Fantasy Hockey News for Saturday

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A fantasized look at Friday night's NHL action.

Viktor Stalberg contributed a goal, an assist, 2 PIM, 6 shots, and plus-3 so lets give him the fantasy line of the night but he's helped out by the fact that there were only 3 NHL games. He's the guy that can be useful for stretches and with 4 points in his last 5 games, he might be in one of those stretches now.

Brent Seabrook scored the GWG in overtime last night but he also chipped in 8 hits and 3 blocks so those of us in multicat leagues are very thankful.

Winning the game in the nets for the Blackhawks was Ray Emery as he remained undefeated in both regulation and the shootout/overtime. He's 9-0-0 for the season and even if Corey Crawford's injury isn't serious, Emery is still worth owning currently.

Nick Foligno had an assist, 5 PIM, and 4 hits last night and he's got points in consecutive games. He was one of the lesser known players who posted 40+ points, 100+ PIM, and 100+ hits last season. The others were David Backes, Milan Lucic, Scott Hartnell, David Clarkson, Wayne Simmonds, and Steve Downie. Foligno is on a similar pace this season so make sure he's rostered if you're in a multicat league.

Speaking of David Backes, he put up 1+1=2, 5 shots, and 6 hits to break a mini cold streak where he had just one assist in the previous four games.

Scoring a powerplay goal last night was Kevin Shattenkirk to put him at 16 points on the season. Who knew that he was the right Blues defenseman to own this season? At least thus far.

Ryan Getzlaf potted a goal, but also contributed 2 shots, 2 hits, and 3 blocks. He kept his streak going at five with 3+7=10. His favorite winger, Corey Perry, also kept his streak alive with an assist. He's at seven games with 4+8=12.

Another win for Jonas Hiller as he made 31 stops in beating the Wild last night. He's at 3-0-0 since returning from injury.

Justin Schultz is on a four game point scoring streak after an assist yesterday. He has 1+4=5 with 3 PPP, and plus-2 over that span.

Up: Brian Flynn, Brian McGrattan, Dalton Prout, Chris Brown, Rob Klinkhammer

Down: Akim Aliu, Zac Dalpe, Tom Wandell, Tim Sestito, Richard Panik, Andrew Ebbett

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