Fantasy Hockey News for Thursday - The Humpday Edition or The Goalie Games Edition

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

A Fantasy Hockey perspective of what went down in the NHL on Wednesday Night

Your Daily Dosage for the games of November 13, 2013

This night belonged to the goal tenders.
Five of the seven tenders were named Stars of the game, yep... not much to see from an offensive perspective on a light night of NHL hockey.

Toronto Maple Leafs (1) @ Minnesota Wild (2) (SO)

Jonathan Bernier, (1st Star) who had his shutout bid taken away in the final 5 minutes, when a puck went rogue from a Phil Kessel stick, picked up by Mikko Koivu, directed on net with some kelp from Charlie Coyle, a rebound ricochet from Parise's skate, off Kessel's skate and through the five hole just how they drew it up.

Josh Harding (3rd Star) picked up the shoot out win, in relief of an injured Niklas Backstrom 10 minutes into a scoreless contest.
Harding stopped 19 of the 20 shots faced. So pretty much status quot.

Philadelphia Flyers (2) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1)

Ray Emery (first Star) stopped 30 of 31 shots from the Pens to earn his second W on the season.
Emery is 2-3-0 with 2.82 GAA is 2.82 and .898 SV%. Steve Mason's job is safe enough.

Marc-Andre Fleury, the lone goalie on the night to not receive a star, has no competition for now allowed 2 goals on 21 shots.
The Flower sports a 10-5-0 record with 2.07 GAA and .921 SV%

Dallas Stars (3) @ Edmonton Oilers (0)

Kari Lehtonen (first Star) was perfect on the night making all 22 saves on his way to his first shutout of the season in Dallas' 3-0 victory at Edmonton
Lehtonen runs his record to 8-3-2, with sparkling peripherals of 2.01 GAA and a .932 SV%

Devan Dubnyk (second Star) turned in a solid effort stopping 23 of the 24 Dallas shots. Only the second time in 13 starts that he's allowed fewer than 3 goals. He regularly receives no defensive help which we expect, the lack of offensive support however, is difficult to understand.
Dubnyk now possesses a 3-9-1 record with 3.69 GAA and .881 SV%, far worse than anyone expected

Coming into last nights contest with Minnesota, Nazem Kadri was pointless in his previous 3 games registering only 4 shots on goal. I guess taking a shot to the head at Boston on Saturday must have shaken somethng loose or the 10 minutes in the quiet room gave him time to think.
Whatever it was he gave his owners a productive night on a light Wednesday night, registering an assist on the lone Toronto goal, and I guess he decided to help out Niklas Backstrom and Mikael Granlund in the same way earning 14 PIM's along the way.
Whether or not he is able to start a consecutive games point streak in the next Maple Leaf's contest will largely depend on how hard the Shanaban Hammer falls.

Mikael Granlund, no points 3 SOG 2 PIM's didn't take to the quiet room so don't expect a big penalty night from him next game.

Has anyone else noticed that Mikko Koivu has only one multi point effort this season. a 1 goal 2 assist game on Nov 5th. You have to get more from your top line center averaging over 20 minutes and more than 3:30 of power play time per game

Mason Raymond 1G on 2 shots, the only goal for the Leafs

Zach Parise 1G on 6 shots was credited for the lone goal for The Wild

Charlie Coyle and Joffrey Lupul gave their owners some unexpected PIM's dropping the mitts in the aftermath of Backstrom's departure.


Sidney Crosby scored the only Pittsburgh goal in the loss.
Crosby's goal was his ninth, but only his first in the last 8 games, I was surprised to see that he'd only racked up 5 assists since Oct 25th.

I don't roster any Penguins except Malkin in only 1 league, so I don't watch the Pens much, plenty of scouts watching them, so I'm just wondering if there is anything to see here.

Evgeni Malkin running his point streak to 5 games (6 assists), is also having trouble finding the back of the net
Jussi Jokinen also picked up a helper, he's been an excellent source of points since joining Pittsburgh.

Brayden Schenn scored twice makinng him the best Schenn of the night he filled a few stat cats for his owners adding a plus-1, 2 SOG, 2 PIM, and 6 Hits.
I read somewhere that Schenn was off to a slow start, he's recorded 6G and 6A thru 18 games, I'd say someone was extremely optimistic about a guy that scored only 8 times last season in 47 contests, and 12 in 54 the year before.
I think he is producing right about where you want your depth scoring guys to produce

Wayne Simmonds , Steve Downie and Jakub Voracek with assists
Voracek has a point streak 2G and 2A over the past three, might want to look into a buy low aquisition here, that is if you don't hate Philly as I do. 

Rich Peverley who seemingly spent all of last season in Claude Juliens dog house, looks comfortable in his new digs.
Peverley scored his 4th goal and now has 9 points (4G + 5A) thru 17 games with Dallas.
Good production if you grabbed him late in your deep league drafts

Tyler Seguin scored his 8th and Antoine Roussel his 2nd into empty nets to finish off the Oilers

On the whole the games last night bored me and i couldn't really find much to say.

Let me know what I missed in the comments...

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