagues.

Patrice Bergeron recorded four assists in Game 2 versus Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: He is an elite option going into 2018-19.

Brad Marchand recorded four goals in Game 2 versus Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: He is an elite option and should be owned in nearly all leagues in 2018-19.

David Pastrnak scored three goals and added three assists in the 7-3 victory. He set a record as the youngest player to record six points in a playoff game. The record he broke was held by Wayne Gretzky.

Fantasy Impact: He is a young stud worthy of being acquired in the first few rounds in 2018-19.

Brent Burns scored the final goal of the game in a 3-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Burns recorded at least 67 points in his third straight season. He is a top fantasy defenseman who should be owned in all leagues.

Timo Meier recorded the lone assist on the final goal of the game. San Jose would win 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: In his first full season, he ended the regular season with 36 points. He is a decent option looking at 2018-19 from this final game of the 2017-18 regular season.

Brenden Dillon recorded an assist on the second Anaheim goal.

Fantasy Impact: Dillon is a low-end fantasy defenseman whose greatest asset is his PIM.

Joe Pavelski recorded two assists in Game 1. The first one came on the power-play game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Pavelski followed up a 68 point season with 66 this season and is a top fantasy option.

Evander Kane scored the first two goals of the game. The first one was not only a power-play tally but also the game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Kane is a great fantasy option who was acquired by San Jose in a trade.

Mike Smith 2017-18 season

Sun, Apr 8th 4:17am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Mike Smith finished the 2017-18 season with a 25-22 record with a 2.65 GAA.

Fantasy Impact: He did not set the world on fire but he was a competent fantasy goalie for the season.

Jon Gillies saved 26 of the 27 shots he faced in the 7-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: It was his third victory in 11 games for 2017-18. He ended the season with a GAA around 3.

Matt Stajan recorded an assist in the season finale. He was also called for a minor penalty.

Fantasy Impact: He recorded just 12 points in 68 games in 2017-18 and is a center. This is not the stat line of a fantasy asset for most leagues.

Curtis Lazar recorded an assist during the season finale.

Fantasy Impact: 12 points in 65 games for a right-winger. No, Lazar was not fantasy relevant for 2017-18.

Matt Bartkowski recorded an assist on the fifth Flames goal.

Fantasy Impact: He just wasn't fantasy relevant in 2017-18 with 3 points in 18 games. For his career, it is 47 points in 253 games.

Michael Stone recorded an assist on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: He played the whole season but recorded just 10 points and 28 PIM.

Michael Ferland recorded the lone assist on the first goal of the game.

Fantasy Impact: In 77 games, he recorded 41 points. This was a strong step forward and makes him interesting next season.

Garnet Hathaway scored the fourth Flames goal of the game. It was also his fourth goal of the season.

Fantasy Impact: 99 games played in his career and he has 5 goals and 21 points. This is not much for a center in fantasy. However, he did record 88 PIM this season and is now up to 163 for his career in those 99 games.