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Crosby took it upon himslef to try deciding the game early in the second period, scoring twice in just 52 seconds. The Caps eventually came back to tie it, before Bonino won it for Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: Crosby has 4 goals with 5 assists for 9 playoff points.

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Cole started the play shooting the puck up the ice on the game-winning sequence by Scott Wilson and Nick Bonino.

Fantasy Impact: Cole has 4 assists in the playoffs. As it was a rule, he scores at least a point every other game.

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Maatta took a shot from the top of the right circle, Patric Hornqvist collected the rebound and slid it to No. 87.

Fantasy Impact: Maatta has 2 assists on the postseason.

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Guentzel took the puck Patric Hornqvist had just stolen from Caps defender Matt Niskanen and ran with it, before making a cross-ice pass 2-on-1 to Crosby to one-time into the net.

Fantasy Impact: Guentzel has 7 points (5 goals) in 6 games and has been a supereffective sidekick to captain Sidney Crosby on the top line.

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Hornqvist had his two key moves right at the start of the second stanza, stealing the puck from Matt Niskanen mid-ice on his first shift, and sliding a loose puck just above the crease to Crosby on the following one.

Fantasy Impact: Hornqvist is silently having a very effective playoffs so far with 2 goals and 3 assists in 6 games.

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Bonino came up with yet another clutch playoff goal for the Penguins, this time with a game-winner midway through the third after he had flown by his defender to receive the puck and take it 1 v 1 on Holtby.

Fantasy Impact: It was only his second playoff point though (both goals), however it came at the best of times.

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Fleury had another good game and finished great statistically, however the help he got from teammates - sometimes going as far as Jake Guentzel effectively playing goalie behind a scrambling Fleury - can not be be overstated. It was a hard fought, toughed out road win from the Penguins, adding another chapter to the ongoing Caps-Pens rivalry of the Ovechkin-Crosby era.

Fantasy Impact: Fleury closed out the game with a .943 SV% via 33 saves on 35 shots and now has all 5 wins for Pittsburgh.

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Jakov Silvferberg converted a Cogliano rebound on a line-rush counterattack.

Fantasy Impact: Cogliano had 4 shots on goal, but did not manage to score and this was his first point so far this postseason.

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Kesler was in the face of McDavid all night, evening out the matchup pretty much eventually. He notched two assists, one 5-on-5 and one on the PP.

Fantasy Impact: Kesler trippled his point total in the playoffs, as he has 3 assits currently. He and his linemates will need to keep their focus and discipline to help the Ducks get back into the series.

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Getzlaf was probably the best player on the ice Wednesday night, but the rest of the Ducks' forwards didn't give him much help for the most part. He chose shooting over passing and was rewarded for it on Anaheim's second powerplay of the game. He also won a faceoff cleanly that went into the recordbooks as a secondary assist on the Eaves goal.

Fantasy Impact: Getzlaf is the Ducks forward to own and play, as long as he is in his 'beastmode'.

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Eaves had a pretty silent game, but the line came to life in the third when Anaheim needed to mount a comeback and Rickard Rakell was reinserted onto the line. Eaves finished a drawn up faceoff play.

Fantasy Impact: Eaves has 2 tallies and 2 helpers so far.

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Silvferberg helped keep Connor McDavid in check for most of the night and scored ona wuick counterattack in the third to tie the game at 3.

Fantasy Impact: The goal was No 3 for Silvferberg this postseason.

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Cam Fowler came back from an April 4 injury seemingly unhindered and was forced to log 26:33 due to an early injury to Kevin Bieksa this time. Fowler's play was fluid and personally had a strong game, a good sign for the Ducks.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler immediately changed the setup of the PP and the PK as both special teams looked better.

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Montour threw the puck on the net from a drawn up set play after a clean faceoff win by Ryan Getzlaf vs Connor McDavid. Patrick Eaves tipped it, then followed up his own rebound to score.

Fantasy Impact: It was a second career playoff point for Montour.

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Brent Burns posted 29 goals and 47 assists for 76 points this season in 82 games played. He also finshed the season with a plus-19 rating.

Fantasy Impact: The likely Norris Trophy winner had an outstanding season posting a career-high in goals and points scored.


Joe Pavelski scored 29 goals and had 39 assists in 81 games played with a plus-11 rating. He had a nice playoffs with two goals and two assists in a disappointing first round exit.

Fantasy Impact: The 68 points he posted this season was his lowest scorinf output since the 2012-2013 season where he played only 48 games.


Tyler Seguin played in all 82 games and scored 26 goals with 46 assists for a total of 72 points this season. He also finished with a minus-15 rating.

Fantasy Impact: It was the first time Seguin has fallen below the 30-goal mark in four seasons. His 46 assists were just one short of his career high of 47.


Jamie Benn played in 77 games this season and posted 26 goals and 43 assists for 69 points. He also finished with a minus-nine rating.

Fantasy Impact: Benn and the Stars had a disappointing season as they missed the playoffs and struggled keeping pucks out of their net all season. He fell well short of the 41 goals and 89 points that he tallied last year.

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Rask was the backbone for the Bruins in this one, helping Boston escape with a win and a chance to tie the series at 3 at home. He started the series on a high note, but followed it with two weaker games statistically to bounce back in Games 4 and 5 to record his third game with and over .950 SV%.

Fantasy Impact: Rask has to keep it going as the Bruins will try to extend the series to a Game 7. He ahs a .924 SV% and a 2.14 GAA in 5 games.

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Marchand has been silent in the playoffs as this was only his second point in the series, although it came when his team nedded it the most.

Fantasy Impact: MArchand has an goal to go with this assist. He needs to up his game if Boston wants to advance.

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