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A fantasized look at Thursday night's NHL action.
Wojtek Wolski scored for the second straight game but he also added two assist for the 3-point night. He hadn't had a point in 10 straight before this mini goal streak.
Mike Ribeiro continues to be the top fantasy option in Washington. After a line of 1+2=3, 2 PPP, 2 hits, and plus-2, he's got a 3-game goal scoring streak. More impressive than that is his 28 points and 28 PIM in just 22 games. More please!
Continuing his resurgence was Alex Ovechkin with 1+2=3, 4 shots, and plus-3. He's at 4+6=10, 4 PPP, 25 shots, and 7 hits over his hast 6 games. That's vintage Ovi.
Poor Jacob Markstrom had two goals scored on two shots in 3 minutes before being pulled. I'd assume most goalies never want to see the game that they post a 0.0 sv%.
Another sick game between the Flyers and Penguins last night. Chris Kunitz had two goals including the game winner and added an assist. I'm not sure anyone could have predicted that Kunitz would be third in the NHL in points at about the halfway mark. He's been unreal, failing to put up points in just 2 of his last 17 games. He has a ridiculous 13+14=27 and 8 PPP in those 17 games.
Another benefactor from the wild game was Kimmo Timonen and we'll go with him for fantasy line of the night. He offered up a potpourri of 1+2=3, 4 shots, 3 blocks, 2 hits, and 2 PPP. All of a sudden Timonen is 3rd in the NHL in points among defensemen.
Zac Rinaldo had the first multipoint game of his career as he put up 1+1=2 last night. Figured I'd mention it because it's not likely to ever happen again.
Both starting goalies were pulled from the Pens-Flyers game after giving up 4 goals. It took Marc-Andre Fleury just 20 minutes to get pulled. Ilya Bryzgalov stayed in a bit longer as he toughed it out for 35:47. Neither figured in the decision which has to be at least somewhat of a rare occurrence.
Rick Nash continued to carry the rangers on his proverbial back. He scored a late goal to send the game into overtime and assisted on the OT winner. He now has goals in 4 straight and points in 8 straight.
Second straight game with two points and a PPG for P.K. Subban last night. He's on a five game point scoring streak with 3+4=7 and 5 PPP.
Nazem Kadri scored to keep his goal scoring streak alive at 4 and his point scoring streak alive at 7. He also must have been feeling a bit saucy as he had a season high 5 hits.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 34 of 35 shots to defeat the Canucks last night. He's 3-0-0 in his last three games and only has one regulation loss in his last six outings. Pretty impressive when the team in front of you is the Blue Jackets.
Chris Stewart put up a four spot last night with 1+3=4, 2 PIM, 4 shots, and plus-3. I left this guy for dead before the season so I'll eat crow on this one.
Three apples for David Perron last night and he's got a modest three game point scoring streak going with 2+4=6.
Alex Pietrangelo posted his second straight game with a goal and an assist and that's a welcome sight for his owners as he had no points in the prior 8.
Rookie Cody Eakin keeps on chugging. He scored a powerplay goal last night and added an assist for his fourth multipoint effort on the season. Over his last 5 contests he has 2+4=6.
Two assists for Alex Goligoski last night and he's got 6 assists including 3 PPP over his last 6 games. Would it be too much to ask for him to put the puck in the net at some point this season?
Jaromir Jagr scored twice and he's got goals in three straight and powerplay goals in two straight.
Sent down: Matt Halischuk