Schmidt picked up two assists -- one on the power play -- and four blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Sharks in Game 4. Schmidt has contributed four assists and 12 blocked shots in the series. The defenseman recorded 30 points in 61 regular-season contests. He will be expected to do his due diligence in his own zone as a first-pairing blueliner, but he can also help in DFS formats while the points are rolling in.
Schmidt dished out an even-strength assist while logging 17:02 of ice time in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Sharks. Schmidt now has two points in three playoff games this year. The 27-year-old has been an important part of Vegas' 2-1 series lead, racking up eight blocks and a plus-3 rating. Expect the Minnesota native to keep getting fantasy opportunities, as evidenced by his 19:26 of average ice time in the series.
Schmidt notched a pair of helpers in Monday's 7-3 drubbing of the Sharks. Schmidt waited until near the end of the game to factor into the offense, setting up Jonathan Marchessault's empty-net goal and then Cody Eakin's power-play tally a minute later. Schmidt is up to 29 points (nine goals, 20 helpers) in 53 games in a campaign shortened by a suspension at the start. He averaged 22:08 per game entering the contest as a fixture on Vegas' top pairing.
Schmidt scored a goal and blocked three shots in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Canucks. Schmidt has three goals and three assists over his last eight appearances, as well as 24 blocked shots in that span. With 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 49 games this season, there's a chance the blueliner challenges his career-high 36 points, set last season, if he can sustain this recent hot stretch.
Schmidt scored an empty-net goal and added a power-play assist in a 4-1 win over the Stars on Tuesday. Schmidt also blocked four blocked shots and had four shots on goal in the contest. Schmidt has 24 points in 44 games this year, while shooting a career-high 9.6 percent. Schmidt is a serviceable option on defense, although he doesn't generate many hits (only 25 this season).
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