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Penguins-Canadiens fantasy pool preview, picks

NHL.com has impact players, series predictions for Stanley Cup Qualifiers

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com's fantasy hockey staff makes picks for playoff pools counting the entire 24-team tournament and predictions for each Stanley Cup Qualifiers series. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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MVP FOR EACH TEAM:

NOTE: Below is each team's highest-ranked player by NHL.com for Stanley Cup pools.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Sidney Crosby, C

Montreal Canadiens: Carey Price, G

 

PAST PLAYOFF PERFORMERS:

Penguins: Jake Guentzel, LW/RW

-Has 43 points (24 goals, 19 assists) in 41 career postseason games; tied with Mark Scheifele of the Winnipeg Jets for most playoff goals per game (0.59) among active players.

Canadiens: Shea Weber, D

-Has 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) in 65 career postseason games.

 

SLEEPER PICKS:

Penguins: Jason Zucker, LW/RW

Canadiens: Jonathan Drouin, C/LW

Read: Fantasy sleeper candidates for Stanley Cup pools

 

SERIES X-FACTORS:

Penguins: Matt Murray, G

Canadiens: Brendan Gallagher, RW

Read: Fantasy X-factors | Bounce-back candidates

 

PREDICTIONS FOR FIVE-GAME SERIES:

Pete Jensen: Penguins in 5

Rob Reese: Penguins in 4

David Satriano: Penguins in 5

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