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Klefbom won a puck battle along the defensive boards and sent it to Leon Draisaitl prior to Connor McDavid's empty-netter, capping his hat-trick.

Fantasy Impact: Klefbom has 3 goals and 13 assists on the season.

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Larsson's point blast sailed wide only to be picked up by Mike Cammalleri, who used patiance and vision to find Ryan Strome in the high slot for the game deciding goal in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: Larsson has 3 goals and 4 assists on the season.

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Cammalleri found Ryan Strome arriving with the second wave of attack in the high slot and the young frward did not miss, scoring the game-winner at 13:18 of the third period.

Fantasy Impact: Cammalleri has 2 goals and 13 assists in 35 games with the Oilers.

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Strome was left frustrated by a spectacular third period Varlamov save with the cameras showing him nearly breaking his stick in anger after. He redeemed himself though by scoring the game-winner about 5 minutes later on a smart Mike Cammalleri feed.

Fantasy Impact: Strome has 8 goals and 15 assists on the season.

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Russell fished a high bouncing puck out of mid-air, and before letting it slip away, dove after it to kickstart a counter with Draisaitl and McDavid, capped off with the latter scoring, tying the game at 2.

Fantasy Impact: Russell has 4 goals and 17 assists on the season.

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Draisaitl's two helper followed the same recipe: slide it to Connor McDavid and let him do the rest, the first coming on a counter 8:59 into the third, the second on an empty netter at 18:34.

Fantasy Impact: Draisaitl has 17 goals and 35 assists on the season.

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Benning's point shot took a deflection on an Oiler body and fell right into the wheelhuse for Connor McDavid to open the Oilers' account for the night.

Fantasy Impact: Benning has 4 goals and 9 assists on the season.

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Maroon had a Matt Benning shot deflect off of his body to Connor McDavid for the Oilers' first tying goal past midway in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: Maroon has 14 goals and 16 assists on the season.

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McDavid tied the game twice before slotting an empty netter for the hat-trick to finish the game off. His first came midway throught the game as a point shot deflected across crease off Patrick Maroon's body and found McDavid alone with a wide open net. He followed up with a beautiful counter 9 minutes into the third as the Oilers went 2-on-2 with a Kris Russell steal and McDavid used Leon Draisaitl as the perfect screen to beat Varlamov with a stick side wrister.

Fantasy Impact: McDavid has 26 goals and 43 assists on the season. It was his third hat-trick of the season.

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Talbot stopped 24 of 26 shots as the much less busy goalie in the game, but the first goal is one he wishes he could have had as a shot from quite a distance beat him short side high early in the first. The second one was really unfortunate though, as a point shot going way wide almost had a 90 degree change in angle off an Avalanche body at the goalline and trickled past the goalline past midway in the second.

Fantasy Impact: Talbot has his first win in his last 6 starts, No 20 on the season, which gives him 4 consecutive seasons with at least 20 wins. However, his .902 SV% and 3.12 GAA are career lows.

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Martin Jones saved 26 of the 28 shots he faced in the 5-2 victory. In fact, he held them scoreless until after the team had a 5-0 lead.

Fantasy Impact: He has been a top goalie who gets a lot of the starts for his team and should easily be a top-10 goalie in fantasy.

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Jannik Hansen recorded an assist on the third Sharks goal. It would be the eventual game-winner in the 5-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Hanson has some value in deeper leagues but his 20-38 point range (when healthy) is nothing special at the right-winger position. He is also not producing much this season.

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Chris Tierney recorded an assist on the fourth San Jose goal. The Sharks would win 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Tierney has yet to show a period of sustained success in fantasy terms, but this is already the best season of his four-year NHL career.

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Justin Braun scored a goal and an assist. The assist came on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Braun is a decent option who might help occasionally in deeper leagues.

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Mikkel Boedker scored two straight goals in the 5-2 victory. The first one was the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: He is a low-end option who might help occasionally in deep leagues.

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Malker Karlsson scored the second goal of the game. He then assisted on the final score of the 5-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Karlsson is a minor fantasy option in deep leagues.

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Marc-Edouard Vlasic recorded two assists. They came on the first and fourth San Jose goals. He has now scored in the last four games he has played.

Fantasy Impact: Vlasic is usually between 20-40 points which is admittedly a bit of variance but as a defenseman, it still can be of some use in deeper leagues.

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Timo Meier recorded two assists. The assists came on the first two goals of the game.

Fantasy Impact: He is having a slow start to his career as he has 30 points in his first 92 games.

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Joe Pavelski scored twice and assisted on another. The Sharks would win 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: He is coming off a 68 point season and is one of the best fantasy options in the NHL.

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Henrik Lundqvist allows 5 goals and gets pulled in the middle of the third period. The Rangers lost to the Ottawa Senators 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: This game serves as a summary for the Rangers this season. When they can score they let the other team score too much. It was a terrible defensive game for all the Rangers players from the forwards to the goalie. Henrik is now 23-20-4 on the season with a 2.80 GAA.

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