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Steen-Backes-Oshie Line Heats Up

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

This week’s DraftKings Fantasy Report is a bit unusual.

Rather than recommending one Blue to boost your fantasy team, we’re going to recommend three.

More specifically, T.J. Oshie, Alexander Steen and David Backes, who have combined for 20 points over their last five games.

Oshie, who was named the NHL’s No. 1 Star for the week ending Jan. 4, led all NHL players with five goals. He also shared the League lead with seven points. On Saturday, he recorded his second career hat trick and second career four-point game in a 7-2 win against San Jose.

Steen also had seven points last week. After being held off the scoresheet on Dec. 29 in Colorado, Steen registered an assist Dec. 30 against Nashville, a goal and an assist on Jan. 2 in Anaheim and then tallied his third career four-point game on Saturday in San Jose.

Backes had three assists over the last week but has been receiving all of the credit from his linemates.

“He’s creating so much space for us, it’s unbelievable,” Steen said. “He’s been great. He does a lot of stuff that doesn’t really get a lot of credit, but us boys, we know what he does.”

Added Oshie, “He’s occupying the front of the net and he’s taking the goalies’ eyes away. Without Backs doing his job, me and Steener aren’t on the scoresheet.”

If you can nab any of these three for your fantasy team, now’s the time to do it. The line is red hot entering this week’s action.

SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Jan. 6 at Arizona Coyotes
Jan. 8 vs. San Jose Sharks
Jan. 10 vs. Carolina Hurricanes

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