Fantasy Hockey News for Wednesday

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A fantasized look at the NHL action from Tuesday night

Your shutouts of the night went to... drumroll.... who else? Brian Elliott (his second in a row), Sergei Bobrovsky (his fourth in the last month) and Ray Emery (his third in his last five games). In total the three of them only had to stop 65 shots, so their teams are playing air-tight defence in front of them.

A goal and eight hits last night for Alex Ovechkin. OV is hotter than white hot (if that even exists) right now with 16+6=22 over his last 13 games.

Not as hot as that is Jeff Skinner lately with just a single goal on his last 56 shots and he is a minus-18 over his last 15 games.

Is it just me or does John Tavares deserve a little more Hart chatter as he has been so good this year? Two more points on five shots last night and going back over the last month he hasn't gone more than two games without a goal (11 in 18 games)... love that consistency.

Things really turned around for Evgeni Nabokov when February turned to March as since then he is 11-4-2. But he's shown us even another gear lately going 6-1-1, 1.48 & .942 over his last eight games.

A little help around here... hello?... anyone?... Pekka Rinne stopped 25 of 26 but took another loss last night. He has a 1.85 gaa & .942 sv% over his last seven games but has just one lousy W.

Nothing spectacular but a healthy Guillaume Latendresse is worth mentioning and after a goal last night he has six goals in his last 14 games while playing on Ottawa's top line.

Jonathan Quick gave up four goals in the 3rd period and five overall to Dallas last night as his sv% dropped to .895 for the season... yikes. And his numbers are getting worse as the season goes along.

Vernon Fiddler was the star for the Stars as he had 2+1=3, plus-3 & four shots. He actually has a four game point streak right now with 2+5=7, so might be worth a look in deep leagues.

Fiddler's linemate, Erik Cole, isn't even able to ride his coattails as Cole has just four goals & 28 shots in 19 games since being traded to Dallas. Dude seems to pout after he gets traded, remember how useless he was in Edmonton?

Fantasy Line of the Night may have to go to Alex Goligoski for his goal, three shots, five hits & five blocks. The Gos started the year slowly but now has a very solid 2+14=16 over his last 22 games.

Oops, sorry The Wiz beats The Gos for fantasy line of the night as James Wisniewski had a goal, plus-2, six shots, four hits & five blocks. I grabbed him in a league over the weekend, take a look.

A goal on five shots last night for Matt Calvert and he has been productive lately with 4+2=6 over his last seven games.

Surely a satisfying result for Ben Bishop as he beat the Sens by stopping 33 of 35. He's looked great in Tampa with a .944 through his first four games and has raised his sv% to a .928 for the season.

Ladders: Dmitrij Jaskin, Sami Vatanen, Daniel Bang & Sami Aittokallio.

Snakes: J.T. Miller & David Rundblad.

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