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Fantasy: Rankings for 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL.com lists most valuable players for rest of postseason

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

We're down to eight teams in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, so any remaining roster moves in your fantasy format are crucial. 

Below are updated rest-of-postseason fantasy player rankings by position (forwards, defensemen, goalies) for basic postseason formats counting points (goals, assists) for skaters, as well as wins and shutouts for goaltenders. When you're mulling add/drop moves or trades in your playoff leagues, use this list as a basis for your decision-making. 

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NOTE: These rankings take into account past regular season and playoff production, likelihood of each player's team making a deep playoff run, difficulty of divisional bracket, power-play usage, lineup placement and goalie situation (workhorse or time-share). DNP - INJ. indicates players who did not play in the first round because of injury but are expected to return. 

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FANTASY FORWARD RANKINGS FOR REST OF PLAYOFFS

1. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT 
2. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT 
3. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH 
4. Connor McDavid, C, EDM 
5. Phil Kessel, W, PIT 
6. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA 
7. Alex Ovechkin, W, WSH 
8. Leon Draisaitl, W, EDM 
9. Vladimir Tarasenko, W, STL 
10. T.J. Oshie, W, WSH 
11. Filip Forsberg, W, NSH 
12. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH 
13. Jake Guentzel, W, PIT 
14. Viktor Arvidsson, W, NSH 
15. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH 
16. Marcus Johansson, W, WSH 
17. Justin Williams, W, WSH 
18. Corey Perry, W, ANA 
19. Jaden Schwartz, W, STL 
20. Derick Brassard, C, OTT 
21. Mats Zuccarello, W, NYR 
22. Mike Hoffman, W, OTT 
23. Rick Nash, W, NYR 
24. Conor Sheary, W, PIT 
25. Rickard Rakell, W, ANA 
26. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR 
27. Bobby Ryan, W, OTT 
28. Patrick Eaves, W, ANA 
29. Alexander Steen, W, STL 
30. Patric Hornqvist, W, PIT 
31. Ryan Kesler, C, ANA 
32. Mark Stone, W, OTT 
33. Milan Lucic, W, EDM 
34. Bryan Rust, W, PIT 
35. Kyle Turris, C, OTT 
36. Derek Stepan, C, NYR 
37. Patrick Maroon, W, EDM 
38. James Neal, W, NSH 
39. Chris Kreider, W, NYR 
40. Jakob Silfverberg, W, ANA 
41. J.T. Miller, W, NYR 
42. Andre Burakovsky, W, WSH 
43. Paul Stastny, C, STL 
44. Jordan Eberle, W, EDM 
45. Vladimir Sobotka, W, STL 
46. Kevin Fiala, W, NSH 
47. Kevin Hayes, C, NYR 
48. Colin Wilson, W, NSH (DNP - INJ.
49. Nick Bonino, C, PIT 
50. Pavel Buchnevich, W, NYR 

Video: CBJ@PIT, Gm5: Crosby cranks a one-timer for PPG

Key injuries: Carl Hagelin (W, PIT), Robby Fabbri (W, STL) 

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FANTASY DEFENSEMAN RANKINGS FOR REST OF PLAYOFFS

1. Kevin Shattenkirk, WSH 
2. Roman Josi, NSH 
3. Erik Karlsson, OTT 
4. Justin Schultz, PIT 
5. P.K. Subban, NSH 
6. Oscar Klefbom, EDM 
7. Alex Pietrangelo, STL
8. John Carlson, WSH
9. Ryan McDonagh, NYR 
10. Ryan Ellis, NSH 
11. Brady Skjei, NYR 
12. Cam Fowler, ANA (DNP - INJ.
13. Colton Parayko, STL 
14. Shea Theodore, ANA 
15. Dion Phaneuf, OTT 
16. Andrej Sekera, EDM 
17. Dmitry Orlov, WSH 
18. Hampus Lindholm, ANA 
19. Matt Niskanen, WSH 
20. Trevor Daley, PIT 

Key injury: Kris Letang (PIT) 

Video: SJS@EDM, Gm5: Klefbom rips one-timer to tie game

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FANTASY STARTING GOALIE RANKINGS FOR REST OF PLAYOFFS

1. Braden Holtby, WSH 
2. Pekka Rinne, NSH 
3. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR 
4. Jake Allen, STL 
5. Cam Talbot, EDM 
6. John Gibson, ANA 
7. Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT 
8. Craig Anderson, OTT 

Key injury: Matt Murray (PIT) 

Video: CHI@NSH, Gm4: Rinne keeps puck out through scramble

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