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Stanley Cup Final fantasy picks

Krejci, Tarasenko riding six-game point streaks; Bruins-Blues Game 1 score predictions, DFS targets

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

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MON. 5/27

CENTER

David Krejci, BOS -- The Boston Bruins center is on a six-game point streak entering Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final and has a strong track record on this stage. He had six points (two goals, four assists) in seven games against the Vancouver Canucks in the 2011 Final and five assists in six games against the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 Final. Krejci and wing Jake DeBrusk will be relied upon for secondary scoring against valuable St. Louis Blues centers Ryan O'Reilly and Brayden Schenn.

WING

Vladimir Tarasenko, STL -- The elite right wing is on a six-game point streak with three goals and five assists over the span. He's skating on the top line with valuable forwards Brayden Schenn and Jaden Schwartz, who leads the Blues with 16 points (12 goals, four assists) in the playoffs. Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 64 shots on goal in 19 playoff games and is worth spending up for in Game 1 against the Bruins, whom he has six points (three goals, three assists) in 10 games against in his NHL career.

DEFENSEMAN

Alex Pietrangelo, STL -- The Blues defenseman had an assist against the Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final, giving him the most points by a St. Louis defenseman in a single postseason (13 in 19 games). Pietrangelo has 10 SOG in his past three games and is the highest scoring defenseman in the playoffs from the Blues and Bruins entering their Stanley Cup Final matchup. Pietrangelo plays on St. Louis' power play, which has been much-improved (4-for-14; 28.6 percent) over the past three games.

GOALIE

Tuukka Rask, BOS -- The Bruins goalie has won seven straight games with a .961 save percentage and two shutouts in the span. Rask, who backed up Tim Thomas during Boston's Stanley Cup run in 2011, was impressive in defeat against the Blackhawks in the 2013 Final, going 2-4 with a .932 SV% and one shutout in six games. Rask is 12-5 with a .942 SV% in 17 games this postseason and could tie the longest playoff winning streak among active goalies (Jonathan Quick won eight straight in 2012).

Jensen's Game 1 score prediction: Bruins win, 2-1

Reese's Game 1 score prediction: Blues win 3-2

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