Stepan potted an empty-net goal in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 victory over the Canadiens. It was the first goal of the series for Stepan, who had been held to just one assist in the previous five games. He's been known to struggle at times in the postseason, but his 45 points in 91 career playoff games certainly aren't that bad. Stepan is an elite playmaker and the Rangers will be looking for more from him in the next round when they face the winner of the Boston-Ottawa series.
Stepan had two assists in Sunday's win over Philadelphia. Stepan had recently scored in three straight games, but he showed off his great vision Sunday. This is his fourth straight 50-plus point season, as he continues to be one of the more reliable scorers around. The top-line center is on track to roll into the playoffs on a high note, so make sure you get him in your lineup.
Stepan scored a goal in his second straight game Sunday against Anaheim. Stepan has a point in each of his past three contests now, and he'll need to continue this pace over the final six games if he wants to meet his career-high 57 points in a season. He continues to play on the Rangers' top line and power-play unit, so he'll remain a credible fantasy option for the remainder of the season.
Stepan scored the game-winning goal against the Kings on Saturday. That makes the fourth consecutive 50-point season for Stepan, who is one of the more reliable producers in the game. He's on track for a career low in goals, but Stepan's main value lies in his puck distribution ability and elite vision. Keep him rolling, as his plus-18 rating and power-play production make him a well-rounded fantasy asset.
Stepan fired a season-high 10 shots on goal and was rewarded with a pair of power-play assists in Thursday's loss to Carolina. He also hit a post in an attempt to tie the game in the third period; so often, the difference between a nice game and a heroic one is an inch or two. Stepan has quietly been slumping for a while, as this was his first multi-point game since Jan. 17; in the 22-game interim, he recorded eight assists and zero goals. Indeed, since scoring twice against Dallas in the aforementioned mid-January game, Stepan has unleashed 61 shots on net without bending twine. With his career-low 6.9 shooting percentage, there are few players in the league more deserving of positive regression.
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