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Nathan Bastian closed the gap to 5-3, but Strome iced the game with an empty net goal.Vegas Golden Knights
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"Living on the road, out of a suitcase, for days and weeks. The ups and downs of a season. Uncertainty about contracts. Our average, career length is less than five years. Guys are fortunate, no question, to make the kind of money that they do and to be public figures. But there is an awful lot that comes along with that."Pittsburgh Penguins

Early in the second period, the Bruins drew a power play opportunity. Shortly thereafter, David Krejci would score and finally log his first goal of the season.

Allen: If only we understood why Mika Zibanejad isn't producing this season. The situation and teammates are much the same as last season, when Zibanejad was easily the best fantasy skater in the NHL on a per game basis. He produced 3.2 fantasy points per game last season (for reference, Auston Matthews leads the league this season with 3.5 and Connor McDavid is second with 3.2). This season, Zibanejad has scored a paltry 1.4 fantasy points per game and is equal in fantasy scoring to the likes of Alex Iafallo and Teddy Blueger. He suffered a benching through part of a game last week and has shown muted signs of life of late, but there's no avoiding the bust label here.

WHAT: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins WHERE: PPG Paints Arena WHEN: Sunday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. ET TV: NBCSN (^Blacked out in local markets) ON THE CALL: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Penguins-Rangers stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.Toronto Maple Leafs

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Krueger has been criticized for being too rigid with his philosophy, which has led to Buffalo ranking last in the league in scoring 24 goals in five-on-five situations and 29th in goals per game at 2.19. The coach was also questioned for benching high-priced forward Jeff Skinner during a three-game stretch last week.Columbus Blue Jackets

Eeli Tolvanen, LW/RW, Nashville Predators (2.6%): At least Preds fans have the rookie forward to admire in what's otherwise amounting to a gloomy 2020-21. Carving out a spot for himself on Nashville's top powerplay, the 21-year-old has four goals and two assists in eight recent contests. He's shooting on net more and more frequently. This all has worked out to an average of 2.33 fantasy games per contest since Feb. 23. And this kid is just getting started. Don't sleep on him in dynasty leagues, in particular.

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