Jake DeBrusk LW BOS 10 hours ago
DeBrusk scored two goals, including the game winner, in a 7-4 win over the Maple Leafs in Wednesday's Game 7.
DeBrusk was consistent through this series, as he notched a point in six of the seven games. However, this was his first multi-point game of the series, and it came at a great time. The rookie started 70.0 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone this season, which is certainly helpful when it comes to racking up fantasy points.
Patrice Bergeron C BOS 10 hours ago
Bergeron scored a goal and had two assists in a 7-4 Game 7 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
After notching five points in the first two games of this series, Bergeron had been held scoreless for three games, and also missed a contest. He got back on the score sheet at the perfect time for the Bruins, including notching his first goal of the series. Now he's fully healthy and heading for a matchup with the Lightning.
William Nylander C/RW TOR 10 hours ago
Nylander had two helpers in a 7-4 loss to the Bruins in Wednesday's Game 7.
It wasn't the most impressive series for Nylander, as even with these two points he only had one goal, two assists, and 11 shots on goal in this seven-game series. That being said, the 21-year-old had 61 points for the second straight season, and his best years are still ahead of him.
Patrick Marleau LW TOR 10 hours ago
Marleau lit the lamp twice in a 7-4 Game 7 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday.
Marleau did his best to try and help the Maple Leafs to victory, but his two tallies weren't enough. In his first season away from San Jose, the 38-year-old forward showed that he still had a little something left in his legs. He scored 27 goals for the second straight season, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him make another attempt to win that first Cup next season.
Tuukka Rask G BOS 10 hours ago
Rask only made 20 saves on 24 shots, but he still picked up the 7-4 win in Wednesday's Game 7 against the Maple Leafs.
In this must-win game Rask was not up to the task, but fortunately for him his teammates bailed him out. This wasn't a great series for the Finnish netminder, as before this game he had a 2.74 GAA and .909 save percentage. Now he has to prepare for a Lightning team that scored a league-high 3.54 goals per game.
Frederik Andersen G TOR 10 hours ago
Andersen made 29 saves on 35 shots in a 7-4 loss to the Bruins in Wednesday's Game 7.
Andersen came up big in Game 6, but with everything on the line he had a rough night, leading to Toronto's elimination. The Danish netminder had a .918 save percentage for the season season in a row, but he put up a 2.81 GAA because he faced 33.9 shots on net per contest. He could use some more defensive help in front of him. Perhaps the Leafs will address that in the offseason.
DTDLeo Komarov LW TOR 14 hours ago
Komarov (lower body) will sit out Wednesday's Game 7 against the Bruins, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic Toronto reports.
Komarov was considered a candidate to return to the lineup for the series finale after missing each of the last four contests, but it appears he's not quite ready to make his mark. The Leafs will attempt to take care of business without him, and Komarov would likely be in line to return at some point during the second round should Toronto advance.
Cody Ceci D OTT 16 hours ago
Ceci recorded five goals and 19 points this season, but his minus-27 rating was sixth-worst among defenseman.
Ceci played over 23 minutes per game for the second consecutive campaign in 2017-18 and the results weren't encouraging. While it's true that the Senators endured a disappointing season after reaching the Eastern Conference Final last spring, a good amount of the blame can be directed toward Ceci, as he didn't perform to the level expected of a top-pairing defenseman. A restricted free agent this summer, it's unlikely that Ceci is offered a long-term deal, though he'll be likely be back in Ottawa.
Mikael Backlund C CGY 16 hours ago
Backlund matched his career best of 31 assists in a season in 2017-18, but only scored 14 goals and finished with a minus-21 rating.
The Swedish pivot was looking to extend his streak of 20-plus goals in a season to three, but came up well short despite shooting the puck more than he ever has in a 10-season career. As a result, his 6.5 shooting percentage was his lowest since he played 23 games as a 20-year-old in 2009-10. Having said all that, what might be most alarming about Backlund's 2017-18 campaign was his huge negative rating, as his career plus-minus was plus-17 entering the season and hadn't been a minus player since 2012-13.
OUTWayne Simmonds RW PHI 16 hours ago
Simmonds disclosed that he finished the season with a torn pelvis, broken ankle, torn ligament in his thumb, and a pulled groin, Tom Dougherty of NBC Sports Philly reports.
Simmonds tore his pelvis prior to this season's training camp, though he didn't elaborate on how long he'd been dealing with his other injuries. Always a fiery, in-your-face type of player, it's remarkable that Simmonds maintained this style while he was essentially a walking case study in sports-related injuries. That isn't to say that his play didn't suffer, though, as he had his lowest 82-game season goal and point totals -- 24 and 46, respectively -- since 2010-11, his final season as a King. A decision still needs to be made regarding whether Simmonds' hip injury requires surgery, but once healthy again, we should see his production return to the levels we've become accustomed to seeing.