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David Perron scored in the first period to give St Louis the lead in the first game of the round-robin. The goal came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Perron had already reached 60 points before the season ended. This situation with all of its unprecedented factors is unknown but he is a good player on a great team who will get the round-robin to round into form.

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Brayden Schenn recorded an assist on the only Blues goal of the game. It came on the power-play in a 2-1 last fraction of a second loss.

Fantasy Impact: Schenn is a part of the best fantasy line the Blues have and they are guaranteed to make it to the next round, giving him time to get into the flow. Schenn has four straight seasons with at least 54 points and is a former #5 overall pick.

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Ryan O'Reilly recorded an assist on the only goal St Louis scored in the game. The assist came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Ryan O'Reilly is in a good position in terms of fantasy. He is part of an explosive line and will get a few round-robin games to round into form before the threat of elimination starts.

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Jordan Binnington saved 36 of the 38 shots he faced versus Colorado in the round-robin opener. He made a save with around a second left on the clock. Unfortunately, he left just enough time left for the Avalanche to bury the rebound within the last .1 of the game to win 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: This is new to all of us but Binnington has one of the best teams around him. As a bonus, the Blues can not be eliminated until the next round so he will also get more time to adjust than will the goalies of the 16 teams battling it out in best-of-five elimination series.

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The two hub cities for the NHL playoffs will be in Edmonton and Toronto, per Bob McKenzie of TSN. (Source: TSN)

Fantasy Impact: Barring any setback, the two hub cities for the NHL restart will be Toronto and Edmonton. The NHL originally was going to open in one American city (Las Vegas) and one in Canada. Due to rise of COVID-19 cases in Las Vegas, the NHL playoffs will restart in Canada. The CBA negotiations between the players union, and a vote of the players is expected this week.

Ivan Barbashev scored a goal versus the Ducks Wednesday. The goal was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Barbashev set career-highs in goals, assists, and points in 2018-19. The Russian center played on the fourth line last season and could see even better opportunities this season.

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Jordan Kyrou recorded an assist versus Anaheim. Technically the assist came before the game was postponed on February 11th.

Fantasy Impact: Kyrou was a highly-regarded young prospect coming up. Keep an eye on him in case he breaks out.

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Sammy Blais recorded an assist versus the Ducks Wednesday. The assist came on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Blais had not been much of a fantasy option in the past, especially for a winger. Keep an eye on him in the future as he was producing early this season.

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Justin Faulk recorded an assist Wednesday versus Anaheim. The assist came on the empty netter at the end of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Faulk has been one of the better goal-scoring defensemen in the NHL in the past. He has six straight seasons of 30+ points but only one over 37 (2014-15 with 49). He is on pace to fall short this season. Faulk is not currently on the top-level of fantasy defensemen but he has been a good option in the past.

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Alex Pietrangelo scored two goals versus the Ducks Wednesday. He has 16 goals this season. The first goal of his in the game came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Pietrangelo is a solid fantasy option although he has never been elite. He finished with 28 assists last season but has been over 30 in seven different seasons.

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Jake Allen saved 26 of the 27 shots he faced after the resumption of the game against the Ducks Wednesday. St Louis would win 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Allen has been a very good goalie in his career and it is highly recommended that you grab him as a handcuff if you have Binnington.

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Colton Parayko scored a goal versus the Panthers Monday. The goal was his 10th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Parayko was a star in the playoffs last season to increase people's awareness of him. In his first four seasons, he has reached at least 28 points each season which is respectable for a defenseman in fantasy.

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Robert Thomas recorded an assist versus Florida Monday. The assist was the only one of the game for the Blues.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is a 2017 1st round pick who made it to the NHL to play 70 games in 2018-19. His 33 points were a good rookie season for the 20-year old.

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Roberto Bortuzzo scored a goal Sunday versus the Blackhawks. The goal was his second of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bortuzzo has not been much of a fantasy factor in his career. He should not be owned in most leagues.

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Jaden Schwartz recorded two assists versus the Blackhawks Sunday. He has 11 points in his past eight games.

Fantasy Impact: Schwartz actually had a down regular season in 2018-19 with 36 points. He had topped 50 points in four of the previous five seasons. Schwartz is a solid option but not elite.

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Vince Dunn scored a goal versus the Devils Friday. His ninth goal of the season came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Dunn is in his third season and is following up on a second season where he showed improvement in the major fantasy categories. He is a solid fantasy option at defensemen.

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Tyler Bozak recorded an assist versus the Devils Friday. The assist came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Bozak is a solid depth option in fantasy. In the last seven seasons that he played at least 57 games, he reached at least 35 points.

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Jay Bouwmeester has recovered from his cardiac episode to be feeling "pretty normal". Despite the positive progress for his personal health, the head coach says Bouwmeester will not play again this year.

Fantasy Impact: Bouwmeester is 36 years old and due to be an unrestricted free agent after the season and may never play in the NHL again. He also hasn't been much of a fantasy factor for a while. Feel free to drop him.

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Marco Scandella recorded an assist versus Minnesota Sunday. It was his first point since being traded to the Blues.

Fantasy Impact: Scandella has never topped 23 points in a season. Outside of deep leagues, he is not much of an option.

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Oskar Sundqvist scored a goal and an assist versus the Wild Sunday. The goal was his 12th of the season and the assist came shorthanded.

Fantasy Impact: 2018-19 was Sundqvist's first season of true success in the NHL. He will need to score a few more points to rise above a depth option in most leagues but he is young enough for there to be some hope.

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