Edmundson was back in the lineup for Game 5 on Saturday after his turnover in Game 4 ignited Dallas' offense. He finished plus-1 while getting 12:51 of ice time. Edmundson's turnover in Game 4 led to an unmolested path to the net for the Stars' Radek Faska, who beat Brian Elliott and tied up the game. It was the kind of turnover that might stick in a rookie's mind, but he the coaches showed confidence in Edmundson, though his third-period time has been reduced in each of the past two games.
Edmundson registered his first point in the postseason with a first-period goal in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Stars in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series. Edmundson finished off a nice feed from Troy Brouwer like he was a natural goal scorer, but it was just his second goal of the year. The rookie has responded well after he was a healthy scratch for Games 5 and 6 in the first-round series win over Chicago. It's reminiscent of a December stretch when he was sent down to the AHL for two weeks. When he returned to St. Louis, he played some of his best hockey of the season.
Edmundson led the Blues with seven hits in Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Stars in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. The Blues were surprisingly tame in the series opener, getting out hit, 32-26, by the smaller and speedier Stars. If St. Louis is going to steal a game in Dallas on Sunday, they'll need others copying Edmundson's effort. The rookie blue-liner had been a healthy scratch in Games 5 and 6 of the Chicago series, but has regrouped since.
The Blues have agreed to terms with Edmundson on a two-year contract extension. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Edmundson has appeared in 66 games in the NHL this season, scoring once with eight helpers. The 22-year-old defender plays a physical game and is no stranger to the Sin Bin, racking up 108 PIM with the minor-league Wolves in 2013-14.
Edmundson had five hits and scored a goal in Friday night's 4-0 win over Vancouver. The goal was the first of Edmundson's career, coming in his 60th game played. His goal generated much excitement on the Blues' bench, but we imagine there was much less celebration in fantasy circles. The 22-year-old has just nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 60 games. His real value comes in the hits category, where the rookie has doled out 141 checks.
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