Joe Thornton Headshot

Thornton's surgery on his ACL and MCL was deemed successful, and he's expected to be ready for the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

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Given that Jumbo was able to play through the severe injuries, we can't see that hurting his fantasy stock, especially since the surgery apparently went off without a hitch. However, it's worth noting that Thornton will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, likely signaling a move away from San Jose after 12 seasons. The industrious pivot went from averaging a point per game in 2015-16 down to 50 in 79 games this year. It'll be tough to gauge his value in virtual formats until we see what color sweater he dons next.
Jake Allen Headshot

Allen saved 28 of 32 shots during Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Nashville.

Added 8:47 am (EST)
After beginning the playoffs with three consecutive wins and a .974 save percentage, Allen has now lost two of his past three games with a .907 save percentage and 2.90 GAA. Nashville is averaging 3.4 goals per game in the playoffs and project to continue making life difficult for the Blues and Allen.
Pekka Rinne Headshot

Rinne stopped 27 of 30 shots during Wednesday's Game 1 win over St. Louis.

Added 8:42 am (EST)
Rinne is now 5-0 in the playoffs with a .962 save percentage and 1.14 GAA. The Blues have generated just just 6.0 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes at five-on-five in the postseason, so while Rinne's numbers have negative regression ahead, the drop might not be drastic in Round 2.
Cam Talbot Headshot

Talbot saved 33 of 36 shots during Wednesday's Game 1 win over Anaheim.

Added 8:35 am (EST)
While there have been some ups and downs along the way, through seven postseason games, Talbot sports a .925 save percentage and 2.17 GAA. Winning Game 1 in Anaheim is also an impression feat. This could easily turn into a back-and-forth series, so don't be surprised if Talbot's game-to-game inconsistency continues in Round 2.
John Gibson Headshot

Gibson saved just 27 of 31 shots during Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Edmonton.

Added 8:31 am (EST)
Gibson has been hit or miss through five playoff games, as he's allowed two goals or fewer in three outings and four goals in the other two. Anaheim has allowed 14.33 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes in the playoffs, so team defense has been more of an issue than Gibson's play. He'll look to backstop Anaheim to a Game 2 win Friday.
Ryan Kesler Headshot

Kesler collected two assists -- one with the man advantage -- during Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Edmonton.

Added 8:21 am (EST)
The veteran pivot spent 10:58 of his 21:09 of ice time matched up against Connor McDavid in Game 1, and Kesler limited McDavid to a single power-play assist. Kesler will need to continue playing a 200-foot game for the Ducks to succeed. He had just a single assist through four games in Round 1, so his multi-assist showing Wednesday was a welcomed offensive boost.
Ryan Getzlaf Headshot

Getzlaf scored a power-play goal and added an assist during Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Edmonton.

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It was the veteran's third multi-point showing through five playoff games, and dating back to the regular season, Getzlaf has 11 goals and 41 points over his past 30 outings. With a go-to offensive role, Getzlaf's fantasy floor and ceiling are both high.
Patrick Maroon Headshot

Maroon recorded two third-period assists during Wednesday's Game 1 win over Anaheim.

Added 8:02 am (EST)
After spending the better part of five seasons with the Ducks, Maroon got the best of his former team Wednesday. The winger posted career-high marks in the goals (27) and points (42) columns this season and has flourished at five-on-five alongside Connor McDavid. Maroon has been held to a goal and two assists through seven playoff games, though.
Mark Letestu Headshot

Letestu scored two power-play goals during Wednesday's Game 1 win over Anaheim.

Added 7:50 am (EST)
The veteran forward plays a key special-teams role for the Oilers and has collected three goals and two helpers through seven playoff games this spring. It's been a nice followup to his career-high 35 points in the regular season, which included 11 goals and three helpers with the man advantage. Letestu checks out as a sneaky source of cap relief in daily contests because of his role on the No. 1 power-play unit.
Adam Larsson Headshot

Larsson scored two goals and collected an assist over 18:47 of ice time during Wednesday's Game 1 win over Anaheim.

Added 7:47 am (EST)
Larsson turned in a solid campaign in his first season with the Oilers, but it rarely translated into fantasy success. So, while his Game 1 performance was a virtual gem and huge influence on the final outcome, keeping expectations in check for Larsson through the remainder of the postseason is likely best.
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