Pageau scored four goals -- including the game-winning tally in overtime -- to beat New York in Game 2 on Saturday. Everything went right for Pageau on Saturday, and he was the fuel behind the comeback win. Specifically, he scored two third-period goals to tie the game before sealing the 2-0 series lead -- with a natural hat trick -- in the extra frame. The pivot also scored an unassisted goal in the first period. Considering he had just a single goal through the first seven games of the postseason, fantasy expectations should remain in check. Still, what an amazing individual performance from Pageau.
Pageau went five-hole on a breakaway in Friday's Game 5, double-overtime loss to the Bruins. The Bruins' defense was slowed at center ice, only for a storming Pageau to receive an outlet pass and flip the puck into the cage for his first goal in these playoffs. He would also go on to slap a loose puck away from the net after it got behind allied goalie Craig Anderson during the first overtime. Pageau should continue to be an X-factor in the playoffs following his 33 points and a plus-13 rating in a full regular season.
Pageau worked between the Senators' top offensive wingers, Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone, in practice Tuesday, Ian Mendes of TSN reports. Head coach Guy Boucher experimented with that line in Saturday's game against the Rangers and liked what he saw. Pageau appears to be in line for plenty of time on the power-play unit, although the coach said not to look too much into the changes, as they could be temporary. Still, Pageau is a likely top-six forward to start the playoffs, making him an attractive sleeper in postseason pools and DFS play.
Pageau scored a goal while finishing with a plus-1 rating in Sunday's 4-2 loss against the Islanders. Pageau enters the postseason with goals in back-to-back games, and a total of two goals and four points with a plus-4 rating over his past four outings. While he isn't a mainstay in most seasonal fantasy formats, he will be a decent depth option in postseason pools.
Pageau recorded his 100th career point in Saturday's game against the Rangers, the 36th player in franchise history to reach the milestone. Pageau finished with a goal, assist and plus-2 rating in Saturday's home finale. A lot of Pageau's career output has been over his past two seasons, as he's lit the lamp 30 times with 45 assists and a plus-29 rating since the start of the 2015-16 NHL campaign.
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