Fantasy Hockey News for Saturday

Mike Ridewood

A fantasized look at Saturday night's NHL games.

Pretty easy call for fantasy line of the night with Curtis Glencross turning the trick, adding 4 shots and plus-2. He now has points in four of his last five matches to the tune of 5+2=7 with 15 shots and plus-5 over that span. He's likely flying off the free agent shelf like hotcakes today so grab him while he's hot.

After three assists last night, Matt Stajan has moved himself into unfamiliar territory. He's actually a point per game player over his last 11 with 2+9=11. And that's without a single point on the powerplay all season.

Another Flames player who's got himself up to a point per game of late is Lee Stempniak. He's got 2+8=10 over his last 10 games.

Jiri Hudler broke a four game pointless streak by scoring a powerplay goal and adding an assist. He's been streaky with his points this season so he'll likely be trending up, now.

Roman Josi hadn't scored a point since his breakthrough 4-pointer a few weeks ago. He finally got his name on the scoresheet last night with two assists. I'm a fan of his, he just needs to be more consistent.

Pekka Rinne allowed 2 goals on 2 shots in 8 minutes before being yanked. I think it was Jacob Markstrom who did this exact same thing a few weeks ago. I'll say it again, it must really suck to have a 0 sv% for a game. This was also the second straight game that Rinne got pulled. That's no way to follow up a 32-save shutout.

I'm going to pick on Jordan Eberle a bit here. He had no points yesterday and finished minus-1. He hasn't scored a goal in 10 games. He has just one assist over his last 5 and is sporting a minus-7 over that span. He also played under 15 minutes. Can someone tell me what the #$%& is going on with this guy?!

Trending in the opposite direction from his Oilers teammate is Taylor Hall. He posted the useful line of 1+1=2, 2 PIM, 6 shots, plus-1. He's now posted three straight two point games to the tune of 2+4=6.

Jimmy Howard stopped 30 of 32 for the win last night. He's put some great games together here as he's allowed 2 goals or less in six straight while posting a 3-1-2 record.

Valtteri Filppula scored a goal and now has points in three straight games. With just 12 points in 21 games, you have to say it's been a disappointing follow up to his 66 point effort last season. Still plenty of time to turn it around.

David Clarkson must have read this piece from a couple of days ago because he finally scored a goal and added 8 shots last night. Woopty doo.

Called up: Sean Collins, Michael Blunden

Sent down: Jeff Deslauriers, Patrick Maroon, Chris Terry, Cody Goloubef, Petteri Nokelainen,

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