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A fantasized look at Sunday's NHL action.
Big game for Derek Roy as he connected for a 3-pointer with 1+2=3 yesterday. That's his second multipoint performance in the last three.
Loui Eriksson had a goal and an assist and he's starting to heat up with 3+3=6 over his last five games. I like him as a trade target as some of his owners might still be frustrated with his cold start.
It's been a much better looking Alexander Semin this season. After scoring a goal in yesterday's tilt, he's got 2+7=9 over his last five games. The change of scenery has definitely worked for him.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored a pair of goals for the third time this season and that put him at 10 on the season. He's got a comfortable lead in the rookie goal scoring race and I like his chances to bring home the Calder.
I'm sure there are a few people out there who are regretting their decision to drop David Desharnais. He had two goals last night and is on a three game point scoring streak of 3+2=5 and going back a little further he has 4+6=10 over his last nine games.
It was another night of 1+1=2 for Max Pacioretty and he's now sandwiched two four game point scoring streaks with one pointless performance in the middle. That's good for 8+6=14 with a whopping 40 shots in those 9 games. Damn, he's nasty.
Lets go with Patrice Bergeron for the fantasy line of the night with 1+2=3, 4 shots, 2 hits, plus-3 and winning 13 of 19 draws. It's no easy feat to go plus-3 in a game your team loses in regulation. He has 3+8=11 over his last 7 matches.
Brad Marchand had three assists last night and was also plus-3 in that loss. He's been one of the most consistant producers this season as he's only failed to put up a point in 5 of 18 games. He has 4+5=9 over his last 7 games.
Patrick Kane scored a big PPG to tie up the game with about two minutes left in another Blackhawks win. He's cooled off a bit as he hasn't had a multipoint game in 11 straight, but the pace he was at was obviously unsustainable. He's got just 5 points in his last 8.
Another win for Corey Crawford as he continued to impress, stopping 32 of 33 shots. He's won 3 in a row and made his stats even sparklier at .945 sv% and 1.41 gaa.
Robin Lehner fell to 0-0-2 after taking the shootout loss yesterday but he played very well in defeat, making some big saves and keeping the Senators in the game. It's a shame the goalie situation in Ottawa is such a logjam because this kid is ready to play full time now.
Ryan O'Reilly made his season debut but didn't show up anywhere in the scoresheet (unless you count losing 14 of 23 faceoffs). He did play 15:52 and those minutes only figure to increase moving forward.
Rick Nash went 1+1=2 for the second straight game but added 4 PIM and 3 shots. He's on a six game point scoring streak (though he sat out a few games in the middle of it) with 3+6=9 and a crazy 33 shots.
Mikko Koivu put together a 3-point night for the first time this season as he went 1+2=3. He's got 5 points in his last 4 games as he tries to put a scoring run together.
Roberto Luongo got back into the net for the first time since his 8 goal debacle. He did Cory Schneider owners a favor by playing poorly and taking the loss. Don't look now but he's only got 1 win in his last 4 games and his stock is dropping quickly.
Mike Cammalleri scored twice and he's on a four game point scoring streak with 4+1=5. Going back a bit further he's 8+6=14 over his last 11 as he's looked vintage Cammalleri (circa 2006-2007) at times.
A goal and an assist for Lee Stempniak and he has 1+4=5 over his last four games. He's not the sexiest guy to have on your fantasy squad, but you could do a whole lot worse than 15 points and a ton of minutes in 20 games.
Jacob Markstrom was called up to replace Jose Theodore who was diagnosed with a torn groin (ouch). I think he will get the lion's share of the starts over Scott Clemmensen so pick him up if you're in need of a twineminder. He's the Panterhs' future.