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Steven Stamkos had three points in the Lightnings 5-1 season opening victory over the Blackhawks. He was a plus one with one goal, two assists, one PPG, two PPP and five SOG in 15:53 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Stamkos is an obvious must start fantasy player going forward. He is still one of the best offensive players in the league as long as he can stay on the ice. Look for him to eclipse aa PPG pace this season.


Leon Draisaitl had an assist in the Oilers 5-3 loss to the Canucks on opening night. He was a plus one with an assist and a SOG in 20:59 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Edmonton struggled on the power play failing to score in any of their four attempts. This will not be the norm. Look for Draisaitl to end the season with 60 or more points in this shortened 56-game season.


Dylan Strome scored the Blackhawks' lone goal as they fell 5-1 to the Lightning in the season opener. Strome scored late in the third on a redirected puck that surprisingly slipped past Andrei Vasilevskiy to cancel his shutout.

Fantasy Impact: Strome had a quiet night until late in the game when he found the back of the net on a redirected puck from behind the net. Strome should continue to contribute on an offense that may struggle at times.


Malcon Subban struggled in the season opener, allowing 5 goals on 33 shots.

Fantasy Impact: It was a challenging matchup on the road against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Even so, Subban is not worth starting from a fantasy perspective.


Anton Khudobin made 28 saves on 31 shots faced as the Stars went on to defeat the Avalanche 5-3 Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: In the eight games Khudobin has started this postseason, he has a 5-3-0 record with a 2.55 GAA and 0.917 SV%. He appears to be the team's primary goaltending option right now as fellow teammate Ben Bishop has sat out for four straight games.


Jason Dickinson provided the primary helper on Roope Hintz's third period goal as the Stars would take Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Avalanche.

Fantasy Impact: This was Dickinson's first point produced in the 10 games that he has participated in the playoffs this year.


Miro Heiskanen provided the secondary assist on Blake Comeau's first period goal as the Stars would go on to win 5-3 Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Heiskanen has three goals, 13 points, and a plus-five rating in 10 contests this postseason.


Jamie Oleksiak provided the primary helper on Blake Comeau's first period goal in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Avalanche.

Fantasy Impact: Oleksiak has produced two goals, four points, and a plus-nine rating in 10 playoff games this season.


Radek Faksa provided the secondary assist on Alexander Radulov's first period goal Saturday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Faksa has a goal and a pair of assists in 10 playoff games played this year.


John Klingberg provided the secondary assist on Roope Hintz's third period goal Saturday as the Stars would win 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Klingberg has a goal, seven assists, and a plus-three rating in nine games played this postseason.


Jamie Benn contributed with assists on Tyler Seguin's goal as well as both of Alexander Radulov's scores during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Fantasy Impact: Benn had initially started the playoffs pretty cold, but he has been heating it up as of late. In his last five contests, he has managed to produce a goal and four helpers. The captain will attempt to continue his recent hot production in Game 2 Monday evening.


Roope Hintz potted his first goal of the playoffs 8:47 into the third period to seal an eventual 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals.

Fantasy Impact: Hintz has been virtually nonexistent in Dallas' first 10 playoff games this year. It's a bit surprising considering how much of a factor he was during the regular season as he had 19 goals and 14 helpers in 60 games played. Hopefully Saturday's performance has sparked something in the speedy young forward. The Stars are going to need it if they are to keep up with Colorado's high-powered offense.


Alexander Radulov potted a goal 16:28 into the first period to extend Dallas' lead to 3-1. He followed it up with another goal 9:09 into the second and also had an assist on Tyler Seguin's first period goal.

Fantasy Impact: Prior to Saturday night's eruption, Radulov had been fairly quiet this postseason as he only had two goals and an assist in nine contests. Dallas will need similar production like last night's from Radulov if they are to make a legitimate run at a championship this postseason.


Blake Comeau scored 9:51 into the first period to give Dallas a 2-1 lead over Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: Comeau has a goal and two assists in 10 playoff games played this year.


Tyler Seguin kicked off the scoring for the Stars just four minutes into the first period of Game 1 against the Colorado Avalanche. He also contributed with an assist as Dallas would win 5-3 Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Seguin has been heating up as of late. He has a goal and four assists in his last five games played. This is really good news for the Stars as they attempt to get past the Avalanche in the playoffs.


Vince Dunn recorded an assist versus Vancouver in Game 6. Like many of his teammates, his play in the postseason this season could be said to have declined compared to last season.

Fantasy Impact: Dunn is a solid fantasy option at defensemen. Dunn is still young with only three seasons under his belt.


Alex Pietrangelo recorded an assist versus the Canucks in Game 7. St Louis has been eliminated.

Fantasy Impact: Pietrangelo is a solid fantasy option although he has never been elite. Pietrangelo finished with 36 assists this season which was his eighth season with at least 30.


Ryan O'Reilly recorded an assist in Game 6 versus the Canucks. He recorded four points over the last three games.

Fantasy Impact: Ryan O'Reilly is in a good position in terms of fantasy. He is part of an explosive line that was quite good in the postseason.


David Perron recorded an assist versus Vancouver in Game 6. Perron was one of the best fantasy options for the Blues in this failed postseason.

Fantasy Impact: Perron is a very good player on a great team. Perron had already reached 60 points before the season ended and will go into the next season as a desirable option after the stars are gone.


Jaden Schwartz scored twice versus the Canucks in Game 6. He finished the postseason with four goals.

Fantasy Impact: Schwartz is a solid option but not elite. He has topped 50 points in five of the previous six seasons.