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Juuse Saros stopped 24-of-27 shots during Nashville's 4-1 loss to Arizona in Game 3 of the best-of-five qualifying round series.

Fantasy Impact: Saros has played in all three games of the series going 1-2 with nine goals allowed. He has played in a total of 10 career playoffs but this series is his first as a starter. It will be interesting to see if veteran Pekka Rinne will get the call in Game 4 to help continue the season for the Preds.

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Viktor Arvidsson scored a second-period goal during Nashville's 4-1 loss to Arizona. He finished the game with a minus-one rating and six shots on net while playing 19:50 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: The goal was his second of the series in three games played with no assists. In 58 career playoff games, Arvidsson has 11 goals and 15 assists.

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Roman Josi finished without a point and a minus-two rating during Nashville's 4-1 loss to Arizona. He did manage to get four shots on goal in 27:15 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: It was a difficult game for all of the Predators as they fall behind 2-1 in the best-of-five qualifying round series. In three games played, Josi has three assists and a minus-two rating with seven shots on goal.

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Forsberg registered one assist to go along with a whopping six SOG , one hit, and one BLK in 14:06 of the Predators 3-2 win over the Flames.

Fantasy Impact: Forsberg is now first in goals and second in points for Nashville. He has 18 goals and 20 assists in 47 games. He is a solid start and has picked up a little bit of momentum recently.

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Duchene had a goal and was +1 with one SOG and four HIT in 15:03 in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene is now on a four game point streak. Start him while he is hot.

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Rinne also stopped 29 of 31 shots en route to his 15th win in the Predators 5-2 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Rinne is still a risky start as Nashville is still very inconsistent, and you can't rely on him to score a goal every game.

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Jarnkrok tallied one assist as well as a +1, two SOG, and two hits in 18:59 in Nashville's 3-2 win over Arizona on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Jarnkrok now has 12 goals and 14 assists in 36 games. While he is certainly not a top option, his 59 point pace means he is someone that should probably be owned in most leagues.

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Ellis picked up two assists as well as a +1, two SOG, one hit, and five BLK in 27:35 in Nashville's 5-4 loss to Ottawa on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ellis filled the stat sheet all the way around in this one. He remains second on the team in points and is a very solid start in Fantasy. Interesting fact: Nashville is the only team in the NHL with two defensemen in the team's top three scorers.

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Johansen was assessed a five minute major and game misconduct for elbowing Tampa Bay's Brayden Point during Tuesday night's matchup. The Department of Player Safety reviewed the play and decided to fine Johansen $5,000 in lieu of a suspension. (Source: NHL Player Safety on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With four goals and 13 assists through 27 games, as well as zero points and only two shots in his last three games, Johansen is only a recommended start in deep leagues, though he can provide some matchup-based production for shallower leagues. If you are relying on him, he will not miss games related to the elbowing incident.

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The Preds lost 3-2 in overtime on Monday after Turris' power-play goal. He was also credited with an assist on Calle Jarnkrok's second period goal.

Fantasy Impact: With 11 points in twenty games (-2), the top-line center is a possibility for fantasy.

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Eckholm helped Kyle Turris tie the game at 2-2 in the third period, with the Preds losing in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: With 13 points in 27 games (+3) Eckholm is marginal for fantasy.

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Bonino helped Rocco Grimaldi for the game-winner as the Preds shut out the Hurricanes 3-0 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: At 16 points in 26 games (+9), Bonino is borderline in fantasy.

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Watson netted the final goal of the 3-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: Playing on the fourth line, with only nine points in 26 games (+4), Watson should not be on fantasy teams.

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Grimaldi's first period goal turned out to be the game winner as the Preds shut out Carolina 3-0 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: With 12 points in 23 games (+6) and playing on the third line, the Grimaldi is marginal in fantasy.

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Fabbro helped Nick Bonino in the first period as the Preds defeated the Blues 3-2 in a shootout.

Fantasy Impact: With six points in 23 games (+6), this defenseman is not significant for fantasy players.

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Granlund assisted Mattias Eckholm in the first period of the 4-2 victory on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The center is heating up with five points in five games but the Preds need to prove their slump is over before he can be recommended for fantasy.

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Olivier helped Colton Sissons for the final goal of the 4-2 of the win of St. Louis on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie has played three NHL games, so fantasy players should wait-and-see for this young winger.

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Sissons made it 3-1 in the first period of the 4-2 victory on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: This was the fourth-line center's first point after a six-game drought; he now has 12 points in 22 games (+2) and so is not the best (or worst) choice in fantasy.

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Smith helped Calle Jarnkrok for a power-play goal in the second period of the 6-3 loss to Vancouver.

Fantasy Impact: At five points in 21 games (+7), Smith is not a good choice in fantasy.

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Hamhuis helped Nick Bonino in the second period for the Predators first goal as they wiped out Detroit 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: With one assist in 13 games, Hamhuis is not a factor in fantasy.

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