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A fantasized look at some NHL action from Monday.
Matt Duchene gets awarded the fantasy line of the night for his ridiculously colorful line of 1+2=3, 2 shots, 1 block, 6 hits, 19 FOW, and plus-2. He's absolutely on fire with goals in four straight games to the tune of 4+4=8 for the streak.
Finally coming around is Shea Weber as he put up his first multipoint performance of the season. After starting the season with just one assist to show for 13 games, he has a three game point scoring streak of 2+2=4 going.
It really seems like Jamie McGinn loves playing in Colorado. He had a goal on 8 shots yesterday and over his last 8 games he has 3+7=10 including a very healthy 36 shots. Pretty sure I heard that he's hit the most posts/crossbars in the NHL so there's more to come here. Grab him off your wire (just 12% owned in Yahoo! leagues) while you still can.
Returning to action yesterday was Patric Hornqvist and he must have been chomping at the bit to get into the lineup as he had a ridiculous 12 shots but just an assist to show for his efforts. Still impressive.
It's been underwhelming seasons for teammates Mike Fisher and Sergei Kostitsyn as each had only 4 points entering yesterday's matchup with the Avalanche. Both potted a goal and added an assist as they beg to stay on your roster.
It's a four game point scoring streak for Colin Wilson as he, too, had a goal and assist for the Predators last night. He's got 4+7=11 over his last nine games and he's another player (just 8% owned in Yahoo! leagues) who wants you to add him.
Aaron Palushaj had his first NHL career multipoint performance yesterday with an extremely useful line of 1+2=3, 2 shots, 2 blocks, and 2 hits. He played almost 15 minutes while lining up with Paul Stastny and David Jones. Palushaj has had some productive seasons in the AHL but has never shown he's capable of playing at the NHL level.
Nazim Kadri had a powerplay goal and added an assist. He's up to 14 points in 16 games on the season and he's finally showed that he belongs here. About time.
Dion Phaneuf had an assist and he's got a four game point scoring streak going with 2+4=6 and 4 PPP. That's a hell of a lot better than the one assist he had over his first 11 games.
Jakub Voracek put up 4 assists and nothing like a 4-point game to boost your season stats. He now has 2+10=12 to show for his last nine games.
Claude Giroux is starting to look a little more like Claude Giroux as he had 2+1=3, 4 shots, and plus-3. I bashed him last week but he's got 2+4=6 over his last four so he obviously read my article and is playing pissed. You're welcome.
Finally breaking through with his first goal of the season was Max Pacioretty. Hard to believe it took him 34 shots and 9 assists to finally get one in the goal column. Expect a lot more now.