Fantasy Hockey News for Thursday

Stephen Dunn

A fantasized look at Wednesday night's NHL action

It was Kyle Palmieri's night as he scored the natural hat trick last night. Adding 5 shots and a plus-2 gives him the fantasy line of the night. He had not scored a goal in 10 games, but 7+2=9 over 18 games on the season isn't too shabby.

Corey Perry is finally coming around as he had all three primary assist on Palmieri's hat trick. It was his second 3-point game in the last three. He's riding a six game point scoring streak to the tune of 4+7=11 including 4 PPP and 2 GWG.

Can't forget the man that makes that line tick, Ryan Getzlaf. With 3 assists, it was also his second 3-point game in the last three contests. He's at 2+7=9 over a four game point scoring streak. At 21 points in 18 games, he's turning out to be the draft day bargain that many figured he would be.

Anze Kopitar stayed hot with a goal and an assist including the GWG with under 5 minutes to play in a tie game. He will be sad that the cold month of February is gone as he was extremely hot during it. He was 4+10=14 in the 12 games on the month with 6 PPP.

Jeff Carter scored a powerplay goal last night and he's got a goal in five straight games. With 11 goals in 18 games he's been one of the more reliable goal scorers in the NHL this season.

Jonathan Bernier got the surprise start and he responded by stopping 32 of 33 shots to improve to 4-1-0. He's on a four game win streak allowing just one goal in each of those games. With peripherals of .931 sv% and 1.64 gaa he must be garnering trade interest at the very least.

Two goals and 7 shots for my boy Max Pacioretty and it might have taken him 11 games to score his first goal, but they're coming fast and furious, now. He has 6 goals to show for his last 6 games and over his last 7 games he's given you 6+4=10 and 27 shots.

David Desharnais is benefitting from MaxPac's hot streak and he had two assists last night. He has 1+6=7 over his last 7 games.

Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist last night and he likes to keep his point scoring streaks nice and even. He's still at exactly two points per game for the streak with 4+8=12 in his last six contests.

Scott Hartnell with two apples and he looks right as rain since he returned three games ago. He's got 1+2=3, 4 PIM, 7 shots, and 5 hits in that span.

Joel Ward had the lone goal for the Capitals last night and he's got 2+5=7 over his last 8 games which is decent production and a lot better than the the garbage he gave you last season.

Ilya Bryzgalov played well and got the win making 23 saves but he had his shutout vanish with just about two minutes left in the game. Bryz is a difficult goalie to figure out. He's 8-4-1 in his last 13 games but you wonder how with peripherals of .893 sv% and 3.18 gaa over that span.

Another assist for Andrei Markov and, you guessed it, was of the powerplay variety. Any chance he goes the whole season without scoring an even strength point?

Up to the Show: Michal Jordan, Yann Danis, Tim Sestito, Adam Cracknell, Brendan Mikkelson, Pierre-Cedric Labrie, Philipp Grubauer, Derek Meech

Down to Below: Marc-Andre Gragnani, Cristopher Nilstorp, Scott Timmins, Brian McGrattan, Brandon Mashinter, Jussi Rynnas, Eddie Pasquale, Julian Melchiori

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