The biggest and brightest from the past week in Fantasy Land, as voted by FHS writers.
Big thanks to Michael Benedicks, who provides much of the FSOTW commentary this week.
Three Stars of the Week:
3rd Star, from the Nashville Predators, numero 35, Pekka Rinne... 3 games, 3 wins, 111 saves, 1.62 GAA, and .957 SV%. Forty saves in consecutive games and dude has won 5 straight. FHS Votes: 1 second, 3 thirds.
2nd Star, from the Pittsburgh Penguins, numero 71, Evgeni Malkin... 5+3=8, 16 SOG, 3 PPP in only 3 games. How could you block a guy from being a star of the week when he puts up a hat trick and a five spot of points? FHS Votes: 1 first, 4 seconds.
1st Star, from the New Jersey Davils, numero 9, Zach Parise... 3+5=8, plus-6, 4 PIM, 18 SOG, 2 SHP he's got the most colorful line of the week. A Breakdown of the Week here a couple of times this year, but it's safe to say he's turned it around. All he needs to do is start producing on the PP and he'll be back in the elite category. FHS Votes: 3 firsts, 2 thirds.
Honorable mention: Jason Spezza, OTT (3 GP, 3+5=8, +5, 14 SOG)Rookie Star of the Week: Jared Cowen with 2+3=5 in 3 games and he's glad they traded Rundblad.
Breakout Star of the Week: Rich Peverley with 2+4=6, 2 PIM, plus-4, 2 PPP in just 3 games. He's at 21% ownership in Yahoo!
Breakdown of the Week: Jack Johnson with no points and minus-6! Didn't he start the season hot? What the hell happened?
Free Agent Star of the Week (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! Leagues): Peverley again (21% owned). He's looking at a 60 point year if he keeps it up. And you thought that 3-year extension worth $9.75 million was overpaying.
Check out our past Fantasy Stars of the Week here.